Turns out Martha loves them both. Two of my favorite gardeners-who-drink are featured in Martha Stewart’s March issue: the brilliant Ivette Soler of Germinatrix (also author of a very hot book, The Edible Front Yard), and Marie Viljoen of 66 Square Feet, the Manhattan garden blog through which I live out my New York fantasies. New to me in this issue are Lee Clippard and John Stott of The Grackle.
They all offer up their garden-inspired drinks–serviceberry! Lemon verbena! Heirloom tomatoes! –and by the time the issue hits the stands, I will be ready to plant all of that. Wait–I’ve already got the lemon verbena. Gin? Check. Dry sparkling wine? But of course. That does it–I’m outta here–
While I’m mixing that drink, you can meet all three of them here and read their recipes.
That martini on a pitchfork, by the way, includes a bottle of No.3 London Dry Gin that lasted no time at all in my house, atop an actual hand-forged English gardening tool from Clarington Forge. We aim for authenticity…