Posts made in April, 2012

DIY Chartreuse. Or Something Like That.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in Distilleries, Featured, Make This, Recipes, Travel | 5 comments

The directions from Lyon to the Chartreuse distillery go something like this:  Exit the parking garage while trying to fire up your GPS. As it searches listlessly for a satellite (shouting “Look up!” or pointing it at the sky does not help), drive across the river with the vague feeling that the freeway might be in that direction. Eventually, a crisp Scottish voice will come to life and guide you to Quai Bellevue and from there you will find the ramp to Marseille/Genève/Grenoble/Porta de Croix Luizet/Périphérique Est, the pronounciation of which your Scottish guide will mangle in that...

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Drunken Botanist Gets a Preview at Tales of the Cocktail!

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in Events | 1 comment

The book is done, the copyeditors are having their way with it, and I’m getting a breather–but not for long!  In just a couple months I’ll be back in New Orleans at Tales of the Cocktail, giving a sneak peek at some of the crazier botanical booze stories from the book. Tickets are on sale now–and you can go to just one seminar, or hit as many of them as you want. Here’s what I’ll be talking about. Actually, that’s only the beginning–we’ll get to many more plants in addition to those. Very happy to be working with the brilliant Eric Seed...

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