If you follow our blog you are most probably a fan of wild ingredients. If you like a tipple too, we have found the perfect book!
From simple recipes for cordials and syrups to the fermentation of beers and wines Emily Han’s ‘Wild drinks and cocktails’ looks at a wide range of techniques that will have you creating wonderfully wild drinks in no time.
What we love about this book is that it is written with an obvious depth of research and knowledge. Emily’s love of wild ingredients and wild places emanates from every page and her instructional chapter on sensitive and sustainable foraging is straight from her heart and very close to ours.
As for the recipes; well there a few old favourites like Elderflower cordial and nettle beer, but beyond that there is a whole array of exciting new ideas! How about ‘Apricot and Meadowsweet liqueur’ or ‘Rhubarb and Rose sour’ cocktails.
We are going out this morning to get some Hawthorn berries and the last fragrant Rose in the garden to make ‘Hawthorn and Rose Elixir’. We at Taste the wild are inspired by Han’s book and we are sure you will be too.
The book is written in America so some of the resources listed are not particularly relevant to UK readers and some of the terminology is a little odd.
This does not take away from the fact that this is one of the best books about wild ingredients and foraging that we have seen in a long time!
A perfect Christmas gift for a Foraging friend (or just buy it for yourself), it is available online here http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781592337071/Wild-Drinks-Cocktails.html?direct=1