The Cocktail Garden – Botanical Cocktails for Every Season »

With gorgeous illustrations by Adriana Picker and recipes by Ed Loveday

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<i>The Cocktail Garden</i> by Adriana Picker

The Cocktail Garden by Adriana Picker [©Hardie-Grant]


Dazzle your party guests with cocktails from this gorgeous little cocktail recipe book! The Cocktail Garden offers delectable drink recipes focussed around the flavours of seasonal produce. Fragrant blossoms, fruits, herbs and vegetables all add complexity and a very special touch to your favourite cocktail.

Cocktail master Ed Loveday has created a wonderful collection of creations spiked with seasonal flavours found in the garden. They are coupled with the most beautiful and intricate illustrations by internationally acclaimed illustrator Adriana Picker.

You’ll find an amazing array of ideas from using raspberries and rich figs to citrus and white peaches plus infusions using a riot of herbs including basil and thyme, sage and lavender.

There are more than 80 recipes for absolutely delicious beverages that will delight at every time of year. For long hot summer afternoons spent among flowers in the garden find out how to create a berry filled cobbler, or a wine spritzer recipe for those warm breezy evenings on the back deck.

For autumn evenings, how about a fig and thyme cooler under falling leaves, or champagne cocktails for celebrations under the apple tree?

Try a pomegranate highball by a winter bonfire or a nightcap by the fireside, and how about a honeydew-studded fix at springtime or fruity punches for that garden party gathering with style?!

No matter what your occasion from drinks with the girls to a full-on festivity, The Cocktail Garden can’t fail to inspire you to get mixing.

About the authors

Adriana Picker is a Sydney-based commercial illustrator, working across the publishing, motion picture and advertising industries.

At the heart of Adriana’s work is a lifelong passion for botanical and and food illustration. She has produced a large body of work for a range of clients including Absolut Vodka, Mambo, Catherine Martin Home and Real Living magazine, and is also a regular contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine.

She illustrated chef Peter Gilmore’s cookbook, Organum as well as two colouring books, The Garden of Earthly Delights and Where the Wildflowers Grow.

Adriana has also worked as costume illustrator for feature films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Gods of Egypt (2016) and The Great Gatsby, where her costume illustrations were shown at the 2014 Academy Awards when Costume Designer Catherine Martin won an Oscar.

Ed Loveday is a cocktail master. He has developed award-winning wine and cocktail lists for ACME and Bar Brose in Sydney (the latter being awarded Best Wine List in the 2016 Australian Liquor Industry Awards).

At Bar Brose, he has established a late-night drinking venue known for its French-inspired menu, natural wines, and cocktails made with seasonal produce.

The Cocktail Garden  Botanical cocktails for every season with illustrations by Adriana Picker and recipes by Ed Loveday is published by Hardie Grant Books (Melbourne, Vic; Sept 2017, HB, 176pp RRP A$24.99). Available at good bookshops from 1st September 2017.

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