The-Drunken-Botanist

As humans, we’ve gone to great lengths to get our drink on. Seriously, it’s easy for most of us great grab a couple GnTs and make the night spin, but at some point someone had to actually come up with the idea of creating gin in the first place. The Drunken Botanist explores the roots of your favorite spirits. From the humblest beginnings (corn, sugarcane, etc) came glorious, glorious booze. This book explains the biology, chemistry, history, and mixology behind your liquor. From obscure plants to dangerous ones, it provides you with a bit of knowledge on the ingenuity of alcohol. It’s also packed with fifty drink recipes and tips from gardeners so you can serve up some ridiculousness at your next party.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.