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

Drink Like a Woman: 7 Cocktail Entertaining Tips

While we can’t alleviate all of your holiday challenges, we can offer you these delicious cocktail entertaining tips from author Jeanette Hurt to make your parties go more smoothly, give you some practically fool-proof, grown-up gift ideas to make gift-giving easier, and share a selection of seasonal beverages to make the holidays bright.

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The Little Devil

Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with one of Jeanette Hurt’s new favorite cocktails, the Little Devil, crafted by Reyka Vodka!

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