Ellen Zachos

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Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat and The Wildcrafted Cocktail. She is a regular contributor to several of the Edible magazines, and a Senior Regional Advisor at Garden Compass, a plant identification app. She also works with RemyUSA, teaching foraged mixology workshops across the US for The Botanist Gin. Ellen share recipes and tips about foraging at www.backyardforager.com

Articles by Ellen

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Wildcrafted Cocktails

What do you get when you combine foraged flavors with the craft cocktail movement? A wildcrafted cocktail! There are many ways to get foraged flavors into cocktails, using…

Books by Ellen

Wildcrafted Cocktail Book

The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes; Includes Recipes for 45 One-of-a-Kind Mixed Drinks

Meet the natural lovechild of the popular local-foods movement and craft cocktail scene. It’s here to show you just how easy it is to make delicious, one-of-a-kind mixed drinks with common flowers, berries, roots, and leaves that you can find along roadsides or in your backyard. Foraging expert Ellen Zachos gets the party started with recipes for more than 50 garnishes, syrups, infusions, juices, and bitters, including Quick Pickled Daylily Buds, Rose Hip Syrup, and Chanterelle-infused Rum. You’ll then incorporate your handcrafted components into 45 surprising and delightful cocktails, such as Stinger in the Rye, Don’t Sass Me, and Tree-tini.