PUYB Spotlight & Guest Post: Cocktails & Mock-Tales by Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch

Posted 9 August, 2016 by Molly in Blog Tours, Book Spotlights / 0 Comments

PUYB Spotlight & Guest Post: Cocktails & Mock-Tales by Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch


We’re happy to be hosting Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch’s new humor book, Cocktails and Mock-Tales!
About the Book:


Cocktales & Mock-Tales
Authors: Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch
Publisher: ASJ Publishing
Pages: 90
Genre: Humor


Cocktails and Mock- Tales is not just about alcoholic
beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your tastebuds and humour
that tickles your fancy. It includes non-alcoholic beverages that the whole
family can enjoy and even herbal recipes for the adventurous.
Have one extremely tall high ball glass and a giant cocktail
shaker at the ready
Unlimited centilitres of wit and humour
9 cl or 3oz titillating snippets of history and gossip
Add flavours of exotic destinations
A dusting of spice mixed with satire
Several centilitres of high spirits (optional)
Shake with vigour. Garnish with an open mind and your own
sense of humour
Now you are ready to truly laugh and savour Cocktails and
Mock Tales!
Amaze your friends and family with your knowledge of the
origins of international beverages and excite their tastebuds with these exotic

For More

  • Cocktails
    & Mock-Tales is available at Amazon.
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    this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.


Guest Post By Julianne McLean

The Inspiration Behind ‘Cocktails and Mock-Tales’

On a balmy summer’s evening in the historic and pretty German city of Leipzig this book was conceived.

Here I was treated to the most sensational cocktail that I have ever tasted. It was so good, one could say it was “out of this world”. Master Cocktail Creator, Joerg Braun, told me that this cocktail was titled “Amadeus” after musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and was one of his award winning cocktails.

I tentatively asked for the recipe and Joerg graciously agreed, penning the ingredients on a paper napkin. A subsequent visit to the Mephisto bar and coffee lounge to sample their mock-tails deepened my resolve. Why not make these delicious recipes available to all? “Cocktails and Mock Tales” was born.

The next step was to find an illustrator. How could I overlook my old friend and colleague, Mark Lynch? Mark’s biting wit and satirical cartoons are surpassed by none. He, too, has won many prestigious awards for his cartoon works. Mark, fortunately for me, agreed to take on his part of the project.

“Cocktails and Mock Tales” is not just about alcoholic beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your tastebuds and humour that tickles your fancy. It includes non-alcoholic beverages that the whole family can enjoy , herbal recipes for the adventurous, and even vegetables.


Book Excerpt:

The daiquiri is a family of cocktails of which the primary
ingredients are white rum, lime or lemon juice and sugar.
The drink was supposedly invented by American mining
engineer Jennings Cox who was in partying and experimenting in Cuba at the time
of the Spanish American War. Daiquiri is also the name of a beach and an iron
ore mine near Santiago in Cuba.
Serves 1
6cl white rum
3cl lime juice
2cl sugar syrup
Sugar on the rim of the glass.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Strawberry Daiquiri Mock-tail
2 large strawberries
1⁄4 cup of white sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
¾ cup of chilled lemon lime soda
4 ice cubes
In a blender, mix the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and
lime soda. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled Tom Collins
glass. Garnish with a slice of lime or lemon


About the Authors


has created & organized targeted national launches, press coverage,
television appearances, publicity events and community service affiliations for
a varied range of entities including: “Masai Barefoot Technology” – therapeutic
footwear company; award-winning cartoonist Mark Lynch’s book – “How Green is My
Planet” with forewords from Spike Milligan and David Suzuki; best-selling
recipe book, “Barbies for Blokes” with recipes from celebrities such as Peter Brock,
Jeff Fenech and Guy Leech and the sequel “More Barbies for Blokes” (These later
publications were co-authored by Julianne); John Gill, eight times World
Martial Arts Champion and Hornsby Council’s sports complexes that won the
national award for “Best Swim School Promotion”. Julianne has just produced
directed and written a DVD for Holland America Cruise lines based on their
exercise programs and is publishing her new book “Cocktails and Mock Tales”.
Julianne McLean on Facebook!

Mark Lynch our Australian cartoonist, describes himself
as being born “sometime in the middle of the last century.”

After doing a variety of Jobs, Mark became a QANTAS
Flight attendant and he quips that “the next nineteen years of his life
resembled an exotic beer commercial set in a variety of world- wide locations”.
Mark was editorial cartoonist for the leading
publication, “The Australian” newspaper. His work has been enjoyed in more
publications than you could count, ranging from Australian dailies, even ‘Le
News Switzerland”. Mark’s cartoons appear in a variety of forms and diversity
world-wide including video screens in the Berlin and Munich subway system where
they are seen by 1.5 million people a day.
Mark is the recipient of 48 international and Australian
cartoon awards!
Mark lives in Sydney with his lovely wife, Jenny, and two
sons and to learn more about Mark and see further cartoons, visit www.cartoons-a-plenty.com





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