Announcing the launch of my digital book, ‘GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, 1 Part Grow Guides, 1 Part Cocktails & a Dash of Flavour Pairing featuring 50 Botanicals including Australian Natives from The Gourmantic Garden’.

The book was 2 years in the making and it launched on 26th June which is the 14th anniversary of the Gourmantic brand.

Like a classic cocktail, GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN is built around 1 part gardening, 1 part cocktails and a dash of flavour pairing. The book features 50 botanicals including Australian natives grown in The Gourmantic Garden.

Aimed at a new generation of home gardeners and cocktail enthusiasts, the 260+ page digital book is for anyone who wants to grow their own food and transform their produce into delicious drinks. It’s suitable for all garden spaces, from a sunny balcony and a modest courtyard to a large backyard garden. The book is equally suited to beginners as well as those who have experience in gardening and / or mixing drinks and want to step up their gardening or cocktail repertoire.

“This book is a game changer,” says Corinne Mossati. “While most people grow an edible garden to bring food to the table, this book will also have gardeners mixing botanical cocktails at home and drink enthusiasts growing their own cocktail ingredients.”

Featuring over 85 cocktail and prep recipes including syrups, liqueurs, shrubs, oxymels, ferments and tinctures, the book includes 50 full page colour cocktail photos taken throughout the seasons on location in The Gourmantic Garden.

Part 1 introduces the basics of gardening and cocktails from essential tools to terminology and techniques. Part 2 dives into 50 chapters with an A-Z of botanicals including Australian natives with easy-to-follow grow guides, botanical photographs, variations to try and flavour pairings before it all comes together in a glass. The cocktail recipes have all the steps required for the cocktail preparation, including prep recipes for making syrups, shrubs, cordials, infusions, tinctures and more. Part 3 consists of useful appendices with practical resources on how to deal with common garden pests and diseases, DIY organic sprays, unit measure conversion along with digital resources and further reading.

GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN is the first title in the GROW IT EAT IT DRINK IT books and is available now as a digital download in pdf format. Thank you for supporting an independent author.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.