The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks


By (author) Amy Stewart

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  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 204mm x 24mm | 500g
  • Publication date: 9 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Portland, OR
  • ISBN 10: 1604694769
  • ISBN 13: 9781604694765
  • Sales rank: 41,854

Product description

This quirky guide explains the chemistry and botanical history of over 150 plants, trees, flowers and fruits, showing how they form the bases of our favourite cocktails. Amy Stewart offers gardeners growing tips and provides cocktail enthusiasts with 50 drink recipes, as well as a rounded knowledge of the processes and plants which go into popular concoctions.

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Author information

Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the pleasures (and perils) presented by the natural world including Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs, also published by Timber Press. She lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore.

Review quote

'A cook's tour of the stupefying array of plants that we ferment for their intoxicating properties, plus some delicious looking cocktail recipes; from gin with violet flowers to vodka with walnuts, just reading them will set your tastebuds tingling!' (New Scientist magazine)