The Drunken Botanist - BO129

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Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn.

Thirsty yet?

In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique, cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world.

Hardcover. 400 pages. Algonquin Books.

  • Item Model Number: BO129
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds

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Loaded with fun trivia and recipes

This book is fast and enjoyable read. Loaded with recipes and fun trivia that you can dazzle and amaze your friends and colleagues with. Would make an excellent stoking stuffer.

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