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Big Book of Gin: How to drink and enjoy gin

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The term ‘quacks’ for doctors came from the bubonic plague era, when doctors used to wear masks with long beaks. Gin: A Global History will attract both cocktail aficionados and lovers of food history as it chronicles gin’s evolution from cheap liquor to modern alcoholic marvel. Filled to the rim with history, how to’s, what for’s, drinking games, cocktail recipes and serving suggestions as well as a whole host of ‘gintellectual’ curiosites, The Little Book of Gin is ‘ginfinite’ in its revelry.

All images owned by Cooper King Distillery, The Old Stable, Stillington Road, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, YO61 1EH. Published 01/11/2020 by Welbeck Publishing Group in the United Kingdom as part of The Little Book of. The other guys are growing too but it’s very much these small producers all across the country that are taking gin to the next level and are seeing double digit growth year-on-year.What Tristan does really well is he explains the process and the production and the story behind the gins.

This is a fascinating little book crammed with intriguing facts and topped off with cocktail recipes with names like corpse reviver. By World War I, and even as late on as World War II, when the colonial era was coming to an end, it was in Indonesia that most of the plants had been propagated from their origin in south America.That was what got the gentry so upset—because if people don’t know their place, then we might get challenged.

Quando você compra um livro desse preço e desse ranho com nome de "Grande livro dos Gins" você espera se aprofundar no assunto. The drink then made its way to Britain, where cheap imitations laced with turpentine and other caustic fillers made it the drink of choice for poor eighteenth-century Londoners. You’ve got to remember that back then—and even before then, we’re talking about the 12th and 13th centuries—juniper had this ridiculous, medicinal, all-curing, all-conquering folklore about it.

Author Lesley Jacobs Solmonson brings us through gins history at a blistering pace that manages to satisfy with plenty of drama and botanicals. With one uncompromisingly hand crafted gin, cocktails don’t need to be over complicated to taste utterly delicious. So there are remnants in today’s London—even though there’s no hawker on the side of the street flinging gin at you as you walk past. What people don’t really talk about with ‘Gin Lane’—this illustration of a debauched, broken society—is the fact that it was commissioned by the beer industry.

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