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The Drunken Botanist: Amy Stewart Returns!

October 3, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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*This is a 21+ event. We loved Amy Stewart’s book Wicked Plants so much, it inspired our special exhibit of the same name. Now we invite you to help us celebrate her latest endeavor, The Drunken Botanist, with an intoxicating evening of botanical cocktails, tips for creating your own “cocktail garden,” and a reading and book signing with Amy herself.

Learn about the nationwide resurgence in using fruits, roots, stems, leaves and seeds to make tinctures and bitters, sangrias and herbal concoctions of all varieties, and chart your own course for becoming a mad botanical scientist behind the bar!

About The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin Books, 2013):

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.

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.

Check out these botanical drink recipes created by Amy, to get in the mood for this very special evening. Don’t miss this chance to meet one of our favorite authors and botanists!

Purchase tickets HERE. ($35 for CoF members, $40 General Admission)


October 3, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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