Sunday, July 30, 2006

If you've read Mondo Cocktail you already know that the Mojito and the Daiquiri were earth-shatteringly important drinks in world history. For those of you who want to know more about the Mai Tai, the Flip, Punch and Grog and the impact they had on the new world, you might want to read Wayne Curtis' And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails.

It's reviewed here.

Update: The good folks at Appleton have just written to mention that it was quite a coincidence that my article ran on the 35th anniversary of Black Tot Day - when the Royal Navy stopped providing a ration of rum to its sailors.