**NOTE**This event is in conjunction with Longue Vue House and Garden. The event will not take place in City Park, but at Longue Vue.
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Tasting in the gardens of Longue Vue House and Gardens
7:15 p.m. Lecture by Amy Stewart located in the Playhouse of Longue Vue House and Gardens
8:00 p.m. Book signing Amy Stewart is the author of the runaway hits “Wicked Plants”, “Flower Confidential” and now “The Drunken Botanist”.
Her presentation is called: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
Join Amy Stewart at Longue Vue for an exploration of the dizzying array of plants that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol. From the sugar cane that gives us Caribbean rum, to the juniper berries that flavor gin, to the odd and obscure fruits that flavor Italian liqueurs, Amy Stewart takes a most intoxicating perspective on the leaves, bark, seeds, roots, flowers, and fruit imbibed around the world. It's the compelling mixture of history, science, literature and humor that Stewart is known for.
“The Drunken Botanist” and “Wicked Plants” books will be available for purchase, the book signing will be directly after the presentation.