Recipe Features

Discover new and exciting recipes to make with foraged flavours.

Ham Hock, Hash browns, Quince, Scots Lovage

A New Year's Menu

The Scots call New Year's Eve Hogmanay. It involves the best…
3 minute read

Summer Outdoor Terraces

As the summer heats up and venues reopen, you might be wondering…
11 minute read
Kohlrabi plant

Pickled Kohlrabi

12 minute read
B and Ts

No perfect serve?

Walk into any bar, in any part of the world, and you’ll be…
13 minute read
foraged cocktail with oxalis

Cocktail Oxalis pes-caprae

Commonly known in South Africa as wild sorrel, suurangs or soursucks,…
12 minute read
Yao Lu

From China to Islay

The Botanist Gin launched in China in October last year. We were thrilled to have a group of elite bartenders and opinion-formers and our brand ambassador Perry Zhou with us on Islay last week
13 minute read

Sloe Vermouth Recipe

This Sloe Vermouth is a fresh take on how to make the most of your leftover hedgerow sloeberries this winter
12 minute read

Foraged Vermouth

A good gin partnered by a fine vermouth is a wonderful thing. Here's some tips on how to craft bespoke vermouths with bitter, aromatic wild plants.
13 minute read
West Coast wild flavors - Wild herbs, veg, spice, seaweeds and edible flowers

West Coast flavours

I've just spent a magical 10 days camping, foraging and cooking on the beach along west coast of South Africa at a beautiful wild spot called Elands Bay
12 minute read
Foraging with Ellen Zachos

Ume No Hana - Ellen Zachos

Ellen Zachos, who has worked with us on The Botanist for several years, gives us an interesting recipe using vodka from her book, The Wildcrafted Cocktail
13 minute read
foraged negroni - Limonene

Limonene

Martini, Negroni, the Tom Collins and many of the most popular classic cocktails all contain Limonene - a hydrocarbon in the terpenes group.
14 minute read
Foraged gin 3 minutes

How to make foraged gin in three minutes

One of my favourite things about making foraged gin drinks from locally found ingredients is that you can design drinks that represent a moment in time.
12 minute read
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