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Colonial New England was awash in ales, beers, wines, cider and spirits. Everyone from teenage farmworkers to our founding fathers imbibed heartily and often. Tipples at breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner were the norm, and low-alcohol hard cider was sometimes even a part of children's lives. This burgeoning cocktail culture reflected the New World's abundance of raw ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by History Press (first published February 4th 2014)
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Jane Austen
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Lots of recipes to try and some fascinating background on the origins of the various drinks. A good book.

By the by, spruce beer was a common drink in Georgian England as well as in Colonial New England, and one which Jane enjoyed brewing. In this article we tell you how you can make your English as opposed to New England version:
https://www.janeausten.co.uk/spruce-b...
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