Celebrate Harper Lee’s 91st Birthday


Calling all bibliophiles and bookworms! Did you know that the 28th of April is Harper Lee’s birthday? No? Don’t even sweat it, we have your back!

Best known for his novel To Kill A Mockingbird, fans of the book will be celebrating the Pulitzer Prize winning author’s 91st birthday all around the world. However, in Joburg, the novel is so popular and loved by the local readers that Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar even has a cocktail named after the book – Tequila Mockingbird. How amazing?

World Class winner and developer of the cocktail for the Social Kitchen & Bar, Dom de Lorenzo expresses how the play on words with Tequila Mockingbird fits right in with the fun attitude of their cocktail, playing with the freshness and floral notes of the Don Julio and mint. The book-inspired cocktail is a blend of Don Julio Reposado, Crème De Menthe and Lime. Sounds tasty doesn’t it?

Originally published in 1960, the novel is about racism and stereotyping through the eyes of two children. Set in the Deep South in the 1930’s and based on a racial incident from Harper’s youth in 1934, the book is celebrated and loved by many.

Join the celebration of this brilliant author’s birthday at the best place to read a novel in our city, Exclusive Book’s Social Kitchen & Bar. Located in the trendy Hyde Park, it’s a perfect setting to experience classic books, hand-crafted food, inspired cocktails, and share conversations.

For reservations call 011 268 6039 or email reservations@socialkitchenandbar.co.za. For more information, visit www.socialkitchenandbar.co.za.

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