Author Amy Stewart's impressive research and engaging writing make her book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Make the World's Greatest Drinks (Algonquin Books, $20) a must-read for cocktail enthusiasts.
Author Amy Stewart
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If you're curious about the different plants that can be distilled or fermented into spirits, beer, and wine, or would like to know more about the herbs, plants, spices, fruits, nuts, and barks used to enhance the flavors of alcohol, Amy Stewart can tell you, with recipes for cocktails woven in along the way.
by Algonquin Books
Stewart speaks and signs copies of her book at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar) at 7pm tonight. A representative of Tito's Vodka will be on hand to share botanical cocktails samples.