Garden to Glass book cover, and Nashville bartender/bar owner Mike Wolf in the bar

‘Garden to Glass’ author Mike Wolf (right)

A New Cocktail Book for Gardeners—and a Margarita Recipe for Friends

Featured in Flower‘s collection of 2019 Books for Giving, Garden to Glass: Grow Your Drinks From the Ground Up by Mike Wolf (Turner Publishing, 2019) is ideal for the person who is equal parts passionate gardener and craft cocktail hobbyist. Wolf, whose tiki bar Chopper was named “Best New Bar” by Nashville Scene, teaches how to make not only cocktails but also homemade tonics, bitters, and elixirs using ingredients harvested from the garden and foraged from the wild.

Wolf’s Day-Off Rita recipe is “one for the bartenders,” and we think it’s perfect for when you’re ready for something other than traditional holiday fare—such as casual gatherings of old friends in town for the holidays.

→Try Wolf’s recipe for a Day-Off Rita

Foodie Trend: Sweet Potato Vines 

Chef Derek Herre Headshot and Sweet Potato Vines

Chef Derek Herre (right)

More than beautiful foliage to cascade over your garden pots, sweet potato vines are hot in farm-to-table dining. Chef Derek Herre talks to Flower about adding them to the fall-winter menu at Rhubarb in Asheville, North Carolina. When cooked correctly, the vines are pleasantly toothsome and just a bit sweet, he says.

→Learn how sweet potato vines landed on the menu at Rhubarb—and Herre’s secret to cooking them


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