Thursday, August 24, 2017

Books, Beverages, and Bites

Cup of coffee on book. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 8 Jul 2017.

Seems like almost everyone can relate to the cozy feeling of curling up with a good book and a delicious drink. Whether it be coffee, tea, or something a bit stronger, there's really nothing better than sipping while you read. That's why I was jazzed when I came across Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle -- a recipe book that shares my love of cocktails, mocktails, and even snacks while simultaneously pairing them with some fantastic reads. As an added bonus, the drinks and treats are named with fantastic puns. Prepping for a book club would be especially convenient with many popular titles and hilarious drink name combinations like One Flew Over the Cosmo's Nest (p. 15) and Fahrenheit 151 (p. 97).

And if you happen to enjoy a good movie as well, you'll be pleased to know that Federle has that covered, too. Gone With The Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist is his follow-up recipe book which adds the same delicious twist of pairing beverages and foods with popular and classic movies. 

Whether you're hosting a book club, movie night, or just gearing up to enjoy some alone time, there's something for everyone. It's not just Tim Federle, either. I've found a few other entertainment and literary recipe books through my curiosity and hope you get as much enjoyment from them as I have!

Movie Night Menus: Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by Films We Love by Tenaya Darlington

To Have And Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion by Phillip Greene

Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith-McGovern

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