47 Masculine drinks must be unbounded by the home Once the drink enters the

47 masculine drinks must be unbounded by the home

This preview shows page 8 - 10 out of 16 pages.

47 Masculine drinks must be unbounded by the home. Once the drink enters the home, it is stripped of its masculinity; females are welcome to partake. The men must leave the home to claim their own beverage. This has classically come in the form of a hard liquor shot. On the flip side, drinks such as beer and wine have entered the home via the kitchen. Just take a look at the recipes for winemaking. As early as 1702, William Penn’s wife recorded a recipe for making wine that featured gooseberries. 48 Not only are fruity drinks a telltale female favorite, 49 but many of the early recipes for these alcoholic beverages are designed for home production. 50 Recipes for gooseberry wine, raspberry wine, ginger beer, molasses beer, and elder flower wine (to name just a few) are prepared using wooden dishes, rolling pins, kettles, jars, and jugs. 51 They employ household ingredients such as raisins, white vinegar, yeast, lemons, and sugar. 52 Dating back to1848, these recipes are grouped under the title Espresso :: 13 vol. 10 :: no. 1 spring 07
Image of page 8

Subscribe to view the full document.

“Domestic Liquors.” Another source gives directions for making wine from rose petals, dandelions, and other flowers. 53 Femininity and, consequently, domesticity ring through loud and clear with the use of sweet delicacies like flowers and berries. 54 A more recent indicator, wine and beer can be purchased at grocery stores in many states. I would venture to say that it is not uncommon to open a neighbor’s fridge and pull out a six-pack of beer or a bottle of white wine. These drinks have had a place in the home for centuries. In contrast, hard liquor has staked its claim in the bar room. Although some households may indeed keep a handle of vodka or gin in the study, the bar room has ownership over liquor. Ray Oldenburg approaches the significance of the bar, along with the coffeehouse, the tavern, and German beer gardens, as a distinct entity apart from the home by exploring the notion of the “third place.” The home is the first place, work the second, and other areas of social fulfillment the third. 55 Oldenburg records the response of one wife on hearing about the third place, “Third place! God! I don’t even have a second place!” 56 Indeed, even in preindustrial America, the third place was most commonly allocated to the man. He needed a respite from life and work, away from home. 57 At this time in history, the woman did not work outside of the home. Why would she need a third place? Therefore, the drinks that accompany the third place were designated for the man. As females entered the workforce, they were able to gain unchallenged access to coffeehouses and the like. 58 However, her beverage of choice remained those accepted domestically or diluted with sweets. 59 The espresso shot mirrors hard liquor in more ways than its virtual captivity in the bar room and its miniscule serving size. There is something about the nature of the espresso, much like the nature of hard liquor that renders it un-domestic. Even though espresso machines have become
Image of page 9
Image of page 10
  • Fall '15

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes