Rebellious Spirits by Ruth Ball tells the secret and illicit history of our favourite spirits with a mix of anecdotes and period accurate cocktail recipes.
Rebellious Spirits: The Illicit History of Booze in Britain is written by Ruth Ball, founder of Alchemist Dreams and relative of Admiral Edward Vernon, the man who invented navy grog. It tells the stories of some of the UK’s favourite cocktails and spirits with a focus on the secret and naughty side; such as Cornish smugglers, black market bootleggers and, of course, gin sold secretly through hidden pipes.
Alongside these great stories of drink's past are period accurate cocktails for the very brave and some safer modern interpretations to try at home. An engaging, witty and informative read for anyone interested in the colourful and exciting history of booze.