With so many father’s Day gifts out there it can be hard to find something that isn’t a cliche when it comes to Father’s Day Gifts. Sure you can get the obnoxious ties, cuff links, or the goofy multi tool he’s never going to actually use. Or you can try to find something he might actually enjoy. It can be hard to find a Dad who is not a fan of Booze and at least in my family the men all really Love their History. For the Dad’s who like their Gin or and/or may be big History Buff’s there is. ‘The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace’ by Tristan Stephenson. ‘The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace’ is the third of four Curious Bartender Books. The first three are, ‘The Curious Bartender: The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail’, ‘The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies’ and my personal favorite The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee. All of which are some great books for Dad’s who like their History and Booze or Coffee (who doesn’t love Coffee?)!‘Gin Palace’ takes the reader on a journey of gin starting with it’s origins and the Juniper Berry then to the Middle Ages and mid 18th Century London. The book shares how and why Gin was first pared tonic water, then to recent creations of Gin in Macro and Micro distilleries. ‘Gin Palace’ also shares the alchemy, and science of flavor of produced Gins. And of course no book based on Booze History would be complete without some wonderful Mixology recipes. Alongside the historical data of Gin are some incredible illustrations and photos. The details presented throughout the book are most fascinating and sure to please even the most curious of Dad’s (I guess that is why they call it The Curious Bartender, whoda’ thunk!). With great cocktail recipes like Sloe Gin and French 75 there is sure to be something that brings you back to this great book. If not just to share with guests or leave out as an entertainment book.
Which Curious Bartender Book would your Dad or Hubby like the most and why?
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