131 Photos - Sep 5, 2012
Photo: Illustrative plan of Amy Stewart's cocktail garden.  Garden design and illustration by Susan Morrison of Creative Exteriors Landscape Design. 
http://www.celandscapedesign.com/index.htmlPhoto: Illustrative overview plan of Amy Stewart's cocktail garden.  Garden design and illustration by Susan Morrison of Creative Exteriors Landscape Design. 
http://www.celandscapedesign.com/index.htmlPhoto: On left: parts of an old copper stillPhoto: On the right: existing fuschia and rhododendron. Little area for seating on right just inside gate.  (better seating to come!)Photo: Thai purple basilPhoto: 'Redventure' celeryPhoto: Much of the garden is only 7 feet wide.Photo: Very excited about these miniature gherkin cucumbers for garnishes!Photo: More of the inspiration for the color scheme of this garden--from these bottles of violet liqueur.Photo: The colors for the garden were inspired by these bottles. Burgundy, blue, purple, with some lighter gold/yellow and blue tones...Photo: On kitchen porch--more and better seating to come!Photo: The fuschia produces edible fruit--another inspiration for the colors in the garden....Photo: In the sun!Photo: Golden hops vine getting started above the back gate.  (Front gate has jasmine.)Photo: Lemongrass, miniature gherkin cucumbers, and, in back, a sloe berry I am daring to grow in a pot.  Old wooden windows hang on the fence--I'm planning a bit of art for them!Photo: In sunlightPhoto: Triangular Triolife planter next to the bar--a nice compact planter for herbs.Photo: Pineapple sage in a fancy little blue planter--I used lots of Victorian trim to dress up ordinary planter boxes.Photo: Vertical strawberry planters with nasturiums planted in top.  This is a fancier version of a "pallet garden"--I've just added trim to dress it up, and some bits of Victorian gingerbread on top from an antiques salvage place.Photo: Planter box with edible flowers for infusions and garnishes--scented geranium, lavender, rugosa rose (rose hip liqueur)! and below, some golden oreganoPhoto: Another planter box with herbs for garnish, infusions--sage, rosemary, curry, tarragon, oregano, fennelPhoto: Black currant (cassis!) and elderberry are in this narrow strip--I plan to tie them to keep them upright.Photo: Next to the hops, along back gate, another patio-sized blueberry starting, and a scented geranium.Photo: In the corner behind the bar:  Black Lace elderberry, rhubarb.  On the fence, jasmine.Photo: More old pressed tin from ceiling tiles.  Shelves work for storage, plants, or serve-yourself party supplies.Photo: Entering through the front gate.  Jasmine-covered arbor.Photo: Coming in from back gate (hops vine growing over arbor)Photo: A vertical strawberry planters made from an old wooden medicine cabinet.Photo: Calendula for garnish, syrups, infusions.Photo: Glorious rhubarb!  Simple syrup, bitters, liqueurs....Photo: Storage underneath the bar.Photo: Black pansies for garnish.Photo: Another look toward the back gate. On right: peppers, celery, basil, strawberries, calendual, cucumber, lemongrass....Photo: The colors of this blueberry are really what this garden is all about.Photo: Another view looking back.Photo: Indigo Rose tomato.Photo: 'Black Lace' elderberryPhoto: more pressed tin from old ceilingsPhoto: Strawberry vertical planter with nasturtiams growing from the top.Photo: Pineapple sagePhoto: Planter boxes of cocktail-friendly plants, including shiso, rosemary, thyme, and lavenderPhoto: These shelves hold tools, fertilizers, and flower pots, but can be quickly cleared off for drinks and serving trays at partiesPhoto: Triolife planter filled with cilantro, basil, mint, and edible flowers.  Placed on a table for easy access at parties.Photo: Thyme-Cucumber-Gin cocktail, p. 348 of The Drunken BotanistPhoto: An assortment of garden-fresh fruit and herbs that can be used as cocktail ingredients.  See Garden Cocktails, p. 348 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: The Frézier Affair cocktail, found on p. 351 of The Drunken BotanistPhoto: Blushing Mary cocktail, found on p. 354 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: The Farmers Market Cocktail:  Vodka, cucumbers, celery, cilantro, peppers, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, tonic water.  See "Blushing Mary" cocktail, p. 354 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: The Farmers Market Cocktail:  Vodka, cucumbers, celery, cilantro, peppers, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, tonic water.  See "Blushing Mary" cocktail, p. 354 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: The Frank Meyer Expedition, p. 297 of The Drunken BotanistPhoto: The Aviation cocktail, p. 226 of The Drunken BotanistPhoto: Royal Tannenbaum cocktail, p. 251 of The Drunken BotanistPhoto: Amy's chicken Bess is after the peach, not the bourbon, in this peach julep.Photo: The Herbarium Cocktail:  Gin, St-Germain, cucumber, basil, lemon juice, club sodaPhoto: Lemongrass Mojito:  White rum, lemongrass simple syrup, lime juice, 'Mojito' mint, club soda.Photo: Chamomile Honey Hot Toddy:  Whiskey, chamomile honey simple syrup, hot water, lemon with cloves.Photo: Classic Mint Julep:  Bourbon, superfine sugar, 'Kentucky Colonel' mint, crushed ice. See p. 326 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: The Champagne Mojito Cocktail: Rum, simple syrup, lime juice, 'Mojito' mint, fresh berries, sparkling wine. See p. 104 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: The Berry Patch:  Rum, lime juice, simple syrup, berries, 'Mojito' mint.Photo: The Berry Patch:  Rum, lime juice, simple syrup, berries, 'Mojito' mint.Photo: Agave y Sandia:  Tequila, Combier, watermelon, lime juice, rosemary, fresh peppers.Photo: Tequila Honey cocktail:  Reposado tequila, sage-honey syrup, lemon juice, sage leaf.Photo: The Lavendula intoxicatea cocktail:  Gin, DRY lavender soda, Scrappy's Lavender Bitters, lemon juice, lavender sprig.Photo: The Agave Pina Cocktail: Tequila, pineapple juice, agave nectar, fresh jalapeno, sage, lime juice, club sodaPhoto: The Herbarium Cocktail:  Gin, St-Germain, cucumber, basil, lemon juice, club sodaPhoto: Grapefruit-Thyme cooler cocktail:  Gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, thyme simple syrup, lemon thyme, club sodaPhoto: The Mamani Gin & Tonic Cocktail:  Gin, tonic, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, cucumber, celery, tomato. See p. 238 of The Drunken Botanist.Photo: Sloe Gin Fizz:  Sloe gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh egg white, club soda.  See Drunken Botanist p. 283Photo: Rhubarb and Rye cocktail: Rye whiskey, rhubarb simple syrup, lemon juice, sweet vermouth, garnished with candied rhubarb stalk.Photo: La Vie en Elderflower cocktail: Dry rose wine, St-Germain elderlfower liqueur, club soda, rasberries.Photo: Blueberry Smash cocktail:  vodka, blueberries, spearmint, lime juice, simple syrup, sparkling wine or club sodaPhoto: Kir:  Cassis, dry white wine.  See Drunken Botanist, p. 267Photo: BoragePhoto: CalendulaPhoto: Thai basil.  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Redventure celery.  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Scented Geranium Attar of Rose.  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Rosemary 'Arp'  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Lemongrass Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Cherry Pick pepper  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Borage  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Lemon cucumber  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Golden variegated thyme Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: German chamomile   Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Grosso lavender  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: French Tarragon.  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Margarita Mint. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Angelica.  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: German chamomile. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: ShisoPhoto: ThymePhoto: Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumber. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: SagePhoto: Winter savoryPhoto: OreganoPhoto: RosemaryPhoto: AngelicaPhoto: PepperPhoto: Scented geraniumPhoto: Scented geraniumPhoto: Kentucky Colonel Mint. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Pomegranates for homemade grenadine (p. 338 of The Drunken Botanist)Photo: 'Mojito' mint, the perfect spearmint for mojitos.  An authentic Cuban variety.Photo: Lemon Verbena. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Golden Alexandria alpine strawberry.  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Compact Basil Genovese. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Agastache Golden Jubilee. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Lemongrass. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Angelica Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Lemon cucumber Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Red Currant tomato. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Peguis jalapeno  Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Lavender. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: English Thyme. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Cilantro Slow Bolting. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Orange Bergamot Mint. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Mojito Mint. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: LemongrassPhoto: AgastachePhoto: Growers Friend Sage. Photo credit Log House PlantsPhoto: Peach Old-Fashioned:  Grilled peach, bourbon, tarragon or thyme simple syrup, Angostura bittersPhoto: Farmers Market Vodka Garden plant label from the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection developed by Log House PlantsPhoto: Drunken Botanist Plant Collection label from the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection developed by Log House PlantsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Old Havana Rum Garden plant label from the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection developed by Log House PlantsPhoto: