Wild Drinks & Cocktails (Paperback)
Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home
Fair Winds Press, 9781592337071, 192pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2015
Create your own handcrafted drinks and cocktails using local, fresh, or foraged ingredients.
Tired of boring, artificial, too-sweet drinks? Go wild! It's time to embrace drinks featuring local, fresh, or foraged ingredients. It's easy with Wild Drinks & Cocktails.
Using ingredients you can find in your own backyard, farm, or local market, you can create artisan drinks that will leave you feeling refreshed and even revitalized. Learn useful fermentation techniques to make your own kefi,and homemade soda. Brew your own teas, mix your own squashes, shrubs, switchels, tonics, and infusions. You can even use the recipes to create powerful and healthful craft cocktails.
Craft drink expert Emily Han creates unique flavors in the 100 drink recipes, each with powerful health benefits, along with a sentimental nod to drinks of another era. Wild Drinks & Cocktails teaches you the techniques you need to know to handcraft your own infused waters, syrups, vinegar drinks, spirits, wines, and sodas.
Join the drink renaissance with Wild Drinks & Cocktails.
"Emily Han's carefully crafted book, Wild Drinks & Cocktails dispels the common wisdom of great drinks are only to be built by professionals. These simple cocktails are not short of brilliant- from locally-gathered ingredients constructed with our own, very capable hands, no pro's needed!" - Warren Bobrow, author of Apothecary Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails, and Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails
About the Author
Emily Han is a Los Angeles-based forager, wildcrafter, drink maker, and history lover on a mission to bridge modern-day herbalism and beverages. She is an expert in food preservation and apprenticed with the acclaimed cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello. She blogs at EmilyHan.com and is the founder of LA Food Swap and co-founder of Food Swap Network. She was a longtime contributor at The Kitchn and she has been interviewed by New York Times, Sunset Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Yoga International, and Urban Farm, among others.
Praise For Wild Drinks & Cocktails: Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home…
"Emily Han brings a wealth of knowledge on foraging and fermentation to Wild Drinks and Cocktails with inventive and vibrant, but easy to prepare, recipes for traditional oxymels, shrubs and homemade sodas. Wild Drinks and Cocktails is both unique and approachable." - Jennifer McGruther, Nourished Kitchen
"Emily offers readers an accessible and beautiful volume packed with years of dedicated research, hands-on experience and teaching the art of crafting with wild and cultivated plants. This book will surely be a go-to for gardeners, beginning wildcrafters, herbalists and all people who enjoy capturing the bounty of nature in unique beverages to sip and share." - Kate Payne, The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking & The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen
"Expert forager and wildcrafter Emily Han has crafted a collection of recipes that transforms backyard weeds, feral fruit, and even the nuts from your neighbor's tree into an array of infusions, decoctions, and liqueurs that are useful, nourishing, and delicious. Truly, this magical book will forever alter the way you interact with the natural world that is all around you." Marisa McClellan, Food in Jars
"An excellent companion volume to Ashley English's Quench, this beautifully photographed work will be a boon to both imbibers and teetotalers with adventurous palates and an interest in unusual ingredients." - Library Journal