Drunken Botanist Pacific Northwest Tour Dates, And a Rum Cocktail for You!

Drunken Botanist Pacific Northwest Tour Dates, And a Rum Cocktail for You!

If you’re in Portland, Seattle, or Bellingham, I’d love to see you this week. All the tour dates are online here, but this week’s stops include:   March 27 2013 07:30 PM — Powell’s (Burnside location), Portland, OR With a special appearance by House Spirits Distillery‘s Christian Krogstad, who will talk about the botanical nature of his delightful Aviation Gin, and a selection of cocktail-friendly plants...

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Drunken Botanist West Coast Tour Dates, Plus – Vodka Week!

Drunken Botanist West Coast Tour Dates, Plus – Vodka Week!

Vodka week? Isn’t every week vodka week? Yeah, well. I’m still hanging out on the West Coast, so if you’re in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll drop by. Complete list of tour dates can be found here, and please do check with the venue before heading out in case of last-minute changes.   March 21 2013 07:30 PM — Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA March 22 2013 07:00 PM — Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA March...

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Drunken Botanist California Tour Dates, Plus Your Weekly Cocktail

Drunken Botanist California Tour Dates, Plus Your Weekly Cocktail

Okay, folks! Your devoted correspondent is on a book tour for the next couple of months. I’d love to stay and chat, but instead I’m going to furnish you with a list of tour dates and ask you to come out and fill a seat, badger your friends into filling seats, pester your neighbors, and so on. And if you’re not in the neighborhood, well, I’ve got a drink and some drink-ish, garden-ish, stuff for you. First, the coming...

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The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection

The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection

Okay, it’s the middle of winter, but we can dream, right?  This year, the nice people at Territorial Seeds and Log House Plants asked me to pick out a few of my favorite cocktail-friendly plants.  We got a little carried away, and the result is the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection.  We gathered up all the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables that a mixologist’s garden would require. I’ll be posting recipes, videos, photos,...

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Psssst! Available for Pre-Order!

  Hey, guess what?  The Drunken Botanist is officially available for pre-order.  Here are a bunch of ways you can do it: Ask your local independent bookstore to order a copy for you. Pre-order at Barnes & Noble. Pre-order at Amazon. Stop by this page in February and pre-order a signed copy from me. (Sorry, we can’t take pre-orders for signed copies this far in advance, but we’ll be up and running in...

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Drunken Botanist: The Website

It'll be at least a year-possibly more–before my new book is actually printed and in my hands.  But it's never too soon for a website, right?  So here it is:  TheDrunkenBotanist.com, named after my forthcoming book of the same title, which is due out in 2013, probably in spring. I do hope you'll bookmark the site, subscribe to the RSS feed, give it a link-back now and then, etc.  And if you've...

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Do You Deserve a Toddy?

Here's the latest in a series of columns I'm writing for the North Coast Journal. The column is called The Drunken Botanist; my book of the same title will be out next year. A friend of mine has been on a grueling book tour to promote her new novel. One night in early December, after she’d been on the road for weeks, she posted a note on Facebook that she’d developed a scratchy throat on the road and had done the only sensible...

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Have Yourself a Boozy Little Christmas

This is another in a series of columns for the North Coast Journal called The Drunken Botanist. Book by the same title coming in 2013.   Several years ago, at a family Christmas gathering in Sacramento, my brother-in-law served the pie and asked if anybody would like a drink to go with it. There was a pot of decaf going in the kitchen, so I asked him for a coffee with Bailey’s. He gave me an odd look.  “Are you sure?” Was I...

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The Drunken Botanist: Apple Season

Here's another in my ongoing series of "Drunken Botanist" cocktail articles for the North Coast Journal, loosely based on my forthcoming book of the same name. Forgive the Humboldt references, which are, of course, of interest only to people in Humboldt. Seems like everyone in these parts has an opinion about what Humboldt needs to make it truly great.  A railroad.  A trail around the bay.  A general plan. ...

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