Amy Stewart

The Drunken Botanist


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Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice, vodka a potato, and gin a conifer shrub. Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, each representing a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and history. Bestselling author Amy Stewart uncovers the enlightening botanical history and fascinating science of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits. With a delightful two-color vintage-style interior, over fifty drink recipes, tips for gardeners, and advice with Stewart's trademark wit, THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.