"Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions & Classic Libations". By Denise Gee with photography by Robert M. Peacock. ISBN 978-0-8118-5243-2. Copyright 2007. Hardcover with 120 pages including index.
During the colonial era, rum was the preferred alcoholic drink of American colonists. By one estimate, colonists consumed 3.7 gallons annually per head by the time of the American Revolution. Rum cocktails are among the drinks featured in "Southern Cocktails". The Bar Necessities section includes suggestions for stocking your bar and serving in the proper glass.