As gin was the predominant drink in the Roaring 20's, many variations were created by mixing cheap grain alcohol with water and flavorings and other agents, such as juniper berry juice and glycerin. Contrary to popular belief, the spirit was not made in a bathtub. Rather, because the preferred sort of bottle was too tall to be topped off with water from a sink, they were filled from a bathtub tap.
Many other cocktails owe their life to Bathtub gin, as they were also created in order to mask the awful taste.
Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin; Writers Running Wild in the Twenties.(Brief Article)(Young Adult Review)(Audiobook Review)
Jul 01, 2005; BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN; WRITERS RUNNING WILD IN THE TWENTIES. Marion Meade. 2004. Read by Lorna Raver. 9 cds. 11 hrs....