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Tips for Your Next Great Cocktail Party

The ubiquitous cocktail party has long been the place where business partners get together to broker their hoped-for big deals, creating a commercial rather than party atmosphere. If you want to push all of that aside, then pick up a copy of “Tequila Mockingbird” by New York author and former Broadway dancer Tim Federle. “Tequila Mockingbird” is an excellent read on its own, whether you get around to making the cocktails or not. But it is much more than just a drink recipe book. Use this volume as the starting point for putting together a sparkling and creative event for your friends.

Literary Drinks

As you might have already guessed from the title, Tim Federle in “Tequila Mockingbird” takes the delicious and humorous idea of creating drinks based on great works of literature. With this theme in mind, the book breaks down into five main sections. The first two cover drink recipes inspired by both feminine and masculine literary characters. After these sections, drink ideas for book groups and non-alcoholic drink ideas are covered, finally followed by bar food suggestions. 

With the idea of a literary-themed party, you could feature several of your favorite drink recipes from “Tequila Mockingbird” and add decorations reminiscent of those mentioned in the classics. Inviting guests to dress as famous characters adds to the festivities and helps everyone break the ice at the party. Always be sure to include alcohol-free options for guests who are in recovery, friends with health issues, as well as designated drivers so that they can participate in all the fun as well. 

As the cocktail party host, you can draw on the wealth of drink recipes contained in the book. “Beneficial” is a short section at the beginning of the book that goes over all the drink-making tools and strategies you will need to turn out impressive cocktails for your guests. In addition, the volume includes ideas for drink decorations to make each beverage that you create memorable.

Inventive Food

No party is complete without sensational food. “Tequila Mockingbird” offers a delicious selection of tiny literary bites that pair with the drinks to perfection. In addition, you will find recipes for deviled eggs, pizza, prawns and more. To make preparation easier, consider adding some quality purchased food items to supplement those you make. Homemade foods will not only show your guests that you care, but this suggestion will also leave you free to enjoy your party as much as your friends will.

Get ready for an enjoyable event with your guests with the help of “Tequila Mockingbird.” “Tequila Mockingbird” is available from quality booksellers everywhere. For your convenience, it comes in hardcover and ebook formats.

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