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The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (31 ratings)
Length: 655 pages

Editor's Note

Bizarre plants…
History meets mixology in this authoritative text on the flowers, fruits, fungi, herbs, and trees from which your favorite alcohols originated — cocktail recipes included!

Description

So many fascinating and obscure plants have been fermented throughout history in the name of distilling a great spirit, and Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist uncovers the history behind the extraordinary science used to formulate our global drinking traditions.

Stewart takes a deep dive into the world of plants, enlightening us into the ingredients that go into the various liquors as we know them today. Out of all the strange plants that go into the cocktails we drink, Stewart highlights the herbs that are as old as the dinosaurs, the plants that are just plain bizarre, and even those flowers that are outright dangerous if handled incorrectly. Each ingredient has made a unique contribution to our cocktail culture as well as our own history.

Accompanying a delightful collection of more than 50 drink recipes, in this book you’ll find gardening advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit and so much more, making this the perfect gift for cocktail aficionados and gardeners alike.
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The Drunken Botanist

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Book Information

The Drunken Botanist

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (31 ratings)
Length: 655 pages

Editor's Note

Bizarre plants…
History meets mixology in this authoritative text on the flowers, fruits, fungi, herbs, and trees from which your favorite alcohols originated — cocktail recipes included!

Description

So many fascinating and obscure plants have been fermented throughout history in the name of distilling a great spirit, and Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist uncovers the history behind the extraordinary science used to formulate our global drinking traditions.

Stewart takes a deep dive into the world of plants, enlightening us into the ingredients that go into the various liquors as we know them today. Out of all the strange plants that go into the cocktails we drink, Stewart highlights the herbs that are as old as the dinosaurs, the plants that are just plain bizarre, and even those flowers that are outright dangerous if handled incorrectly. Each ingredient has made a unique contribution to our cocktail culture as well as our own history.

Accompanying a delightful collection of more than 50 drink recipes, in this book you’ll find gardening advice that carries Stewart's trademark wit and so much more, making this the perfect gift for cocktail aficionados and gardeners alike.
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