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50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Bar Essential

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist (Running Press, 2013) features recipe after recipe with hilarious names like “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita.” Good luck putting it down long enough to mix a “Bridget Jones’s Daiquiri.” $15. Silver in the City, 434 Massachusetts Ave., 317-955-9925, (also on Amazon)

Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, all available in local shops.
Day 1: The Sweater
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