We’ve teamed up with bestselling author Amy Stewart to put together a collection of cocktail-friendly herbs, fruits, vegetables, and flowers, all inspired by her new book, The Drunken Botanist. Who knew that horticulture was such an intoxicating subject?
OLD HAVANA RUM GARDEN
A sturdy tropical grass called sugarcane, carried to the Caribbean on Columbus’ second voyage, helped bring rum to the world. Now we celebrate island life with rum drinks like daiquiris and mojitos. Our collection is infused with the flavor of the tropics, and even features the authentic Cuban mint variety grown in Havana.
SOUTHERN BELLE WHISKEY GARDEN
Whiskey may come from a grain—barley, corn, wheat and rye are distillers’ favorites—but mixologists know that a good whiskey cocktail calls for more than grains. We’ve put together an unusual and inventive collection of herbs to complement your Southern hospitality.
OLD TOM GIN GARDEN
With its blend of juniper, coriander, orange peel, and other spices, gin is the ultimate botanical spirit. Gin’s floral, citrus, and spice notes complement almost everything that grows in the garden.
FARMER’S MARKET VODKA GARDEN
Over the centuries, vodka has been distilled from potatoes, grains, and fruit—anything the farmer had left over at the end of the harvest. And because vodka is a neutral spirit, it can be infused with all the flavors of the farmer’s market.
HEART OF AGAVE TEQUILA GARDEN
Tequila and mezcal come from the unlikeliest of plants: the roasted heart of the agave, a spiky desert plant. Roasting it caramelizes the sugars and results in a rich, smoky spirit.
MIXOLOGIST’S SIMPLE SYRUPS
Gardeners are the ultimate mixologists. Fresh, seasonal herbs can flavor simple syrups and infusions, making your cocktails as unique as your own garden. We’ve put together a collection of herbs that every mixologist gardener should grow.
Looking for inspiration? We’ve collected some of Amy Stewart’s favorite cocktail recipes for you to try. Check back for gardening tips and a complete list of participating retailers.
Nurseries may download our Drunken Botanist order packet (wholesale customers only).