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Lesley Jacobs Solmonson - Gin REAKTION BOOKS
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Mother's Milk or Mother's Ruin; Dutch Courage or Cuckold's Comfort: the fanciful nicknames that gin has acquired only hint at its colourful story.§In Gin: A Global History, wine and spirits writer Lesley Jacobs Solmonson journeys into gin's past to reveal how the spirit has played both hero and villain throughout history. The tale begins with the aromatic juniper berry, whose medicinal properties have been used since antiquity. It was the Dutch who recognized juniper's more alcoholic possibilities, distilling it into the whiskey-like genever. This 'original gin' made its way to Britain where imitations laced with turpentine and other caustic fillers became the street drug of choice for poor eighteenth-century Londoners. Eventually, this deadly concoction was replaced by the sweetened Old Tom style and then by London Dry gin, whose popularity spread along with the British Empire.§While British society types and naval officers sipped their Gins and Tonic, American bartenders showcased both genever and English gins during the Golden Age of the Cocktail. On both sides of the Atlantic, as well as around the globe, London Dry won the popularity contest in classic drinks such as the dry Martini and the Gimlet. Today the juniper-based elixir has reasserted its importance, as the world of mixology once again embraces classic cocktails.§Gin: A Global History features many enticing recipes and images from the past and present of gin. The book will entice both cocktail aficionados and students of socio-political change, as it chronicles gin's evolution from humble berry to modern alcoholic marvel. You will never regard a martini in the same way again.
Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain Books LLC, Reference Series
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 81. Chapters: Quebec Act, Statute of Anne, Acts of Union 1800, Stamp Act 1765, Riot Act, Navigation Acts, Royal Marriages Act 1772, Townshend Acts, Regency Acts, Church Patronage Act 1711, Sugar Act, Calendar Act 1750, Marriage Act 1753, Madhouses Act 1774, Criminal Lunatics Act 1800, Mutiny Acts, Quartering Acts, Molasses Act, Currency Act, Tea Act, Declaratory Act, Life Assurance Act 1774, Licensing Act 1737, Weights and Measures Act, Succession to the Crown Act 1707, Counterfeiting Coin Act 1741, Iron Act, Wales and Berwick Act 1746, Septennial Act 1715, Treason Act 1708, Appropriation Act, Profane Oaths Act 1745, Restraining Acts 1775, Prohibitory Act, Murder Act 1751, Gin Act 1751, Jewish Naturalization Act 1753, Isle of Man Purchase Act 1765, Census Act 1800, Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1794, Taxation of Colonies Act 1778, Boston Port Act, Heritable Jurisdictions Act 1746, Colliers and Salters Act 1775, Consolidated Fund Act, Regulating Act of 1773, Pitt's India Act, Parochial Libraries Act 1708, Treason Act 1800, Incitement to Mutiny Act 1797, Acts of Parliament Act 1793, Bubble Act, Dependency of Ireland on Great Britain Act 1719, The Administration of Justice Act 1737, Spirit Duties, etc. Act 1741, Crown Suits Act 1769, Treason Act 1743, Piracy Act 1717, Disarming Act, Longitude Act 1714, Making of Bread, etc. Act 1800, Massachusetts Government Act, Commission for Building Fifty New Churches, Relief of the Poor Act 1782, Parliament Act 1782, Seditious Meetings Act 1795, Coin Act 1732, Treason Act 1795, Papists Act 1778, Duty on Hair Powder Act 1795, Bank Restriction Act of 1797, Recruiting Act 1778, Merchant Shipping Act 1786, Adulteration of Coffee Act 1718, Workhouse Test Act, Foreign and Protestants Naturalization Act 1708, Recruiting Act 1779, Stamp Duties Act 1783, Treason Act 1766, Administration of Justice Act 1774, Treason Act 1745, Demise of the Crown Act 1727, Meeting of Parliament Act 1797, Proceedings in Courts of Justice Act 1730, Responsibility of Shipowners Act 1733, Freeman Act 1763, Arson in royal dockyards, Penitentiary Act, Treason Act 1746, Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1745, Combination Act, Treason Act 1714, Occasional Conformity Act 1711, Offences at Sea Act 1799, Black Act, Discovery of North-West Passage Act 1744, Aliens Act 1793, Hat Act, Estate of Hugh Naish Act 1737, Engraving Copyright Act 1734, Schism Act 1714, Justices Commitment Act 1741, Court of Session Act 1745, Kirkcaldy Beer Duties Act 1741, Princess Sophia's Precedence Act 1711, Piracy Act 1721, Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1798, Repeal of Act for Securing Dependence of Ireland Act 1782, Parliamentary Elections Act 1770, Stage Coaches Act 1788, The Mint in Southwark Act 1722, Militia Act 1745, Commutation Act, Duties on Clocks and Watches Act 1797, Landlord and Tenant Act 1730, Bank of England Act 1716, Landlord and Tenant Act 1709, Scottish Episcopalians Act 1711, Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1799, Revenue Act of 1766, Papists Act 1716, Civil List and Secret Service Money Act 1782, Nonconformist Relief Act 1779, Corporations Act 1718, Certain Mutinous Crews Act 1797, British Nationality Act 1772, Queen Anne's Bounty Act 1714, Security of the Sovereign Act 1714, Unlawful Oaths Act 1797, Paymaster General Act 1782, Newspaper Publication Act 1798, Poor Removal Act 1795, Papists Act 1722, Gaming Act 1710, Repeal of Certain Laws Act 1772, Papists Act 1715, Religious Worship Act 1718, Repeal of Certain ...
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