Flowers, with a Twist
Alyson's passion for cocktails led to her first book,
It's the flower lover's favorite book with a fresh take on traditional mixology, infusing the taste of over 60 different edible flowers with history and folklore. Globe Pequot, 2023.
COFFEE & TEA
CORDIALS, LIQUEURS, SYRUPS & SHRUBS
63 cocktail and mocktail recipes, each with uniquely different edible flowers.
Over 100 additional recipes for crafting unique drinks from your homemade edible flower pantry.
Little notes of floral history and folklore and information about how to use them in a cocktail.
Recipes to create Base Spirit Infusions, Cordials, Shrubs, Simple Syrups, Infused Salts, Bitters and more.
Tips on building your home bar and sourcing edible flowers.
Inspiration to celebrate flowers beyond the vase.
Dianthus Clove Shrub
Hawthorn Rose Cordial
Pansy Sugar Cubes
Spiced Calendula Simple Syrup
Osmanthus Sweet Vermouth
"These recipes are rich, layered, well-thought-out, and span the gamut of delicate and floral to earthy and bitter to vibrant and spicy."
Genevieve Brazelton, founder of The Bitter Housewife
“Alyson's passion for cocktails and edible flowers is evident on every page of this book — which is a must-have for any flower lover!”
Chelsea Fuss, author of Field, Flower, Vase
"For fans of flowers and folklore or just a great drink, this book deserves a space on your bar cart."
Laurel Ludwicki, founder of Kalmia Flower Farm
“Botanicals and other treats from the garden, broken down and simplified, to make a great cocktail from the bounty of flowers right outside my front door.”
Jeffrey Morgenthaler, author of Drinking Distilled