You've heard of farm to table; now learn how to grow your drinking game from the ground up in Garden to Glass!
Garden to Glass: Grow Your Drinks From the Ground Up, written by expert mixologist, Mike Wolf focuses on the movement and philosophy illustrating how to incorporate the natural world into the drinks we love to make, drink, and share with friends. This book offers readers simple gardening tips and instructions on how to use those plants to make dynamic cocktails and delicious cordials and elixirs. Complete with recipes, striking photography, and detailed illustrations, Garden to Glass is as valuable a resource to bartenders and bar owners as it is to home bar enthusiasts.
In Garden to Glass you will find tips and insights on:
- Preserving ingredients for winter
- Cocktail presentation
- Methods for making syrups, cordials, bitters, and more
- Foraging for ingredients
- Utilizing vegetables to make exciting cocktails
- Resourcing ingredients locally
- How to use smoke and flame to create flavors
- How to make the most of your terroir
- Drink styles from around the world
- And much more!
We are in the heart of the second golden age of the cocktail in America. Now imbibers of all stripes can take the reins themselves and learn how to grow their own herbs and vegetables, harvest herbs to make their own teas and tinctures, and make cordials, bitters, and elixirs of all kinds, all while learning the basics of making drinks at home.
There are cocktail programs in restaurants and bars all over the world that are adapting this local yet worldly approach to cocktails simply by paying more attention to the world around them. Bartenders can now study the micro-climates where their favorite spirits are made, and make use of the botanicals that grow all around them. From the mint in mojitos to the wild botanicals in regional styles of gin, this book will explore the way bartenders, growers and distillers alike are re-shaping the way cocktails are being made, presented and consumed.
About the Author
Mike Wolf opened and established the bar program at Husk in Nashville, Tennessee and spent the next five years developing a hyper-seasonal and dynamic style of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, utilizing on-site gardens, the bounty of Middle Tennessee and a home garden where he grew upwards of 30 different varieties of herbs and vegetables all for the purpose of making cocktails and elixirs. He is co-host of the popular podcast Liquid Gold, and his drinks have been featured in Imbibe Magazine, Local Palette Magazine, the Tennessean, Foodable TV Network and more.