The Drunken Botanist Leather Bound Edition

The Drunken Botanist Leather Bound Edition


This leather bound edition is Amy Stewart’s conversation starter and extraordinary addition to a formal bar or traditional library collection.

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 the 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.

Leather bound in the USA

Hard cover, 400 pages

8.1" H x 6.1" W x 0.9" D

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