Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol (Compact Disc)

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol By Mallory O'Meara, Mallory O'Meara (Read by) Cover Image

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol (Compact Disc)


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From Los Angeles Times bestselling author Mallory O'Meara comes a lively and engrossing feminist history of women drinking through the ages.Strawberry daiquiris. Skinny martinis. Vodka sodas with lime. These are the cocktails that come in sleek-stemmed glasses, bright colors and fruity flavors--these are the Girly Drinks.

From the earliest days of civilization, alcohol has been at the center of social rituals and cultures worldwide. But when exactly did drinking become a gendered act? And why have bars long been considered places for men when, without women, they might not even exist?With whip-smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils an entire untold history of the female distillers, drinkers, and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer goddess Ninkasi to iconic 1920s bartender Ada Coleman.

Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O'Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book--and proudly have what she's having.

Product Details ISBN: 9781799959274
ISBN-10: 1799959279
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Language: English