The Books That Inspire the Drinks In Tequila Mockingbird

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When planning a get-together with friends, it is fun to find something unique to enjoy. Fans of the book Tequila Mockingbird can use the recipes included in the novel to host book themed parties for their guests who love to read. Here are a few of the titles that inspire the cocktails that are featured. 

Romeo and Juliet

This classic tragedy from William Shakespeare inspired the drink Romeo and Julep, which was designed by Tim Federle. The title characters fall in love with each other despite the fact that their families are at war. Although they struggle to stay together, they finally take their own lives bringing all those who mourn them together. It is a popular play today and is often taught in high school and college English classes. It is one of the Bard’s most famous works and has been adapted into films multiple times. 

Bridget Jones’s Diary

This novel, written by Helen Fielding, was made into a blockbuster movie and inspired the drink Bridget Jones’s Daiquiri. In this book, the title character worries about her love life and if she will be single when the day she dies arrives. However, through the course of the story, she experiences two relationships along with the rewards and pitfalls that come from dating. It is told from the first person perspective so the reader knows what the heroine is thinking and feeling as they walk through the story with her. Two sequels followed the film that was based on this tale, which is thought to mirror Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway used his own time reporting what happened during the Spanish Civil War to compose this novel. As a writer for the North American Newspaper Alliance, he had a firsthand view of what was happening and used it in his narrative. It tells of a soldier who has been told to destroy a bridge to stop the coming enemy. In the time between when he receives his order and the moment that he follows it, he falls in love with a woman who makes him reconsider his actions. He also meets a guerilla commander who is less than likely to help him carry out what he must do. In the end, he is mortally wounded demolishing the structure and says his goodbyes to his lover in time to face the opposition alone. This sad tale, which the author wrote while living in Havana, Cuba, is what the drink Vermouth the Bell Tolls is based on.

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