Cocktail lovers! A concise history book so you can read about the surprising history of cocktails.
From neolithic concoctions to today’s Instagram-worthy mixed drinks, cocktail history is long and fascinating. It includes the origin of the word cocktail, how spirits were originally delivery methods for medicinal herbs with the earliest gin cocktails (Gimlet, Pink Gin, and Gin & Tonic) consumed for their medicinal benefits, the surprising role of women in the popularising of cocktails, and how film and TV bestowed cocktails with their sophisticated reputation.
It also makes the perfect gift for a cocktail drinking friend.
Written by Jane Peyton, award-winning writer and Principal of the School of Booze. If you drink gin you may be interested to read The Philosophy of Gin, also by Jane Peyton.