The Drunken Botanist

The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks: 10th Anniversary Edition
by Amy Stewart

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The New York Times-bestselling guide to botany and booze celebrates its 10th anniversary with an updated editionnow including a guide to planting your very own cocktail garden to go with more than fifty drink recipes. This fascinating, go-to text about the plants that make our drinks is the ideal gift book for every...

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Published By Algonquin Books

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 400

Publication Date 03/19/2013

ISBN 9781616200466

Dimensions 6.25 inches x 8.35 inches

"Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous."
— The New York Times

"Many boozy books have been published over the years, spilling over with fun facts about absinthe, grog and bathtub gin. What makes Stewart's book different is her infectious enthusiasm for the plants, their uses, their history, and the botanists who roamed the earth finding them. The result is intoxicating but in a fresh, happy, healthy way."
— USA Today

"The Drunken Botanist is a sipping book, not a quaffing book, best enjoyed in moderation...Part Ripley’s Believe It or Not, part compendium on the order of 'Schott’s Original Miscellany' and part botanical garden tour, albeit with a curated cocktail party at the end . . . a companionable reference and whimsical recitation of historical-botanical trivia, with a little tart debunking."
— The Washington Post

"Sipping an evening cocktail while flipping through this fine volume, I discovered that Ms. Stewart knew how to change a run-of-the-mill cocktail into an intriguing one."
— The Wall Street Journal

"A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again…Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants."
— NPR's Morning Edition

"Fascinating, well researched and instructive — with appealing recipes too."
— The New York Times

"Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related."
— The Associated Press