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By Robert F. Moss

A desirable narrative historical past that strains liquor, beer, and wine consuming within the American South, together with forty cocktail recipes.

Ask virtually an individual to call a uniquely Southern drink, and bourbon and mint juleps--perhaps moonshine--are in regards to the basically drinks that arise. yet what approximately rye whiskey, Madeira wine, and advantageous imported Cognac? Or peach brandy, applejack, and lager beer? At quite a few instances some time past, those beverages have been as more likely to be came across on the Southern bar as barrel-aged bourbon and uncooked corn likker. similar to genteel planters in white matches sipping mint juleps at the veranda is a delusion that by no means was--the real photo is way extra advanced and fascinating. Southern Spirits is the 1st ebook to inform the whole tale of liquor, beer, and wine within the American South. This tale is deeply intertwined with the zone, from the interval whilst British colonists chanced on themselves stranded in a brand new global with out their local beer, to the twenty first century, while vintage spirits and cocktails of the pre-Prohibition South have come again into fashion. alongside the way in which, the e-book demanding situations the stereotypes of Southern ingesting tradition, together with the ubiquity of bourbon and the geographic definition of the South itself, and divulges how that tradition has formed the South and the United States as a whole.

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