How to Be a Bourbon Badass


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A fun, informative, and approachable guide to bourbon—full of recipes, photos, historical anecdotes, and more—from the founder of Whisky Chicks.

There is no right or wrong way to drink bourbon—it’s delicious in a cocktail, straight up, on the rocks, or with a splash of soda. You will never know which is your way until you try them all, and Linda Ruffenach is here to guide you on your own personal bourbon adventure. In How to Be a Bourbon Badass, Ruffenach captures the storied history of America’s native spirit, explains the process of making liquid gold, throws in a dash of personal anecdotes, and offers top-notch cocktail, dinner, and dessert recipes for the novice and connoisseur alike.

From tales of legendary master distillers to stories of women whose lives were changed through badass bourbon confidence, and from classic recipes like the bourbon highball to fresh twists like strawberry bourbon lemonade with rosemary, Linda Ruffenach will redefine your perceptions of bourbon and those who savor it. Your journey to becoming a bourbon badass begins here.