Special Drink Events: A Boozy Tour of the Botanical Gardens, Whisk(e)y Week at Elixir


Author Amy Stewart, at the bar of course. Photo from Facebook.

One author has taken the meaning of botanicals in alcohol to a new level: Amy Stewart’s book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, is all about the plant origins of everyone’s favorite adult beverages. On Thursday October 3rd, join Stewart for a tour, talk, and reading from the book at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park—cocktails included. During the tour, she’ll take you through the gardens, with a cocktail, of course, pointing out the various specimens that are used in drinks. The tour runs from 6pm-7pm, and the talk runs from 7pm-9pm. Tickets to the talk cost $40 per person ($35 for Conservatory members), tickets for the tour are $100 ($75 for members), and include the talk. 100 John F. Kennedy Dr. at Conservatory Dr., 415-831-2090.

The week of September 23rd-27th, head to ~ELIXIR~ for Whisk(e)y Week 2013, with various tasting, distillers, and whiskey aficionados all in one place. The full schedule of events is right here. Also check out a special tasting with Four Roses bourbon on Friday September 27th from 12pm-2pm; tickets are $45. 3200 16th St. at Guerrero, 415-552-1633.