Intoxicating Summer Reads for Cocktail Lovers

Renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys serves up the history of Great Britain through liquor, tracing the impact of alcohol on British culture and society. He tells about the rise of Britain from a small corner of Europe to global pre-eminence by using each chapter to unveil a drink that originated during a period in British imperial history. You'll learn unexpected facts about how the Champagne we drink today gets its dryness and bubbles from 17th-century British methods and why whiskey became the familiar choice for exhausted, homesick Empire builders.