Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest & my own.
One of the things I loved so much when we visited Las Vegas in October was the Mob Museum. It was so much fun learning about the mob and how the shaping of Las Vegas and prohibition changed with organized crime in the United States. To the surprise of many people, alcohol has a deep history in noir fiction, Hollywood, and of course, the stories of some of the most famous gangsters in American History. After visiting the museum, I was excited when I had the opportunity to review a book that went deeper into this history, especially the history of cocktails and organized crime – Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets.
Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets: What is It?
Interesting in learning more on how alcohol and the underworld are intermingled? How about the history of how it affected noir fiction? If this sounds interesting to you, we think you will love Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets. This book goes into the history of real and fictional characters who were built during the prohibition era, where bootlegged booze was the way to power. Not only does this book go into the criminals themselves, but the writers and the bars that inspired them. With a rich history, recipes, and black and white real photography, Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets has something to offer readers of all ages!
Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets: Our Thoughts
Honestly, I have to say I found this book both fascinating and quite educational. It goes not just into the crime families, but some of the most famous noir bars where gangsters hung out, to recipes that were loved by some of the most infamous men in history. Most of these recipes can even be easily made in your own home. With how the book is designed, it is quick, but informative read, allowing you to quickly skim through section and come back to it later without any issues. This made it a wonderful lunchtime read for me (even if I did want a cocktail while reading). As well, the black and white, real pictures spread out throughout the book gave the pick and interesting touch that I loved! Based on my own experience, I am happy to give Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets an A rating.
Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets: Where to Purchase
Want to purchase a copy of this book for yourself? You can buy Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets on Amazon.com for only $19.75.
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