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Gin : a global history

Mother's Milk, Mother's Ruin, and Ladies' Delight. Dutch Courage and Cuckold's Comfort. These evocative nicknames for gin hint that it has a far livelier history than the simple and classic martini would lead you to believe. In this book, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson journeys into gin's past, revealing that this spirit has played the role of both hero and villain throughout history. Taking us back to gin's origins as a medicine derived from the aromatic juniper berry, Solmonson describes how the Dutch recognized the berry's alcoholic possibilities and distilled it into the whiskey-like>
eBook, English, 2012
Reaktion, London, 2012