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


[USA] Amy Stewart, translated by Liu Su, 2017, Beijing: The Commercial Press. 
In this book Amy Stewart investigated many flowers,herbs, trees, fruits and fungi that can make people dizzy. For thousands of years, using their wisdom and passion, humans have turned these plants into alcohol. Among all the fermented and distilled known or unknown plants, some are dangerous, while some are very strange.There is also one as old as the dinosaurs. But each plant has made unique cultural contribution to the global drinking tradition and human history. This fascinating book integrates biology, chemistry, history, etymology and mixology, including more than 50 wine formulas and gardening tricks for garden lovers. It will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.