Looking for a fun drink to serve at your next book club meeting? Or are you putting together a menu for a literary-themed party? Author Tim Federle would like to make your job easier with his THREE cocktail recipe books featuring drinks inspired by classic books.
Tequila Mockingbird, Gone With the Gin, and Are You There God? It's Me Margarita each include close to 50 unique cocktail recipes, so if you can't find a drink you like here, it doesn't exist. Each book also contains an array of book-themed snack recipes as well, so there's your party sorted!
From Tequila Mockingbird, try "One Flew Over The Cosmo's Nest," a sweet potion featuring vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec and lime juice, inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Or how about a "Gin Eyre," a refreshing drink inspired by Jane herself including gin, sugar, lemon juice, mint and orange bitters.
Or you might like to serve a punch to your guests known as "The Adventures of Sherbet Holmes," featuring champagne, ginger ale, berry sorbet and fresh blueberries.
Each book includes a chapter of virgin drinks, like "Goodnight Moonshine" in Are You There God, It's Me Margarita. This nighttime warmer features warm milk, brewed camomile tea and honey.
If falling asleep isn't your goal, look for "Murder on the Orient Espresso" in the same book, an eye-opener that includes coffee liqueur, hot coffee, espresso, simple syrup and Belgian chocolate.
And if you never want to sleep again, try a drink that will curl your hair called "The Drinking Game of Thrones," featuring scotch, cinnamon whiskey, ginger liqueur and lemon juice.
Are you a muggle or a wizard? Gone With the Gin includes a unique drink called "Harry Potter and the Gimlet of Fire" that combines gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Don't be afraid to add food coloring to make it magical!
Or do you need something special to go with your monkey brains? Try the "Indiana Jones and the Shirley Temple of Doom," a unique concoction of tequila, ginger ale, lychee juice, and pomegranate juice, topped with a gummy worm (why'd it have to be snakes??)
Getting hungry? How about some "Banana Karenina" for dessert? Just gather up your bananas, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, Kahlua and vodka-soaked cherries.
Or maybe you'd prefer some "Berry Potter," a yummy mixture of fresh berries, sugar, pomegranate juice, and lemon juice, on top of meringues and whipped cream.
You can even find lists of goofy drinking games in each book. Take a shot whenever someone asks what you plan to do with your English degree, or get copies of The Shining for all of your friends and race to find a specific word like "ax," "hotel," or "scream."
Enjoy your party!