And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten

And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails One spirit, Ten cocktails, and Four Centuries of American History And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously entertaining story of America as seen through the bottom of a drinking glass With a chapter for each of ten cocktails from the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the s to the mojitos of modern club hoppers Wayne Curtis reveals that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the exploding sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society Curtis takes us from the taverns of the American colonies, where rum delivered both a cheap wallop and cash for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of Central America, to the watering holes of pre Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch laden tiki bars of s America Here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere stopping for a nip during his famous ride, Prohibitionists marching against demon rum, Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today s bartenders reviving old favorites like Planter s Punch In an age of microbrewed beer and single malt whiskeys, rum once the swill of the common man has found its way into the tasting rooms of the most discriminating drinkers Awash with local color and wry humor, And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this most American of liquors, a chameleon spirit that has been constantly reinvented over the centuries by tavern keepers, bootleggers, lounge lizards, and marketing gurus Complete with cocktail recipes for would be epicurean time travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Ten cocktails ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and Four Centuries of American History And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously entertaining story of America as seen through the bottom of a drinking glass With a chapter for each of ten cocktails from the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the s to the mojitos of modern club hoppers Wayne Curtis reveals that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the exploding sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society Curtis takes us from the taverns of the American colonies [Read] ➳ Much Obliged, Jeeves By P.G. Wodehouse – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk where rum delivered both a cheap wallop and cash for the Revolution ❮PDF❯ ✪ The Wrong Blood ✑ Author Manuel de Lope – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of Central America [Epub] ➟ The Customer-Funded Business ➠ John W. Mullins – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to the watering holes of pre Castro Cuba [Download] ➶ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and to the kitsch laden tiki bars of s America Here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean ❰Download❯ ➾ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Paul Revere stopping for a nip during his famous ride ❰Download❯ ➹ Beautiful Creatures Author Lulu Taylor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Prohibitionists marching against demon rum ❮KINDLE❯ ❤ Dr. Simon Forman ❧ Author Judith Cook – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris [PDF] ❤ Susannah (Sunfire, Author Candice Ransom – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and today s bartenders reviving old favorites like Planter s Punch In an age of microbrewed beer and single malt whiskeys ➾ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars Download ➹ Author David Sutton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk rum once the swill of the common man has found its way into the tasting rooms of the most discriminating drinkers Awash with local color and wry humor [Télécharger] ➾ The Folded Earth: A Novel Par Anuradha Roy – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this most American of liquors ❰Reading❯ ➸ Charity Girl Author Georgette Heyer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a chameleon spirit that has been constantly reinvented over the centuries by tavern keepers [Reading] ➮ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, ➶ Martin O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk bootleggers [Download] ➺ Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, Author Elizabeth Fremantle – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk lounge lizards ➯ [Read] ➫ Sisters of Treason By Elizabeth Fremantle ➻ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and marketing gurus Complete with cocktail recipes for would be epicurean time travelers ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Murder on the Thirty-first Floor ❤ Author Per Wahlöö – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this is history at its most intoxicating


About the Author: Wayne Curtis

New Orleans based writer Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor to The Atlantic magazine and regularly writes book reviews for the Wall Street Journal He s also written for American Scholar, Yankee, Smithsonian, Saveur, the New York Times, Architect, Canadian Geographic, Sunset, enRoute, and American Archeology His newest book is The Last Great Walk, an account of a remarkable 4,000 mile journey taken in 1909, and why it s relevant today His previous book was a cultural history of a loathsome intoxicant And a Bottle of Rum A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.



10 thoughts on “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails

  1. says:

    This book really surprised me I ve been curious about liquor and the various types for a long time, so when I saw this title, I knew I had to check the book out, especially because I ve been into microhistory books the past five or six years I wasn t expecting such a funny, entertaining, passionate, and well told story about rum, a liquor I don t even drink The book begins with rum s early history, and it tells the st


  2. says:

    The whole section on America s tiki craze just made my skin crawl with the blatant cultural appropriation and stereotyping of Pacific island cultures and no acknowledgement of how this was problematic The history overall was interesting, but but the book was too long and a bit dull for me compared to other food history books.


  3. says:

    First half zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzSecond half Thumbs Up As I m not very interested in pirates, the British Navy, colonial America, or the post Colonial period either, the first part of the book was a real slog for me If those areas interest you, your experience should bepleasant.For the later part of the story after the Civil War , the emphasis shifts to American drinking habits in general, and rum s part in the tale, as its popularity va


  4. says:

    Literally on my way to pick up a bottle of Pampero Aniversario Thanks, Mr Curtis.


  5. says:

    This was a research readfor reasonsIt did the trick.


  6. says:

    I am not so much a sucker for history books as I am a sucker for very focused, almsot gimmicky, history books Andrew Carr s _Drink A Social History of America_ is a similarly gimmicky history book that I pun coming ate and drank up furiously, and Wayne Curtis has provided an equally capturing read with _And a Bottle of Rum A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails_ This book comes from the level perspective of a connoseur of rum, one who enjoys the depth


  7. says:

    While this book belongs squarely in the realm of popular fiction, it is fairly well researched and has a lengthy bibliography That being said, there are some places where I felt Curtis was having to stretch his point a bit, and the cocktails overlap in many respects, so it doesn t work as well as The History of the World in 6 Glasses which I absolutely LOVED But, this was definitely an entertaining read and a quick one, and Curtis certainly makes his point that rum


  8. says:

    Thoroughly researched and well composed, this is a perfect introduction to everything hidden behind the veil of public perception of rum Rum is not just a sugary vodka or tiki quiche, it has deep roots, especially in North and Central American history Even if you are not a rum fan, this is worth a read if only to see the ebb and flow of a products popularity and the ingeniousness born of necessity.


  9. says:

    The history was interesting, drink comparisons, not so much I almost have up on this book when in the intro the author compared a caipirinha to a daiquiri, it slike a cousin of the mojito instead of rum, there s cachaca Not sure about the author s palate, but the history of rum was informative.


  10. says:

    I love books I especially love history books, serious history books, the sort that repel my mother to the point she several years ago swore she d never, ever gift me a book again, and she was not joking This is a serious history booksort of It s serious about rum how its life is interwoven with that of the New World And it is so much fun to read Whether you re a teetotaler, a classic cocktail aficionado, a voracious reader, or would like the ability to drop some unforgettable stories fro


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