Lately I feel like the most interesting--and delicious--cocktails on the menu are all made with gin. Maybe it's a summer thing. Or maybe this book about gin's revival knows what's going on.
The design is nice and modern and the pictures are great. It will look good sitting on my food & wine shelf, and it got more than a few oohs and aahs from my Labor Day house guests (I guess Amazon jumped the gun on the Sept. 17 release date).
The book is divided into four parts: history of gin, a section on the mechanics of gin (how it is made, different types, etc.), a big section with reviews of individual gins, and some cocktail recipes.
In the reviews section, hubs and I had fun looking for the gins from places we've been or and the ones we've tried‑or the ones we want to try (Dactari gin, with your insect woman on the bottle, get in my liquor cabinet).
My favorite section was probably the history, particularly the medical uses of gin (such as juniper to ward off the black plague‑-spoiler, it didn't work) and women and gin. Apparently the spirit created quite a few career opportunities for London ladies. The recipes look good too, especially the gin and tonic pairings, although I haven't had a chance to try any yet.
Whether you've always been a gin fan or, like me, you've recently discovered a love of gin, definitely check this book out.
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Jacqui Small (23 September 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781910254097
- ISBN-13: 978-1910254097
- ASIN: 1910254096
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 25.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)