Recipe Features

Discover new and exciting recipes to make with foraged flavours.

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
2 minute read
foraged negroni - Limonene


Martini, Negroni, the Tom Collins and many of the most popular classic cocktails all contain Limonene - a hydrocarbon in the terpenes group.
3 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.
< 1 minute read

Wild mint – mentha longifolia

As there are three different types of wild mint in the 22 foraged botanicals found in the The Botanist Gin
< 1 minute read
Slow Survival - Osyris berry infused Botanist Gin cocktail

Osyris compressa

Osyris compressa, a hardy shrub indigenous to South Africa, whose wild, dark purple berries can be gathered almost all year round.
3 minute read
Andy Hamilton - How to make Alexanders bitters

How to make Alexanders bitters -W/ Video

The Romans can't have travelled light as it often seems they bought much of the naturalised flora and fauna to the UK and Alexanders bitters is no exception.
2 minute read
The Botanist Foraged Cocktail Competition - Japan

The Botanist Foraged Cocktail Competition - Japan

The Botanist Japan held its first foraged cocktail competition, comprising a host of bartenders from across Tokyo.
< 1 minute read
graveyard foraged toinic water

Foraged Tonic Water - The Graveyard B&T

Why mix your artisanal, foraged gin with mass-produced tonic water? Make your own tonic water with everyday plants...
2 minute read
Wild hops country

Area Hopping - A tincture of Wild Hops

2 minute read
Iced Tea from Bog Myrtle (Myrica gale)

Carbonated Wild Botanical Iced Tea

The carbonated Iced Tea can be used as a base recipe for making foraged sodas, no matter what the ingredients or season you may be playing with!
< 1 minute read
Water-Pepper Infused Botanist

Water Pepper Infused Botanist

For an unexpected hit of Scottish spice, I was introduced by foraging guru Mark Williams to Water Pepper (Polygonum hydropiper).
< 1 minute read
Wild Dog Rose hip

Rose Hip Syrup

Rose hip is abundant at this time of year. Some books say that they are best left until they have been shrivelled by the first frost of winter, but we have been making delicious syrup on warm September evenings.
2 minute read
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