Intoxicating: Ten Drinks that Shaped Australia
The fiery burn of rebellion rum, a thirst quenching gulp of ice cold beer, the medicinal tang of restorative bitters. What did the drinks that shaped Australia first taste like? In search of answers, award-winning writer Max Allen takes us on a personal journey through Australiaâ€™s colourful and complex drinking history, glass in hand.
- Thames & Hudson
- Publish Date
- July 2020
We taste the fermented sap of the Tasmanian cider gum, enjoyed by Indigenous people long before European invasion, sip claret and sherry in the cool stone cellars of the countryâ€™s oldest wineries, sample 150 year old champagne rescued from a shipwreck and help brew an iconic 1960s Australian lager. Allen also shares recipes for historic cocktails to try at home Blow My Skull, anyone? introduces many of the characters from Australiaâ€™s boozy history and offers a glimpse of how our drinking culture might evolve in the future.