The Drunken Botanist
The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks

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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.

AuthorAmy Stewart
Height831 mm
Length625 mm
Width94 mm
Weight115 g
Language TypePublished
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Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages381
Package Quantity1
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Product GroupBook
Publication Date2013-03-19
PublisherAlgonquin Books
StudioAlgonquin Books
Sales Rank33219

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