Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The not so everyday, everyday history: Gin and Tonic

What a great post by Jay Young over at Active History on the oh-so-complicated history of drinking a 'gin and tonic'. See it here.

It's a pleasure when someone points out the complex history that underlies something as prosaic, if pleasant, as a mixed drink.


  1. The history and culture of drink has since appealed to me because of your lecture on why we as Ontarians, cannot buy beer at the local corner store. I think this would be an interesting post to share with your students when presenting your lecture again this year.

    1. Good idea. I've often wondered about how much of the course to put up on the blog. But mostly - from sheer laziness or lack of time (you choose) - I haven't done much. We'll see...