By Wayne Curtis
And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously wonderful tale of the US as obvious throughout the backside of a consuming 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 contemporary membership hoppers—Wayne Curtis finds that the homely spirit as soon as distilled from the economic waste of the exploding sugar alternate has controlled to infiltrate each stratum of recent international society.
Curtis takes us from the taverns of the yank colonies, the place rum introduced either an inexpensive wallop and funds for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of valuable the USA, to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of Nineteen Fifties the USA. listed below 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marching opposed to “demon rum,” Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today’s bartenders reviving outdated favorites like Planter’s Punch.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 approach 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 always reinvented over the centuries via tavern keepers, bootleggers, living room lizards, and advertising experts. entire with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this can be background at its so much intoxicating.
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And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis