Drink Like a Woman

Shake. Stir. Conquer. Repeat.

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$16.00 | November 2016 | 232 pages

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Drink Like a Woman

Shake. Stir. Conquer. Repeat.

Jeanette Hurt


In Drink Like a Woman, Jeanette Hurt shakes up barroom expectations, stirs up some new ideas, and pours a lively collection of feminist cocktails that are just as varied, flavorful, and strong as women are.

Sharing basic bar-back techniques, places where famous women have both imbibed and bartended, hangover cures, drinking games, and more, this spirited guide takes the misogyny out of mixology by offering fun and functional tips for the at-home barista who doesn’t need a man to mix it up. She also exposes the surprisingly sexist history of cocktail culture, and offers more than 50 recipes, crafted by top women bartenders around the country, including:

  • Anarchy Amaretto
  • Bloody Mary Richards
  • Nelly Bly-Tai
  • The LBD (The Little Black Dress)
  • Ruth’s Pink Taboo
  • WoManhattan
  • Zeldatini
  • The Suffragette Sour
  • Ride, Sally Ride
  • Curie Royale

With feisty illustrations and original recipes that call for a generous splash of female empowerment, Drink Like a Woman is sure to subvert the patriarchy, one drink at a time.

Illustration of a woman tending bar.

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About Jeanette Hurt

Author Jeanette Hurt

Jeanette Hurt is the award-winning writer and author of eight culinary and drink books, including The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide, which received the 2010 Mark Twain Award for Best Travel Book, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine and Food Pairing. As full-time journalist, Jeanette has written about spirits, wine and food for TheKitchn.com, The Four Seasons Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Entrepreneur.com, Esquire.com, and dozens of other publications.

She is the 2008 recipient of the Midwest Travel Writers Mark Twain Award for Best Midwestern Travel Article. She is also a food and drinks correspondent for Milwaukee NPR affiliate WUWM’s Lake Effect program and has been featured on several radio and television programs, including Martha Stewart radio. She teaches wine and culinary classes, both privately and publicly, and has appeared at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Wisconsin Wine & Dine, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

In a previous life, Jeanette was a police reporter for the City News Bureau in Chicago and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She graduated from Marquette University with a journalism degree. When she’s not writing, traveling, cooking or shaking up some concoction with gin, bourbon, or rum, she can usually be found walking along Milwaukee’s lakefront with her husband, their son, and their dog.


Paige Clark is an up and coming artist working in pen and watercolor who graduated from Skidmore College in 2014 with a minor in Studio Art. This will be Paige’s first work as an illustrator for a published book, and she is very excited to see where this opportunity will take her.

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Hanukkah Cocktail: Latkes and Apple D.E.W.

Forget applesauce; to celebrate Hanukkah, what you want is this refreshing Apple D.E.W. cocktail to pair with your latkes. All you need for this delicious drink are three ingredients and a glass (plus the latkes).

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Drink Like a Woman: Repeal Day Cocktail

Named for Pauline Sabin, leader of the Prohibition Repeal movement, this drink is a riff on the famed French 75, a classic cocktail that usually is made with gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. This recipe calls for North Shore Sol, which Sonja Kassebaum describes as “a gin without the juniper,” and this refreshing and highly aromatic spirit is made with real chamomile and real citrus fruits.

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Homemade Gifts for the Cocktail Lover

You don’t have to be crafty or necessarily great in the kitchen to actually make some of your holiday gifts. Holiday booze gift making actually falls into the category of hard to screw up. Here are some ideas from Drink Like a Woman author Jeanette Hurt.

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Holiday Cocktail: Love Our Bodies, Love Our Tonics

From childhood to adulthood, our bodies are criticized, critiqued, and judged. We are taught to be at war with ourselves, instead of learning how to celebrate how strong we are, how beautiful we are. So instead of letting the times get us down, let’s drink a toast to liking ourselves even more than we like this gin-based cocktail!

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Holiday Cocktail: Cherries on the Dashboard

TSA lines got you frustrated? Packing and over-packing presents giving you a headache? Stuck in traffic as you try to head out of the city and into the woods to Grandmother’s House? Author Jeanette Hurt has the perfect cure. While we don’t recommend placing this on your dashboard next to your GPS, we do recommend that after you arrive at your destination to shake up this deliciously effervescent cocktail.

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