Shaken and Stirred: A History of the American Cocktail
Cocktails are the most American of alcoholic beverages, and at the same time the most international of drinks. From Singapore to New York, Rio to Bangkok, Joseph M. Carlin describes how cocktails have influenced American society and the world. Created in the United States around 1806, they quickly spilled over into all corners of the globe. The cocktail’s ancestor, punch, arrived from the British colonies and became a mainstay of taverns and entertaining at home in the eighteenth century. After ice… Show more
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