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The Drunken Botanist

The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks

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The Drunken Botanist

The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks

  • 3.00 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 7 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 3 Have read
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Publisher
Algonquin Books
Pages
400

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.

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Cover of: The Drunken Botanist
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
2013, Algonquin Books
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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks
2013, Algonquin Books
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Library of Congress
QK98.5.A1S74 2013, QK98.5.A1 S74 2013

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
400

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OL25762070M
ISBN 13
9781616200466
LCCN
2012041725

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