Includes toasts to extraordinary women in history
Synopsis: Acclaimed bartenders Kirsten Amann and Misty Kalkofen have scoured the globe collecting recipes–often from equally acclaimed female bartenders–pairing each tipple with a toast to a trailblazing lady. From gin to whiskey, tequila to punch, Drinking Like Ladies has a twist and a toast for every tippler, whatever your base spirit.
My review: I used to love cocktails, then I fell out of love with drinking alcohol completely before slowly starting to enjoy it again. This book is making me go out and want to try my hand at making some new drinks. I may need a house party!
There are some great sounding drinks in here but it’s also a celebration of women. To steal the campaign tagline; ‘Drinking Like Ladies’ is dedicated to preserving and honoring classic cocktails from pre-Prohibition and beyond, while celebrating the oft-forgotten ladies who sipped them.
Each drink comes with it’s own lady of history and a short bio about her. I’e read a few books now with short bios of women in history that I now want to go out and find more about and this book has greatly increased that to-do list.
It’s an interesting mix with the recipes and history and I love the originality of it. I can’t wait to get the hardback to add to my bookshelves.
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