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The Redventure Romp Cocktail

  Many thanks to Beth Evans-Ramos at Mama Knows Her Cocktails for letting us share this bit of deliciousness. Cheers!   My Redventure celery is finally red and ready! I cut my first batch of it for an appetizer plate I was putting together to take to our friends’ house. I was about to put some of […]

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Posted by on July 24, 2013 at 6:21 am   This post has 2 responses.

It’s For a Good Cause, People!

  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual fundraiser is happening online this year, with all kinds of delightful things up for auction.  I’m donating a Drunken Botanist Book Club in a Box, which includes the following: Ten personally inscribed copies of The Drunken Botanist, for you and your BFFs A...

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 at 8:25 am   This post has one response.

The Drunken Botanist Tour, and You Should Totally Grow These

Okay!  A few more tour dates for you. See you out there?  Go here if you want to see everything that’s coming up.  And as always, check these venues for full details.   April 24 2013 — Culinary Arts & Letters, Chapel Hill, NC Special cocktail event with The...

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Posted by on April 24, 2013 at 3:03 am   This post has 5 responses.

Drunken Botanist Tour Dates: Southwest, East Coast, and Where is the Gin?

Yes, I am still on the road!  It’s hard to believe, I know.  I can hardly believe it myself. So here are some tour dates, and the complete list, if you’d like to see it, is here.  As always, check details with the venue before heading out. April 17...

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Posted by on April 17, 2013 at 4:44 am   This post has 5 responses.

The Drunken Botanist Tour: Milwaukee to Miami, and Beyond. Plus, Whiskey.

Why, yes!  It’s another week of Drunken Botanist tour dates?  Are you out there, Milwaukee people? Miami people? Austin? Phoenix? Well, if you’re interested, all the tour dates are here, and as always, check with the venue to confirm event details before heading out.   April 10 2013 07:00...

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Posted by on April 10, 2013 at 4:30 am   This post has 4 responses.

This Week in Drunken Botanist Tour Dates, and I’m Ready for Some Tequila

And on it goes!  All Drunken Botanist tour dates are listed here, but this is what I’ve got going on this week.  Please do check details with the venue before heading out.  And then–please do head out!  I’d love to see you.  And you.  All of you, really.  ...

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Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 4:11 am   This post has 3 responses.

Drunken Botanist Pacific Northwest Dates, And Rum Drinks for Everyone!

If you’re in Portland, Seattle, or Bellingham, I’d love to see you this week.  All the tour dates are online here, but this week’s stops include:   March 27 2013 07:30 PM — Powell’s (Burnside location), Portland, OR With a special appearance by House Spirits Distillery‘s Christian Krogstad, who...

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Posted by on March 27, 2013 at 4:19 am   This post has 2 responses.

Drunken Botanist West Coast Tour, And it’s Vodka Week!

Vodka week?  Isn’t every week vodka week? Yeah, well.  I’m still hanging out on the West Coast, so if you’re in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll drop by. Complete list of tour dates can be found here, and please do check with the venue before heading out in case...

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 at 3:47 am   This post has 6 responses.

The Drunken Botanist Road Show, Plus Your Weekly Cocktail

Okay, folks! Your devoted correspondent is on a book tour for the next couple of months.  I’d love to stay and chat, but instead I’m going to furnish you with a list of tour dates and ask you to come out and fill a seat, badger your friends into...

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Posted by on March 13, 2013 at 6:11 am   This post has one response.

Drinking Vinegars: The Other Kind of Shrub

One day last year, a mysterious courier arrived at my house.  (Okay, the courier was not so very mysterious.  She was driving plants to my local garden centers from Oregon-based Log House Plants.)  Anyway, she had a special delivery for me from Log House’s owner, Alice Doyle. A crazy-cool...

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Posted by on February 13, 2013 at 4:29 am   This post has 12 responses.

The Cocktail Garden: More “After” Photos

Following up on last week’s post about the construction of this here cocktail garden, I’ve got a few more pictures to share, along with some lessons learned. But first, this just in!  My bookstore is now taking pre-orders for signed or inscribed copies of The Drunken Botanist. We hope...

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 at 4:11 am   This post has 9 responses.

The Cocktail Garden: Before and After

Last week I posted garden designer Susan Morrison’s lovely hand-drawn plans of my cocktail garden, which she designed in response to my desperate plea for help. You can see the final results in the February issue of Sunset magazine, but maybe you’d like to see where we started. Because...

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 at 4:02 am   This post has 12 responses.

The Cocktail Garden!

So! Sunset magazine stopped by a few months ago. It was great fun hanging out with a couple of pros all day and watching them work. (Oh, and there was some mixing of cocktails, too.) Anyway, you can see the results in the February issue of Sunset, which is...

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Posted by on January 23, 2013 at 3:48 am   This post has 5 responses.

Get Your Cocktail Garden On.

  So last year I planted this cocktail garden.  It was a huge undertaking that I wrote not a word about, in part because I was too busy doing it.  The space was one of those typically difficult side yards found around a lot of old houses:  as little...

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Posted by on December 26, 2012 at 4:28 am   This post has 7 responses.

Quick! Drink This Before All The Tomatoes Are Gone!

I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but around these parts we still have a few good tomatoes left at the farmers market. So that’s what I’m calling this drink–The Farmers Market.  Hurry up and make a batch while you still can. The Farmers...

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Posted by on October 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm   This post has 8 responses.

Wildcrafted…really?

  Can you eat any of the plants in this picture? Really? How do you know? This post from the always excellent Rowley’s Whiskey Forge got me thinking about this. He posts a really cool recipe for a liqueur called mistela de chimajá. I couldn’t resist–I had to go...

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Posted by on August 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm   This post has 13 responses.

Summer Punches. Now.

So. Summer is here, and that means that you need to break out the punches. Not that dreadful stuff made with Sprite and sherbet and the worst possible vodka, but a nicely-made, Victorian-style punch, served in that punchbowl you never get to use, or a repurposed pickle jar, or...

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Posted by on July 4, 2012 at 1:21 am   This post has Comments Off.

Drunken Botanist: The Website

  It'll be at least a year-possibly more–before my new book is actually printed and in my hands.  But it's never too soon for a website, right?  So here it is:  TheDrunkenBotanist.com, named after my forthcoming book of the same title, which is due out in 2013, probably in...

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Posted by on February 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm   This post has 2 responses.

You Deserve a Toddy. Maybe.

Here's the latest in a series of columns I'm writing for the North Coast Journal. The column is called The Drunken Botanist; my book of the same title will be out next year. A friend of mine has been on a grueling book tour to promote her new novel....

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm   This post has 11 responses.

Apple Season

Here’s another in my ongoing series of “Drunken Botanist” cocktail articles for the North Coast Journal, loosely based on my forthcoming book of the same name. Forgive the Humboldt references, which are, of course, of interest only to people in Humboldt. Seems like everyone in these parts has an...

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 at 4:39 am   This post has 15 responses.
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