We go to immense efforts to create alcohol and The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart looks to highlight all of the unseen processes behind the intoxicating stuff we can't get enough of. The book takes a more upstream approach to alcohol and asks the right questions regarding how we started making the stuff and what we use to make it.
Alcoholic beverages can be traced back to ancient Egypt, so it's a delight to have such a comprehensive piece of literature that will help us understand the mystery behind them. Not only does The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart make a great read, it's perfect for placing on a coffee table or at-home bar. There are even a slew of delicious cocktail recipes, so you can indulge after your history lesson.