Posts made in November, 2012

Grow Your Own: The Southern Belle Whiskey Garden

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | Comments Off on Grow Your Own: The Southern Belle Whiskey Garden

Grow Your Own:  The Southern Belle Whiskey Garden

That’s what I like about the south!  Whiskey, that is.  It was an interesting challenge to work with the people at Log House Plants to put together a collection of plants based around the flavors in whiskey.  My top choices, peaches and cherries, don’t exactly fit in a six-pack at the garden center!  Anyway, Log House is a wholesale nursery, so they’re growing the plants for sale at retail garden centers and gourmet grocery stores on the West Coast.  Look for them in your local indie garden center/grocery store, or order them online from the Territorial Seed Company, who...

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Grow Your Own: The Old Tom Gin Collection

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | Comments Off on Grow Your Own: The Old Tom Gin Collection

Grow Your Own:  The Old Tom Gin Collection

My cocktail-loving friends at Log House Plants have put together a collection of plants based around the flavors in gin. They’re a wholesale nursery, so they’re growing the plants for sale at retail garden centers and gourmet grocery stores on the West Coast.  Look for them in your local indie garden center/grocery store, or order them online from the Territorial Seed Company, who has joined in this effort and put together a great collection of cocktail-friendly plants and seeds.   Here’s what’s in our Old Tom Gin Garden collection:   Cucumber Mexican Sour...

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Herbalicious

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Botany, Featured, Recipes | Comments Off on Herbalicious

Herbalicious

It is with great excitement that I report to you on the arrival of a new gin, a gin that cannot even properly be called gin because its predominant flavor is not juniper but—are you ready?  Sage. That’s right.  Sage.  It comes from the same clever people at Art in the Age who brought us Root, a liqueur inspired by traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes for root beer and birch bark beer.  They also make a ginger liqueur called Snap, and a rhubarb concoction called Rhubarb Tea, made in honor of early American botanist and friend of the founding fathers John Bartram. Intriguing, right? ...

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Election Night Cocktails

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 in Drink This | Comments Off on Election Night Cocktails

Election Night Cocktails

So I’m planning my election night victory party, and the first question, of course, is what to drink.  The first thing I’m doing is to abandon the whole red state/blue state thing–there are far too many fine red cocktails, and practically no good blue ones–and besides, if Wikipedia is to be believed, the current red/blue distinction has no basis in history prior to the 2000 election.  So let’s scrap that and look for cocktails with election night-themed names instead. If you’re planning to cheer your guy on to victory, you’ll definitely want to make...

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Grow Your Own: Black Currants and More Great Stuff

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | Comments Off on Grow Your Own: Black Currants and More Great Stuff

Grow Your Own: Black Currants and More Great Stuff

Over the last few weeks I’ve been posting about the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection from the Territorial Seed Company and Log House Plants, a wholesaler grower supplying the collection to garden centers on the West Coast.  We’ve covered a lot of ground–you can see all the posts here–but here are a few more worthy cocktail garden plants I wanted to mention. And if you’d like to know more about growing or drinking a particular plant, use the search box or check the tag cloud on the right side of this page and in the footer.  For instance, rhubarb is here,...

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