The Botany of Gin

As this book's extraordinary range of featured ingredients shows, gin is a quintessentially botanical beverage with a rich history like no other.

Author: Chris Thorogood

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ISBN: 9781851245536

Category: Cooking

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From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was first established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. During London's "gin craze" in the eighteenth century, the spirit gained popularity--and notoriety--as consumption increased rapidly. In recent years, gin has enjoyed a resurgence, with botanical flavorings offering refined new ways to enjoy the classic cocktail. With this volume, Chris Thorogood and Simon Hiscock provide an account of how gin has been developed and produced. A diverse assortment of aromatic plants from around the world have been used in the production of gin over the course of several centuries, and each combination of botanicals yields a unique flavor profile that equates to more than the sum of its parts. Understanding the different types of formulation, and the main groups of plants used therein, is central to appreciating the drink's complexities and subtleties. Garnished with sumptuous illustrations of the plants that tell the story of this complex drink, this enticing book delves into the botany of gin from root to branch. As this book's extraordinary range of featured ingredients shows, gin is a quintessentially botanical beverage with a rich history like no other.

Familiar Lectures on Botany

Explaining the Structure, Classification, and Uses of Plants, Illustrated Upon the Linnaean and Natural Methods, with a Flora for Practical Botanists Mrs. Lincoln Phelps. Lob'ed , 54 , o . ... MYRICA'CEÆ , 523 , Mar'gin .

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Botany

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Author: John Lindley

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English Botany

The botanists of the middle ages appear to have had a high opinion of the virtues of the common juniper . Tagus asserts that its berries will cure all diseases , and Mathiolus that its virtues are too numerous to mention .

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A Manual of Botany

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Author: John Darby

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British Encyclopedia

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

At a siege , GENEVA , gin , a hot fiery spirit , too he is to cause the place to be invested ; to much used by the ... what can be dy instead of malt - spirits . given in evidence by the defendant upon GENIOSTOMA , in botany , a genus ...

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The Cyclop dia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature By Abraham Rees with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen Illustrated with Numerous Engravings by the Most Disinguished Artists In Thirthy nine Volumes Vol 1 39

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