Ah, Prohibition. That period of time when the US government actually thought that outlawing something would make it go away. Thank goodness it's not like that anymore... ;-)
Sipster Elizabeth (aka: The Tailored Woman) in the Windy City brings us her grandfather's recipe for bootlegged hooch. How awesomely cool is that?! (btw - As per Elizabeth and myself, make and drink at your own risk...)
While we're on the subject of bathtub gin, I highly recommend one of my favorite books "Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin" by Marion Meade. It is a fascinating, intertwined quadruple bio of four of the most intriguing female writers to come out of the 1920's: Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Zelda Fitzgerald and Edna Ferber. A must read for writers, bon vivants and lovers of post-prohibition booze!