Cocktales & Mock-Tales
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.
shaker at the ready
sense of humour
origins of international beverages and excite their tastebuds with these exotic
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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.
ingredients are white rum, lime or lemon juice and sugar.
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.
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
lime soda. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled Tom Collins
glass. Garnish with a slice of lime or lemon
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”.
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Mark Lynch our Australian cartoonist, describes himself
as being born “sometime in the middle of the last century.”
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”.
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.
sons and to learn more about Mark and see further cartoons, visit www.cartoons-a-plenty.com