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Learn how to make exquisite home-grown cocktails. Lottie Muir is the creator of the Midnight Apothecary pop-up cocktail bar, set in a roof garden in the heart of London, where she also grows many of the ingredients for her mixes. On Saturday nights she sheds her gardening gloves and dons her apron to become the Cocktail Gardener mixologist. Moving from flowerbed to bar, she rustles up seasonal plant-powered cocktails, using infusions and garnishes made with the harvest from her garden, and from foraging trips nearby. Starting with the gardening basics of Growing Your Own Cocktail Cabinet, Lottie explains what botanicals you will need year-round for infusions and garnishes. She then gives options for edible flowers, planting design (including a plan for windowsill planting), and tips on getting the best from your growing space. There are also foraging tips if you want to venture further than your backyard. The Cocktails section includes an introduction to basic equipment and techniques, as well as explaining how to make and use infusions and syrups, and offering suggestions for garnishes. The Recipes section includes over 100 recipes for infusions, syrups, aperitifs, bitters, and flavored liqueurs, as well as Garden Cocktails, Foraged Cocktails, and Mocktails and Restorative Cocktails. With delicious drinks such as the Gorgeous Gorse Collins, Wild Cherry Rye Manhattan, and a Lavender-infused Limoncello with strawberries and cream float, you will appreciate the flavors of the garden and the wild, with the kick of a cocktail.