12. His left hand bandaged after being shot by his lover, the French poet holds a cocktail in his right hand which he was told had been named after him (or rather, his hand). Which decadent poet was it?
From Quiz A Toast to the French
Answer: Arthur Rimbaud
The decadent movement of the late 19th century dealt with 'taboo' subjects and mainly included French poets and authors, such as Arthur Rimbaud and his lover Paul Verlaine. Verlaine and Rimbaud had a volatile relationship that ended when Verlaine shot at Rimbaud during a drunken rage, hitting Rimbaud in the left wrist, and sending Verlaine to prison for two years. The drink, 'Rimbaud's Left Hand', was invented by a Chicago bartender and includes absinthe, Benedictine, orange liqueur, fruit juices, rose water and an egg.
PDAZ again sticks with her champagne. She prefers her cocktails without egg in them.