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Ah, the allure of a summer cocktail. But do you know the botanical history behind your drink? Now you will thanks to “The Drunken Botanist” by New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart. Inside, you’ll find Stewart’s witty and informative exploration of the odd, unusual and surprisingly common plants that have produced the world’s greatest spirits. For example, that margarita you’re sipping—did you know that tequila emerged from agave, which is a relative of asparagus? Or that crisp, delicious sake began with a grain of rice? With over 50 drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that sparkles with Stewart’s trademark humor, you’ll walk away feeling enlightened by the horticulture behind your favorite drinks—and thirsty.

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Reprinted with permission from The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart, copyright © 2013. Published by Algonquin Books. 

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