Botany and Booze

Garden writer Amy Stewart recently released her book The Drunken Botanist, which brims with historical notes and fascinating anecdotes on the connection between plants and common spirits. The author admits to owning a garden in her own backyard full of plants specifically grown to use in cocktails. She encourages others to “grow things that you actually like to drink, but at the same time, be open to surprises.” A New York Times bestselling author, bookstore owner, and public speaker, Amy also works more than 50 cocktail recipes into The Drunken Botanist, making it a complete resource for the modern-day mixologist.