Three Sheets: Drinking Made Easy! 6 Continents, 15 Countries, 190 Drinks, and 1 Mean Hangover!
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Most people have a few drinks to relax after work. For Zane Lamprey, however, having a few (or a few too many) drinks is work. But he’s not complaining. Zane has circled the globe knocking back an endless variety of booze while capturing his imbibing exploits for the cult-hit TV show Three Sheets. And now the Indiana Jones of alcohol consumption has gathered a round of his most amusing adventures, fascinating factoids, and tips for adventurous tipplers into this, the ultimate pub crawler’s memoir. Join him as he ventures, glass in hand, to
• Ireland, where whiskey was invented, drinking is a way of life, and beer is the best medicine
• Tanzania, where the popular “bee brew,” engortorogi, was accidentally discovered by a woman trying to poison her two-timing husband
• Las Vegas, where the scary-to-look-at, tasty-to-sip, and impossible-to-finish-alone Witch Doctor is a better bet than the gaming tables, and a bacon martini is a savory way to wash down Sin City’s famed $777 burger
• Japan, where the celebrated sake is brewed like beer and once featured saliva as a secret ingredient
• Poland, where vodka is the equivalent of America’s apple pie (one of the most popular brands is infused with flakes of gold) and lovers of beer constitute an official political party
Zane also sips champagne in the French region that gave the bubbly its name and heads to Tequila, Mexico to sample the infamous local spirit from the blue agave plant. He also bellies up to bars in Scotland, Jamaica, Argentina, New Zealand, Belgium, St. Martin, South Africa, and Taiwan. Each destination is a new adventure in libation.
Packed with anecdotes, recipes and drinking games, and more hangover remedies than you can shake a swizzle stick at, Three Sheets makes for a delightfully intoxicating cocktail.
are focused on a country, but other times it’s a region, and sometimes it’s a specific city. A weekend in Las Vegas is not what you’d call a typical American experience. Tequila, Mexico, is a vastly different place from Mexico City. And if you go to Champagne, you are talking about a unique region in its own right, and to just refer to it as France would be … well … a faux pas. Learn by Doing When you’re done with this book you should be able to confidently discuss the differences between
Mendoza, at the base of the Andes mountain range, where Ariana’s boss, Pablo, played asador, offering me a mountain of meat and another glass of wine, this time a spicy Malbec. Asado, Gaucho-Style Barbecue in Argentina has a three-hundred-year history. Back in the 1800s, instead of a grill, you would have seen a parisia, a smoldering pit with a cow over it. Today, Argentines are a little more genteel—but just as committed to their meat. The asador is the grill master; he usually would have
brownie, but without the cocoa. I ate and we talked about business. I asked Ted how he operates his Tea Shack without worrying about the law. Despite the fact that, in Jamaica, pot is easier to get than cigarettes, bottled water, or a sandwich (I mean, I didn’t walk along the beach that morning and have seventeen people come up to me and offer to sell me a ham and cheese, Marlboros, and an Evian), possession of marijuana is against the law in Jamaica. Yes, just about every bartender, bellboy, or
democratic nation just after World War II. Originally, the ROC label covered not only Taiwan, but also all of mainland China. That all changed during the communist revolution, when the mainland was declared the “the People’s Republic of China.” A lot has happened since then, and if this were a geopolitical textbook, I might go into more detail. But it’s not. So let’s hit the bar! Fishing for Fun Most people know little more about Taiwan than the fact that their TV was made there. And while
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