American Prohibition was far from watertight; if you knew the right people, you could get a drink—most likely a variation of the real thing, made by blending smuggled, industrial alcohol or homemade moonshines with extracts, herbs, and oils to imitate the aroma and taste of familiar spirits. Most of the illegal recipes were written out by hand and secretly shared. The "lost recipes" in this James Beard Award nominee come from one such compilation, a journal hidden within an antique book of poetry, with 300 entries on making liquors, cordials, absinthe, bitters, and wine.
Lost Recipes Of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger's Manual
Author: Matthew Rowley.