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


From the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the 1700s to the mojitos of Havana bar hoppers, spirits and cocktail columnist Wayne Curtis offers a history of rum and the Americas alike, revealing that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the booming sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society. 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. Complete with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating.


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Discover the intoxicating journey through the annals of history with “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails.” This captivating book by Wayne Curtis takes readers on a spirited exploration of the New World, unveiling its rich tapestry through the lens of ten iconic cocktails. From the Caribbean to the American colonies, each drink becomes a flavorful chapter, blending tales of exploration, trade, and rebellion. Immerse yourself in the fascinating stories behind classic libations like the Mojito, Daiquiri, and Rum Punch, as Curtis expertly intertwines mixology with historical narratives. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a history buff, this engaging read promises a taste of the past, served with a side of intrigue.