Though the history of alcohol is a rich and interesting one, the history of gin is no exception. Of all fascinating milestones in the history of the drink is undoubtedly bathtub gin produce during prohibition. An alcoholic beverage was illegal during this restrictive period of American history in the country. Alcohol was sold on the black market and it was produce in homes across the country.
Bathtub gin was actually produce in homes. All those who were making the bootleg gin used denatured alcohol in the process. The poisons are take out from the liquid to recover ethyl alcohol that was flavor with juniper flavoring. The bathtub gin was then dilute and put into bottles. Although for some this may have not been the best tasting drink on the planet, but for all those who wanted a cocktail during the prohibition era had little choice.
In all, there were seventy-five unique formulas for making bathtub gin. The alcohol needed to denatured in order to safely ingested by people. If the alcohol was not purified properly, devastating results took place. At times there were fatalities that were link to impure bathtub gin. Hence the concoction often proved to be risky and even deadly. In spite of all the risks involved people continued to take risks with the home made concoction.
The expression “to die for” is presently use in the figurative sense. Though, when the phrase first appeare in common speech, it was meant quite literally. Bathtub gin was a risky venture that cost some party-goers their lives. This is the highest price one would pay for a good time.
On the other hand, people take the same chances today when they use illegal substances like heroine and cocaine. Likewise bathtub gin is in fact no different. Despite the significant risks involved, a majority of party-goers don’t take the risks into account. Fatalities happen to other people. The risk is generally ignore.