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Cocktails With "The Drunken Botanist"

When you peruse the shelves at your local liquor store you probably don't think much about plants. Author and gardener Amy Stewart does, and can link each spirit you'd find there back to its genus, origin and history in drink. We talk to Stewart and D.C. bartender Owen Thomson about the botanical elements in some favorite cocktails, obvious and unexpected alike.

Amy Stewart's Cocktail Garden

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Excerpted from "The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks" by Amy Stewart. Copyright © 2013 by Amy Stewart. With permission of Algonquin Books.

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The Life And Legacy Of Justice Scalia -- And The Future Makeup Of The Supreme Court

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