"Looking for the essential guide to frilly drinks that taste like creamsicles and fruit pops? Keep looking. Misty and Kirsten have collected cocktail recipes that deserve to endure from some of the best behind the bar, complete with chaser of education and inspiration. No froufrou, no handlebar mustaches — just sips to satisfy palate and soul."
Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.
“Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amaan have written a cocktail book for our times. Each of these 75 recipes was inspired by a remarkable woman, and is accompanied by a short history of same. Not just known notables like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Hedy Lamarr, but also unsung figures like “Wrecking Crew” session musician Carol Kaye, fearless tavern owner “Dirty Helen” Cromwell and antebellum Pinkerton detective Kate Warne. Dive in, drink and learn. If there’s any justice, the mixologists who honor the women in these pages soon will be just as celebrated.”
Robert Simonson, New York Times cocktail writer and author of A Proper Drink.
From a Navy SEAL to a Rohingya activist, Erykah Badu to Betty White, the women in this book are a lens through which to see the world anew. Since the dawn of man, women have been scaling mountains, dreaming up inventions, discovering cures, and challenging the system in ways both quiet and strident, subversive and straight-on. Some are lauded, many have been overlooked. Drinking Like Ladies acknowledges all these fierce women and their achievements with delicious, inventive odes that will delight history buffs and cocktail nerds alike.
Leslie Parizeau, writer and co-author of SPRITZ: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo
At The Bitchery of History, we like to ask questions. Questions like, where is all the women’s history? Why don’t more people know about Irena Sendler?! When will there will be a drinking book that memorializes women in history AND helps us up our cocktail game during our weekly rants against the patriarchy?! Thankfully Drinking Like Ladies is not only gorgeous and informative, the recipes are inventive and look delicious! The women covered, some of which we’ve covered on the podcast, are well researched and diverse. So be classy, always Drink Like a Lady, and remember that Bitches Get Stuff Done.
Max Kirkham & Allison Powell, co-hosts / producers of "The Bitchery of History" podcast