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    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Tequila Mockingbird recipe?

    Yesterday there was a segment on Sunday Morning about
    the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird. The town
    of Monroeville, AL had a big to-do this past weekend.

    One of the things they mentioned was the Tequila Mockingbird
    cocktail that was being served everywhere in Monroeville.
    It is supposedly their official beverage - at least I think
    I remember them saying that.

    Anyway, I decided to find out what was in a Tequila Mockingbird
    and so I searched the internet as soon as I got in this morning.

    Well, I'm puzzled and chagrined. I searched the first 40 hits
    I got and more than half had the same disgusting sounding
    recipe (probably just cloned from one web site to another) for
    a drink made with tequila, creme de menthe, and lime juice.
    Now that sounds totally disgusting.

    I did find other recipes that sounded good and did not include
    creme de menthe. There were a number of different versions
    but they mostly seemed to include tequila, triple sec, blue
    curacao, orange juice, and some other stuff occasionally.

    One had blackberry liqueur (that one sounded good). One had
    apple cider (that one not so great). A few had cranberry juice (?).
    One had a watermelon/basil puree (might be okay if you swap out
    the basil for mint).

    Then I went to the Monroe County Heritage Museum web site
    and they said that someone named Denise Gee "created" the Tequila
    Mockingbird just for this celebration. But nowhere could I find
    her recipe. On the tv piece it showed some people drinking
    the cocktail and it looked Mojito-like to me because it looked
    like there was large mint leaf in it. I was sort of expecting
    a Mojito-like drink using tequila with the muddled mint leaves, etc.
    What I found was nothing like that. And beside it seems that the
    drink has been around for some time, so I don't see how Denise
    could have invented it for this occasion if that's the case.

    I'd be really curious to see her recipe. I don't suppose
    anyone here has it? Anyone from Monroeville, AL? :-)

    Kate

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Tequila Mockingbird recipe?

    On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:24:31 -0400, Kate Connally
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Then I went to the Monroe County Heritage Museum web site
    > and they said that someone named Denise Gee "created" the Tequila
    > Mockingbird just for this celebration. But nowhere could I find
    > her recipe. On the tv piece it showed some people drinking
    > the cocktail and it looked Mojito-like to me because it looked
    > like there was large mint leaf in it. I was sort of expecting
    > a Mojito-like drink using tequila with the muddled mint leaves, etc.
    > What I found was nothing like that. And beside it seems that the
    > drink has been around for some time, so I don't see how Denise
    > could have invented it for this occasion if that's the case.
    >
    > I'd be really curious to see her recipe. I don't suppose
    > anyone here has it? Anyone from Monroeville, AL? :-)


    Interesting conundrum. I suppose if you can't find it on the internet
    (gasp!), you could write Denise Gee and ask for the recipe. I see
    she's a professional mixologist, so it probably won't happen.
    Alternatively, you could write Bon Appétit magazine and ask them to
    obtain it. Seems like something they might be interested in.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Tequila Mockingbird recipe?

    sf replied to Kate:

    >> Then I went to the Monroe County Heritage Museum web site
    >> and they said that someone named Denise Gee "created" the Tequila
    >> Mockingbird just for this celebration. But nowhere could I find
    >> her recipe. On the tv piece it showed some people drinking
    >> the cocktail and it looked Mojito-like to me because it looked
    >> like there was large mint leaf in it. I was sort of expecting
    >> a Mojito-like drink using tequila with the muddled mint leaves, etc.
    >> What I found was nothing like that. And beside it seems that the
    >> drink has been around for some time, so I don't see how Denise
    >> could have invented it for this occasion if that's the case.
    >>
    >> I'd be really curious to see her recipe. I don't suppose
    >> anyone here has it? Anyone from Monroeville, AL? :-)

    >
    > Interesting conundrum. I suppose if you can't find it on the internet
    > (gasp!), you could write Denise Gee and ask for the recipe. I see
    > she's a professional mixologist, so it probably won't happen.
    > Alternatively, you could write Bon Appétit magazine and ask them to
    > obtain it. Seems like something they might be interested in.


    I'd call the museum and maybe the Monroeville chamber of commerce. (e-mails
    are likely to be ignored.) If nothing else, one or the other ought to be
    able to provide a lead to someone who actually *consumed* the drink and
    could give an idea as to what was in it.

    Bob




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