Free the Tipple: Cocktails Celebrate Women of the 20th Century

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To quote P!nk’s feminist manifesto, “Raise your glass!” to the women celebrated in a home mixologist’s bartending guide called Free the Tipple ($14.95, Prestel). From author Jennifer Croll and illustrator Kelly Shami comes this salute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to present time who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports and science, including Frida Kahlo, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Yoko Ono, Zaha Hadid, Zadie Smith and more. The book offers insightfully created cocktails intended as an homage to each woman’s life and legacy.

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Looking for something frilly as a tutu? Try the Anna Pavlova, which is a vodka-based drink with hints of lemon and vanilla. Looking for the ideal tipple when hosting viewing parties for The Handmaid’s Tale? Look no farther than the Margaret Atwood (with an appropriately lethal garnish). Fan of ex-pat chanteuse Josephine Baker? Try a blend of cognac, port, and brandy that recalls le jazz hot of the flapper era. Prefer the exotic glamor of a noir non-conformist? Try the Marlene Dietrich, a citrusy, rye whiskey-based recipe which was actually served to her in Hollywood. Thinking punk? Rock out with a purple drink celebrating  Vivienne Westwood. Got eyes for Bette Davis? Then try the scotch-based refresher named in her honor. (Just don’t drive home afterwards. Even if you buckle your seatbelts, it could be a really bumpy night). prestel.com

Last modified: March 1, 2019

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