Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: Southern Sprits

Special thanks to Blogging for Books for sponsoring this post. 

I am enamored of the south and especially southern cooking and drinking, so I was delighted to receive a copy of Southern Spirits, a narrative history that traces liquor, beer, and wine drinking in the American South, including 40 cocktail recipes, to review. Tell me that doesn't sound like a great book to review and test out its contents over the summer?




From mint juleps to Madeira, from whiskey to wine, this book covers all those delightful southern spirits that everyone loves. Southern Spirits shares the full story of behind the liquor, beer, and wine of the American South, from the British colonists to the 21st century.  It contains 400-years of very spirited history which I find absolutely fascinating. Delightfully, it gives readers the chance to sip and learn at the same time.

Check out Southern Spirits by Robert F. Moss, and start your reading off by making a Mint Julep today!

Mint Julep

Handful of mint leaves 
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
Seltzer water
Crushed ice
2.5 ounces Kentucky bourbon whiskey

Muddle the mint leaves in a drinking glass. Add a splash of seltzer water, fill the glass with plenty of ice, then pour in your bourbon. Top with another splash of seltzer.

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