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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
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2015 by Fair Winds Press
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Alicia Bayer
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the library and liked it enough to order a copy of my own. There are some drawbacks to it -- mainly from a foraging standpoint -- but enough helpful recipes that I want a copy for my kitchen counter.

This book is kind of the opposite of Pascal Baudar's wild booze book. His uses almost exclusively foraged ingredients and is very experimental (try doing this and that and here's the basic idea). This one has many ingredients you'll need to buy and is rather fiddly. There tend to
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Diana
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun, informative book of interesting and doable recipes for potions to drink on their own, brighten up cocktails or treat what ails you. Each recipe includes a short description with historical facts and uses for the handcrafted beverage. The recipes include possible variation and wildcrafting tips if necessary.

Recipes I'm planning to try include Rose water, Pine Syrup, Elderflower Cordial, Sage Oxemel, Fire Cider (sounds intriguing, doesn't it,) crème de Mûre, Eau de Mélisse des Carmen and
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Aja Marsh
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
some really fun and interesting recipes-- especially the liqueurs and other infusions. lots to try!
William Frost
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to try this

I love homemade things, and I can't wait to try making my own liqueurs. Easy to follow instructions, good background d info
Tina Sams
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lots of great ideas. I never follow recipes exactly, so I love a book that leads my imagination all over and into new turf.
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A wonderful variety of drinks and techniques -- but little guidance as to where to get difficult-to-obtain ingredients or suggestions for how to use these unusual drinks.
Carol Tietsworth
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, I made notes for a time when the world isn't covered in snow, as it is now.
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Emily Han empowers people to cultivate a mindful relationship with nature and nourishment. As a recipe developer, educator, herbalist, and writer, she focuses on topics such as handmade food and drinks, foraging and wildcrafting, and herbs and spices.

In addition to apprenticeships in herbalism and cocktail crafting, Emily studied art history at Hampshire College, library and information science
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