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Posted in Make This

In honor of Thanksgiving, a couple of fabulous shrub recipes from this new book on the subject. We’ll be serving them with soda at our bookstore over the holidays, but shrubs are, of course, also a fantastic cocktail ingredient. This time of year, I’d be splashing them into bourbon and […]

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My Tequila Valentine

Posted in Drink This, Recipes

So here’s what you’re gonna do: 1.5 oz good tequila, mezcal, or other agave-based spirit. .25 oz Campari .25 oz sweet vermouth .25 oz dry vermouth Fresh juice of one blood orange (about 2 oz). Shake over ice and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice or ice cubes. […]

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Cocktail Gardening? You’ve Come to the Right Place.

Posted in Featured

I created this website to feature the many plants you might want to grow in your own cocktail garden, along with growing tips and cocktail recipes. Use the search box to search by plant or spirit. Cheers!

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Posted in Events, Featured

Feel free to visit for upcoming events, more books, newsletter, etc.

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Build Your Own Cocktail Garden Collection

Posted in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection, Featured

OK, here’s the deal:  cocktail-friendly plants for your own garden, at your bar or restaurant, or on your farm–we’ve got them.   Wholesale grower Log House Plants, based in Oregon, is supplying the plants to garden centers and other retailers on the West Coast. Meanwhile, I’ve put together several pages of […]

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I’ll Have My Aronia Cocktail Now, Please

Posted in Botany, Plant This

Earlier this year at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show,  I was hanging out with Jessi Bloom of NW Bloom (and author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens) in her exhibit booth. She had brought a selection of edible landscaping plants — reliable, hardworking shrubs, vines, trees and the like that would […]

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