Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger's Manual
Matthew Rowley, "Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger's Manual"
ISBN: 1581572654 | 2015 | EPUB | 256 pages | 22 MB
Prompted by a found notebook of illicit booze recipes, here are more than 100 secret and forgotten formulas for cordials, bitters, spirits, and cocktails, gorgeously illustrated and explained.
American Prohibition was far from watertight. If you knew the right people, or the right place to be, you could get a drinkГўВЂВ•most likely a variation of the real thing, made by blending smuggled, industrial alcohol or homemade moonshines with extracts, herbs, and oils to imitate the aroma and taste of familiar spirits. Most of the illegal recipes were written out by hand and secretly shared. The ГўВЂВњlost recipesГўВЂВќ in this book come from one such compilation, a journal hidden within an antique book of poetry, with 300 entries on making liquors, cordials, absinthe, bitters, and wine.
Lost Recipes of Prohibition features more than 70 pages from this notebook, with explanations and descriptions for real and faked spirits. Readers will also find historic and modern cocktails from some of today's leading bartenders, including rum shrubs, DIY summer cups, sugar-frosted "ice" cordials, 19th- and 21st-century cinnamon whiskeys, homemade creme de menthe, absinthe-spiked cocktail onions, caramel lemonade, and more.