#SCBDRecipe: Tequila Mockingbird and Other Literary Cocktails

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#SCBDRecipe – Tequila Mockingbird and Other Literary Cocktails

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“Look, Kelly,” the Producer said to me, “it’s your two favorite things: literature and books!” Bingo, I just got the perfect simple Christmas present that will be used time and time again. He gifted me Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle, a hardcover cocktail recipe book with a literary twist! All of the cocktails in the book, along with a few mocktails and bar bite recipes, are puns of various works of classic literature. There are two main sections of the book: Drinks for Dames and Gulps for Guys.

Here are my favorite Drinks for Dames

ONE FLEW OVER THE COSMO’S NEST

Ingredients:

1 ½ ounces vodka

1 ounce cranberry juice

½ ounce triple sec

½ ounce lime juice

Steps:

1)      Combine the ingredients with ice in a shaker.

2)      Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

PARADISE SAUCED

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Ingredients:

Sugar, for cocktail rim

1 ½ ounces vodka

1 ounce sour apple schnapps

½ ounce lime juice

½ teaspoon granulated sugar

Steps:

1)      Rim a chilled cocktail glass in sugar and set aside.

2)      Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into the glass.

THE TURN OF THE SCREWDRIVER

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Ingredients:

Theory One – She’s Perfectly Levelheaded

4 ounces orange juice

2 ounces vodka

OR

Theory Two – She’s Nuts

4 ounces sparkling orange soda (like Orangina)

2 ounces vanilla vodka

Steps:

1)      For either variation, pour the ingredients in a highball glass.

Here are my favorite Gulps for Guys:

DRANKENSTEIN

Ingredients:

1 ounce melon liquor

1 ounce tequila

1 (12-ounce) can club soda

Steps:

1)      Pour the liquor and tequila over ice in a highball glass.

2)      Fill to the top with the club soda.

THE LAST OF THE MOJITOS

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Ingredients:

5 fresh blueberries, washed

3 small, fresh strawberries, washed

8 sprigs fresh mint, washed

½ ounce lemon juice

1 ounce agave nectar

1 ½ ounces light rum

1 (12-ounce) can club soda

Steps:

1)      Muddle the berries, mint, juice, and nectar in a Collins glass.

2)      Add 2 handfuls ice and the rum, give a good stir, and top off with the club soda.

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEAGRAM’S

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Ingredients:

2 ounces whiskey (like Seagram’s)

1 (12-ounce) can lemon-lime soda

Kumquat, for garnish

Steps:

1)      Combine the whiskey and lemon-lime soda over ice in a highball glass.

2)      Bait ‘n’ float your kumquat.

3)      Don’t sip and sail.

Cheers!

** Photos and Cocktail recipes from Tim Federle’s Tequila Mockingbird **

CONTACT

Thank the author @TimFederle for this literary masterpiece!

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