One of my most popular posts ever was 20 Best Gifts for Writers. Everyone is looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, and when that someone is a writer, it can be even more difficult to buy a gift. Writers can be loners, neurotic and talk to themselves – and that’s on a good day. So what do you get for the person who has everything they need and more friends than they know what to do with (Friends that talk to you inside your head count. Right?)
In the coming weeks I’ll post a mid-year Gift Guide for Writers update. Meanwhile, summer is almost upon us. That means long hours spent lingering over a cocktails and vacations filled with visits to friends and family. If one of those lucky friends or family members happen to be a writer, consider this gift.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, written by Tim Federle, is the perfect gift for any writer (or reader) on your list. It contains recipes for drinks such as Vermouth the Bell Tolls; Gin Eyre; and Bridget Jones’ Daiquiri. And what female child of the ’80s didn’t beg their parents to buy them Judy Blume’s tome to pre-teen melodrama, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. Now that I’m a grown woman and can buy a copy of that book my parents wouldn’t let me read—and enjoy an adult beverage while I’m reading it—I can’t think of a better drink to accompany Blume’s book than Are You There God? It’s Me Margarita.
The book is filled with recipes, helpful tips and some forays into literary history too. Wrap this one up with a cocktail shaker and a drink of choice and you have the perfect host/hostess gift for a book nerd or a writer. Those are basically the same thing, aren’t they?