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So it turns out Three Sheets, besides being a reference to the phrase “Three sheets to the wind” is also the name of a popular travel show focusing on drinking customs around the world. The show is hosted and created by Zane Lamprey, author of the book also aptly named Three Sheets. For those not familiar with the show, the book's subtitle “Drinking Made Easy! 6 Continents, 15 Countries, 190 Drinks, and 1 Mean Hangover” gives a hint at what lies between its covers.
You will learn many useful things in this book such as: How to open a champagne bottle with a saber (pictures included!), How to properly pour a Guinness, and Why the Irish spell whiskey with an “E” and the Scottish without. Of course the book also gives instruction on how to make a variety of drinks and cocktails… and also what to eat or drink the day after.
The journey starts fittingly in Ireland – a country known for and proud of its claim to fame as a land of intoxication – and then moves on to other locales with a focus on their alcoholic specialty. You will find out how to make Sake in Japan, all about Vodka in Poland, Tequila in Tequila Mexico, Beer in Belgium, Rum in Jamaica and much more.
But the book is not just all fun and games…. Take the description of Snake Alley in Taiwan, where you can get liquor that contains not just the blood, venom and bile of snake, but even all that marinated in a bottle along with snake penises and testicles. (Picture included). The experience of drinking this concoction is described in excruciating detail along with its after effects. Read at your own discretion.