A captivating narrative history that
traces liquor, beer, and wine drinking in the American South, including
40 cocktail recipes.
Ask almost anyone to name a uniquely
Southern drink, and bourbon and mint juleps–perhaps moonshine–are about
the only beverages that come up. But what about rye whiskey, Madeira
wine, and fine imported Cognac? Or peach brandy, applejack, and lager
beer? At various times in the past, these drinks were as likely to be
found at the Southern bar as barrel-aged bourbon and raw corn likker.
The image of genteel planters in white suits sipping mint juleps on the
veranda is a myth that never was–the true picture is far more complex
Southern Spirits is the first book to tell the
full story of liquor, beer, and wine in the American South.
is deeply intertwined with the region, from the period when British
colonists found themselves stranded in a new world without their native
beer, to the 21st century, when classic spirits and cocktails of the
pre-Prohibition South have come back into vogue. Along the way, the book
challenges the stereotypes of Southern drinking culture, including the
ubiquity of bourbon and the geographic definition of the South itself,
and reveals how that culture has shaped the South and America as a
Boktitel: Southern Spirits Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, with Recipes
Författare: Robert F. Moss
Bokförlag: Ten Speed Press
Robert F. Moss är en mathistoriker, journalist och författare.
Han bor i Kalifornien.
: Jonathan Boncek
Etiketter: Nya böcker