Stewart, a former Austinite, often writes about the intersection of horticulture and popular culture, as with her New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential. With The Drunken Botanist she taps into the national resurgence of interest in mixed drinks, but from a plant lover’s perspective, stirring up an entertaining concoction of botanical history, the science of mixology, and 50-plus drink recipes.
In a stroke of marketing genius, Stewart has teamed up with Territorial Seed Company, which is selling Drunken Botanist-themed seed packets, with which you can grow your own bar-tending garden. Plant, harvest, and drink!
Amy Stewart will be at BookPeople in Austin on April 16 for a free talk and book-signing. She’s an engaging, entertaining speaker, so don’t miss it.GIVEAWAY! Start your stir sticks! This week I’m giving away a copy of The Drunken Botanist and a collection of 10 cocktail-worthy seed packets that includes anise hyssop, basil, strawberry, lavender, cherry tomatoes, borage, celery, cucumbers, fennel, and peppers. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite cocktail (alcoholic or non) for your chance to win!
Fine print: Due to shipping expenses and international restrictions on shipping seed, winner must reside in the continental U.S. This giveaway ends on Friday, April 5th, at 11:59 p.m. central time, and I’ll announce the winner on the 6th.
Winner Announcement! Congratulations to Astra, who enjoys a rye Manhattan, for being the randomly chosen winner of this giveaway. Astra, I’ve sent you an email asking for your mailing address. Please check your spam folder if you haven’t received it yet. Thanks to everyone for entering!
Disclosure: Algonquin Books sent me a free copy of the book for review, and Territorial Seed sent me free seed packets from their Drunken Botanist collection. I’m giving them away to one lucky reader at my own expense.
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