Weekend Cooking – Tequila Mockingbird Review

Enjoy your month, Virgo friends!

Weekend Cooking is a weekend blog meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads. Today I’m going to write up a quick review for Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Rederle. Hope you all enjoy!


Goodreads Synopsis: Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore—and you deserve a drink!

A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes—paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do. Drinks include:

– The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
– The Last of the Mojitos
– Love in the Time of Kahlua
– Romeo and Julep
– A Rum of One’s Own
– Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
– Vermouth the Bell Tolls
and more! 

Find on Goodreads and Amazon.

Don’t mind my drying dishes in the background. 😀  Anywho, last night my partners and I finally tried out a couple of the drinks from this cocktail book. There’s a lot to like about this book.  It has punny names and an engaging writing style. While reading it I couldn’t wait to try out the drinks.

Sadly I haven’t been super impressed with them so far. Probably because the ones I tried were mostly alcohol, and I’m just not a martini girl. I like a little more to my drinks. We tried the Gin Eyre and the Paradise Sauce. One was obviously a gin based drink and the other was a vodka base. To me they didn’t have as much flavor as I wanted. I wanted a little something more to hide the booze flavor, but then maybe I wasn’t mixing them well enough. I’m still getting the hang of cocktail making.

I do think we’ll be trying a few more of these in the future, because there are still some recipes that sound good. So I’ll add more to this review at a later time.  But in the meantime I would give this book a solid three stars.  It’s fun, but it’s not the best one out there.


  1. The names of the cocktail recipes are so much fun! I’d be guilty of looking through the book and then not actually making any of them because we are only very occasional drinkers!

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