There is no right or wrong way to drink bourbon—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 How to Be a Bourbon Badass will guide you on the path of your own bourbon adventure.
In How to Be a Bourbon Badass, Linda Ruffenach tells the story of her own personal journey with bourbon and shares behind-the-scenes tales from bourbon industry experts and rock stars. She captures the storied history of America’s native spirit, explains the process of making liquid gold, 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 newfound bourbon badass confidence, and from recipes for classics 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.
Foreword by Pam Heilmann
1. Bourbon Memories
2. What Is Bourbon?
3. The Bourbon Difference
4. The Importance of the Cocktail
5. Bourbon Suppa Club
6. How Bourbon Can Change a Life
"Lavishly illustrated, enthusiastically written, and filled with fascinating detail, How to be a Bourbon Badass offers a great opportunity to learn more about bourbon and the ways to use it."~Galveston County Daily News
How to Be a Bourbon Badass is one of the most fun, easy, and approachable books about how to enjoy bourbon. It strips away all the pomp and gets to what matters, telling you to enjoy bourbon the way it should be enjoyed... however you like to enjoy it." ~Colin Blake, Director of Spirits Education, Moonshine University
"An informative introduction for novice bourbon drinkers."~Publishers Weekly
"This is a fun book with something for everyone. It discusses Bourbon basics for the beginner but even the seasoned drinker might pick up a thing or two they did not know. It has recipes for food dishes and cocktails for the summer barbecues."" ~bourbonveachdotcom
Kentucky native Linda Ruffenach leads her readers on their own personal journey of How to be a Bourbon Badass. Her book offers sage advice from master distillers and leading bourbon experts, as well as homespun recipes for cocktails and food so that you can drink and eat your bourbon. Linda uses the best kind of power – woman power – to inspire everyone to shine up their inner bourbon badass!" ~Albert W. A. Schmid, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook and The Hot Brown
[Ruffenach] takes pride in creating experiences that make learning about bourbon approachable, fun and informative. Her sense of community and commitment to paying it forward drive her to empower others." ~Kentucky Monthly