The Wildcrafted Cocktail with Ellen Zachos
Have a Drink on the Wild Side! Join us as we sample cocktails made with foraged ingredients with author Ellen Zachos!
You love a good cocktail, and you relish the hunt for seasonal, foraged foods. Combine your passions, shake, garnish, and enjoy.
Start with more than 50 recipes for bitters, garnishes, syrups, infusions, and juices using plants readily found in backyards, farmers' markets, and along roadside fields. Bottle up the goodness of fresh berries, fruit, flowers, leaves, roots, and seeds; then delight in their flavors all year by incorporating your wildcrafted components into 45 surprising and delicious cocktails.
Praise for The Wildcrafted Cocktail:
"Ellen is a pioneer with a flair for combining the right foraged ingredients with the best spirits. The result is a balanced and delicious foraged cocktail every time!"
-- Judd Zusel, vice president of marketing at Remy Cointreau USA
"Wow! A plethora of new ingredients to incorporate into our tipples. From silverberries to sumac, Ellen shows us how to collect these wonderful things and turn them into delicious libations."
-- Tony Abou-Ganim, author of The Modern Mixologist
"Combining plant knowledge with culinary skills, Ellen creates marvelous drinks fit for the finest table or a crackling campfire."
-- Sam Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest and Nature's Garden
"A wonderful book! Easy-to-follow recipes and techniques will elevate your mixology, while insights into plant flavors will help you create unique cocktails that incorporate your own local and wild terroir."
-- Pascal Bauder, author of The New Wildcrafted Cuisine
Ellen Zachos teaches foraged mixology workshops to bartenders in partnership with Remy Cointreau USA, and is a regular contributor to several Ediblemagazines. A longtime instructor at the New York Botanic Garden, Zachos is the author of six books, including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging. She shares wild, seasonal recipes at backyardforager.com.