March 07, 2014
March has certainly been off to a chilly start in Washington, DC. We’ve been keeping warm at The Jefferson by curling up by the fire in our book room and re-reading one of our favorite classics, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, our featured author in our Year of the Author series. We’ve also been enjoying our Dr. Seuss cocktail in Quill. Quill pays homage to the author with a cocktail of gin, chamomile tea and Homericon, garnished with chrysanthemum pearls. The orange pearls are a nod to the main character in the story, the Lorax.
The story, first published in 1971 is themed around “going green” and spoke about the dangers of corporate greed; long before either were are hot topic. The Lorax “spoke for the trees” and warned Once-ler of the consequences of cutting down the truffula trees. As the story unfolds, we learn of what happens when Once-ler continues to expand the Thneed industry.
The Lorax has brought its fair share of controversy over the years as some people believe that the story is and remains too gloomy for children. We want to know what you think! Let us know if The Lorax is your favorite in the Dr. Seuss collection or if you prefer one of his other works.
We hope you hop, pop or stop into Quill this month and enjoy a Dr. Seuss cocktail!