By Kayleigh Kulp
Booze for Babes™ is a must have handbook for the woman who loves sturdy meals yet isn't but spirits-savvy. writer Kayleigh Kulp empowers all tipplers to shop for, drink and serve greater liquor in a enjoyable yet non-pandering means whereas celebrating lady distillers, bartenders and spirits experts.
• Why each woman should still comprehend her liquor
• a brief heritage of women’ on-again, off-again dating with the demanding stuff
• find out how to decide upon a high quality gin, whiskey, rum, tequila, brandy, vodka or liqueur, and glance cool doing it
• how one can inform a advertising ploy on a label from the genuine deal
• tips to teach your palate and hone your taste
• how one can combine enterprise and booze
• the right way to construct a well-equipped domestic bar
• find out how to entertain with spirits in a fashion that honors out of date traditions and impresses guests
• Dozens of recipes for cocktails, bitters, vermouth, liqueurs, and extra
The foreword used to be written by means of Lynnette Marrero, co-founder of pace Rack and NYC president of girls United for the protection of Endangered Cocktails.
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