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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:174
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098392352
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098392345

Sazerac's Tale

A Bird's Eye View of the History of Cocktails

by Raymond J. Welch

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Overview
An amazing historical fictional story of a hundred-year-old parrot named Sazerac, ingeniously placed in the middle of key events throughout the history of cocktails. Sazerac meets and influences legendary celebrity bartenders Jerry Thomas and Harry Johnson in the late 1800s. As his long lifespan continues, he strategically finds himself placed at the seminal events that create, inspire, and shape the budding art of modern-day mixology. The captivating story has inclusions of historical icons Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming, Vincent Van Gogh, as well as several more surprising celebrities. All face incredible excitement and danger with the parrot.
Description
Did you know that some parrots can live over 100 years? How much impact can one parrot's remarkable life have? On his deathbed in 1963, famed legendary bartender Harry Craddock became the only person in the world who got the entire story of the history of cocktails fully revealed to him. Sazerac's Tale is an engaging and amazing story of a parrot called Sazerac, covering the extraordinary life of a hundred-year-old bird ingeniously placed in the middle of key events throughout the history of cocktails. Beginning with his birth in 1850, Sazerac lands on a pirate ship and eventually befriends Antoine Peychaud in New Orleans. Peychaud, using secret ingredients from his apothecary, creates the world's first cocktail. Over the next several decades, Sazerac encounters legendary celebrity bartenders Jerry Thomas and Harry Johnson. As his long lifespan continues, he strategically finds himself placed at the seminal events that create, inspire, and shape the budding art of modern-day mixology. This poignant tale gives a convincing and entertaining narrative of actual historical characters and how their interaction with a fictional brazen bird could have helped alter the course of history. The captivating story has inclusions of historical icons Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming, Vincent Van Gogh, as well as several more surprising celebrities. All face incredible excitement and danger with the parrot.
About the author
Raymond J. Welch is an author, poet, musician, and award-winning photographer. He has written books on poetry, travel, photography, and music. He is currently working on his album Dragon River, due out later this year. Ray lives with his wife Mary on a small farm in Northern California wine country with their dog Jack.
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