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December Meeting - The Drunken Botanist

  • Mon, December 09, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds


  • Pay at meeting check-in

Amy Stewart
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks


Amy Stewart Returns!

Always popular, author Amy Stewart, talks about her latest book The Drunken Botanist, a spirited look at plants turned into alcohol.

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the pleasures and perils of the natural world, including four New York Times bestsellers, The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential

Learn about the nationwide resurgence in using fruits, roots, stems, leaves and seeds to make tinctures and bitters, sangrias and herbal concoctions of all varieties, and chart your own course for becoming a mad botanical scientist behind the bar!

The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin Books, 2013):

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology–with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners–will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

Check out these botanical 
drink recipes created by Amy, to get in the mood for this very special evening. Don’t miss this chance to meet one of our favorite authors and botanists!

The presentation starts at 6:45

Members free 
Guests $15
Parking free for everyone
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