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By Amy Stewart

ISBN-10: 1604694769

ISBN-13: 9781604694765

ISBN-10: 1622311396

ISBN-13: 9781622311392

Sake begun 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, plants, timber, end result, and fungi that people have, via ingenuity, proposal, and sheer desperation, contrived to rework into alcohol over the centuries.

Of all of the outstanding and imprecise vegetation which have been fermented and distilled, a number of are risky, a few are downright strange, and one is as old as dinosaurs—but every one represents a different cultural contribution to our worldwide ingesting traditions and our history.

This interesting concoction of biology, chemistry, historical past, etymology, and mixology—with greater than fifty drink recipes and transforming into guidance for gardeners—will make you the preferred visitor at any cocktail party.

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