Monday, April 30, 2007

Bathtub Gin

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!


The Tailored Woman said...

Thanks for the post and the link! Love the photo of the old tub: Just the thing for soaking in gin. Or making it.

Favorite Dorothy Parker quote:

"One more drink and I'll be under the table, two more drinks and I'll be under the host."

Anonymous said...

So, what is the actual recipie for the old bathtub gin? would be keen to try and recreate it...