Book Giveaway: The Drunken Botanist


The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this fascinating book for one of our  subscribers (either those that imbibe or are just curious about imbibing)!

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Ms. Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

Win this intoxicating book and learn new things!  Here’s how:

1. Be a subscriber of Cookus Interruptus Not a subscriber yet? Type your email address in the subscribe box right up there on the upper right corner of the whole website.  I check and reject any winner that’s not one of our subscribers.

2. Be a friend on Cookus Interruptus facebook. Not our facebook friend? Easy. Go to the Cookus Facebook page and click the thumbs up “like”.

3.  What’s your favorite cocktail that utilizes fresh herbs or vegetables? Gotta be a mojito for me. Not too original, but I’m a little wimpy in the boozing department. )  : Okay.  YOUR TURN.   Type your answer as a comment to this post.

4. Contest ends at 5 pm on May 1 . PLEASE check your email on May 2. The junk mail folder and everything.  We’ve been having some trouble with lost emails to winners. The winners will be chosen by If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).


24 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: The Drunken Botanist

  1. Looks like the perfect spring read so one has lots of ideas for summer entertaining. Or so one can simply entertain themselves!

  2. Sloe gin and tonic or Elderberry tequila sunrise. I make my own sloe gin and elderberry cordial especially!

  3. A virgin elderberry spritzer floats my boat and I imagine a shot of vodka would spike it up a bit too. Maybe instead of syrup I should try fermenting the next batch of elderberries……

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