Lesley Jacobs Solmonson


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Reaktion Books
20 May 2024
ISBN: 9781789148534
200 pages

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Explores the rich history of liqueurs, from ancient elixirs to modern indulgence.

Rooted in ancient origins, liqueurs are the original recreational spirits. From the ancient Silk Road to the legendary Fountain of Youth, and from the Age of Discovery to the Industrial Revolution, Liqueur embarks on a thrilling exploration of these delicious concoctions’ global impact. It describes how a bitter, medicinal elixir distilled by early alchemists transformed into a sugar- and spice-fuelled luxury accessible only to royalty and the rich. Today’s liqueurs are crafted from an array of ingredients, ranging from anise to artichokes and rose petals to rhubarb. Guiding us on a bibulous adventure and featuring an extensive array of cocktails, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey, driven by humanity’s ages-long desire for pleasure.