Intoxicating Summer Reads for Cocktail Lovers

In Wayne Curtis' raucous story about one liquor, he creates a chapter for 10 different cocktails, weaving throughout the years and lands of pre-Castro Cuba, the American Revolution, the kitschy tiki bars of the '50s, the pirate ships off Central America's coast, and the marketing gurus of today. And to think it all began with a humble spirit once distilled from the overabundance of sugar cane's industrial waste.