Yesterday was Hemingway’s birthday, and we celebrated it appropriately at the bar where I work:
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Today marks the 55th anniversary of the release of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.
The book was published on July 11, 1960.
Sometime after its release, a bartender created a cocktail named after the book — the Tequila Mockingbird!
According to Difford’s Guide, this recipe is thought to have been created sometime in the 1960s after Harper Lee’s novel was published. There’s also another version of the drink, and that is the recipe which appears in the recently published cocktail book also titled Tequila Mockingbird.
About This Drink
I took the following recipe from The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich.
•2 oz silver tequila
•1/2 oz white creme de menthe
•1 oz fresh lime juice
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish by floating a lime wheel on top — or with a wedge on the rim, as I did.