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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More