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New Books on Gin and Where to Drink It

So many drink books are coming out this fall I'm trying to post them in small groups. Here are three very loosely themed on gin.

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Descriptions are from the publishers/authors, not reviews. 

Gin bookThe Spirit of Gin: A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival by Matt Teacher

The book details the colorful history of gin from its invention in eighteenth century London to today’s worldwide resurgence; provides detailed coverage of the methods, ingredients, and accoutrements of modern makers and purveyors; gives coverage to popular gin bars and classic cocktails with eclectic sidebars and interviews; and provides a complete catalog of commercial and craft distilleries worldwide.

 

Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling through Hollywood History by Mark Bailey and Edward Hemingway 

Gin jointsFrom the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true—and often surprising—stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused.

Bite-size biographies are followed by ribald anecdotes and memorable quotes. If a star had a favorite cocktail, the recipe is included. Films with the most outrageous booze-soaked stories, like Apocalypse Now, From Here to Eternity, and The Misfits, are featured, along with the legendary watering holes of the day (and the recipes for their signature drinks). Edward Hemingway’s portraits complete this spirited look at America’s most iconic silver-screen legends.

 

DrinklonDrink London: The 100 Best Bars and Pubs by Euan Ferguson 

From rooftop cocktail lounges to low-beamed old inns, from underground speakeasies to the coolest craft beer bars, this book will offer an authoritative yet lively guide to the capital’s thriving drinking scene. Every bar and pub featured will be unique, and this book will illustrate why each deserves to be on all discerning drinkers’ must-visit lists.

 

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