By Wayne Curtis
And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously unique tale of the USA as noticeable throughout the backside of a ingesting glass. With a bankruptcy for every of ten cocktails—from the grog sailors drank at the excessive seas within the 1700s to the mojitos of recent membership hoppers—Wayne Curtis finds that the homely spirit as soon as distilled from the commercial waste of the exploding sugar alternate has controlled to infiltrate each stratum of latest global society.
Curtis takes us from the taverns of the yankee colonies, the place rum brought either an inexpensive wallop and funds for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of significant the USA, to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of Fifties the United States. listed here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere preventing for a nip in the course of his recognized experience, Prohibitionists marching opposed to “demon rum,” Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today’s bartenders reviving outdated favorites like Planter’s Punch. In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum—once the swill of the typical man—has chanced on its method into the tasting rooms of the main discriminating drinkers.
Awash with neighborhood colour and wry humor, And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this such a lot American of liquors, a chameleon spirit that has been continuously reinvented over the centuries via tavern keepers, bootleggers, living room lizards, and advertising and marketing experts. entire with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is often background at its so much intoxicating.
From the Hardcover edition.
Read Online or Download And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails PDF
Best spirits books
Elaboración Artesanal de Vino de Frutas es l. a. guía excellent para el aficionado y el profesional de los vinos alternativos modernos. Constituye una herramienta especialmente útil para el fabricante que desea ir más allá de una receta ya que explica de manera clara y concisa l. a. técnica para fabricar vino a partir de cualquier fruta.
Gin introduces the reader to the worldwide artisan gin revolution, highlighting the spirit’s heritage and the ways in which today’s craft drinks-makers have remodeled the suggestion of what a gin can and may be. New Gins are hitting the marketplace doubtless on a daily basis. This ebook may help the reader make feel of this speedy enlargement, and contextualize them inside gin’s illustrious historical past from the Renaissance apothecaries of Europe, to the streets of London, to the small neighborhood distilleries and cocktail bars of the USA, Canada, England, Spain, Australia and past.
Gustare un piatto con il giusto vino può rivelarsi un’esperienza indimenticabile. Quando l’uno completa l’altro, lasciando l. a. bocca pulita e desiderosa di un nuovo boccone, si creano sapori nuovi e inaspettati, nasce l’armonia. Ma come trovare l’anima gemella di ogni piatto fra migliaia di vini? E “l’altra metà” gastronomica di ogni bottiglia nel menu di un ristorante?
Le vin vous intrigue autant qu’il vous passionne ? Il vous intimide autant qu’il vous fascine ? Ce livre est fait pour vous : il donne toutes les clefs pour comprendre, choisir et apprécier le vin. LE COMPRENDRE : vous découvrirez les différents cépages ainsi que les modes d’élaboration et d’élevage des vins.
- The Wines of Greece (Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library)
- Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders
- A Brewer's Guide to Opening a Nano Brewery: Your $10,000 Brewery Consultant for $15
- Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey
Extra info for And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails