Tim Federle | Hickory Daiquiri Dock and Tequila Mockingbird!
Cheers! This is our first “after hours” StoryMakers episode, just for grown-ups! Tim tells us about the inspiration behind writing his series of literary cocktail books and how one complimentary tweet nearly knocked him off his seat!
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Heres more info from Running Press Books:
Tim is the author of the literary cocktail recipe book Tequila Mockingbird, which was voted the #1 Cookbook of 2013 on Goodreads (and was a clue on Jeopardy). His cocktail recipe guide for new parents, Hickory Daiquiri Dock, has been called “More fun at a baby shower than a Diaper Genie” by the Tampa Bay Times.
Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist
Move over, Mother Goose.
As absolutely necessary for new parents as Absolute!
—Ring Around the Rosé
—Old MacDonald Had a Flask
—Baa, Baa, Black Russian
Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood! Babies are a miracle, but even miracles poop. A lot. Thank goodness she’s got your twinkling eyes, he’s got your perfect nose, and we’ve got your aching back. Welcome to Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist—the ultimate gift for new parents everywhere.
Featuring 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, it’s time to lose the rattle, pick up a shaker, and throw yourself an extremely quiet party. Especially if you’ve finally gotten the baby to sleep, which is always worth toasting to.
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist
–The Last of the Mojitos
–Romeo and Julep
–A Rum of One’s Own
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
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.
TIM FEDERLE GREW UP IN SAN FRANCISCO and Pittsburgh before moving to New York to dance on Broadway.
His debut novel for kids, Better Nate Than Ever — described as “Judy Blume as seen through a Stephen Sondheim lens” by Huffington Post — was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2013 and a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Publishers Weekly, and Slate.com.
The sequel, Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, was named a Best Book of 2014 by both the American Booksellers Association and Amazon (and is now available in paperback, audiobook, and e-book editions).
Tommy Can’t Stop, Tim’s brand new debut picture book from Disney, with illustrator Mark Fearing, has been selected as a Spring 2015 Indie Next independent booksellers’ choice, and is out now.
(You can also send him a note.)