Friday, March 23, 2018

Five books about the history of booze

At B&N Reads Madina Papadopoulos tagged five books about the history of booze, including:
Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor, by Jaime Joyce

Moonshine is perhaps one of the more elusive liquors with possibly the best name, and a slew of great nicknames as well (white lightning, choop, mountain dew, etc.). The lore of Moonshine is braided into American history, and this book takes the reader through colonial times, the American Revolution, prohibition, and onto moonshine in the modern era. Writer Jaime Joyce tells an intoxicating tale that mixes anecdotes, folklore, history, and even a few cocktails, like the Moonshine-based take on the Margarita, aptly called the ‘Moon-a-Rita.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue