The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler's Handbook to State Liquor Laws

The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler's Handbook to State Liquor Laws



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ISBN-13: 9780983491729
Publisher: Overcup Press
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Niki Ganong is a food and drink writer from Portland, Oregon. She is a frequent contributor to epicurean publications and often judges beer competitions. This is her first book.

Cole Gerst is a multimedia graphic designer and the author and illustrator of the book Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry.

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The Martini, the simple combination of gin and vermouth, is said to have been concocted around the 1880s, and one of its origin stories cites its place of birth as the Turf Club in Manhattan. Curiously, the building that housed the Turf Club later spawned the Manhattan Club (and along with it another myth on the origin of the city's namesake cocktail). The Statue of Liberty, illuminated by the bright lights of the big city, shouldn't be holding a torch aloft–she should be raising a cocktail glass!

Lately, when it comes to drinking in New York, you are likely drinking something from New York. From Brooklyn Gin, to Seneca Lake winery Hermann J. Weimer, to Cooperstown's Ommegang Brewing, loads of libations are being produced in NY, and a lot of that is thanks to legislation being passed in Albany. All have a local-sourcing caveat as well as size limitations in common. As comedian Lewis Black said in a state-sponsored commercial, "if you can grow it, someone in this state will turn it into booze. Because, thank God, New York was founded by businessmen–not Puritans!"

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