bathtub gin


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bathtub gin

Any alcoholic drink that is made by an amateur at home or in makeshift conditions. Refers to the use of bathtubs in creating illegal alcohol (most often gin, hence the name) during the prohibition years in the US. This stuff is strong, but it tastes like bathtub gin!
See also: bathtub, gin
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The result was bathtub gin, a spurious liquid that was admittedly hard to swallow in the absence of sweetening agents.
Winners, which include Bathtub Gin in New York City, and Searsucker in San Diego and Untitled in Chicago, are located in 23 states and the nation's capital.
When the Curtain Comes Down," a video from the "Glad Rag Doll" album, played on the Hanover's big screen and brought the audience of more than 1,700 Krall buffs back to the roaring '20s, when the jazz was hot, vaudeville was king, and the flappers in Flo Ziegfeld's Follies danced The Charleston while sipping bathtub gin.
A new release in line with the rest of the Professor Cornelius Ampleforth range, the brown paper packaging and black wax seal of Bathtub Gin (PS39.
This well-written and well-presented narrative of the Roaring Twenties, the decade of tantalizing temptation, government corruption, and the rise of bootleggers and bathtub gin, is an informative and entertaining encyclopedia of the times.
And the restaurant's chef, Joseph Antonishek, suggests his ``broken hearts salad,'' ``quail-a-sutra'' entree - use your imagination on this one - or rare filet mignon in a bathtub gin sauce that he calls ``St.
He would prefer it if we all stayed at home with our spinning jennies, content to drink bathtub gin after a hard day in the workhouse.
Today, decades after the line-stringing job was completed, it's an illogical, inequitable loophole that should go the way of silent movies, flappers and bathtub gin.
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In the 1920s, times were prosperous despite - or perhaps in part because of - Prohibition, which drove even the law-abiding to drink as sweet cocktails masked the taste of bathtub gin.