This is such a cool book, I love it! Flipping through the drinks in this book, it's hard to decide what to make first. My favorite part is the variety of non-alcoholic drinks from refreshing lemonades and spritzers to satisfying flavored coffees and shakes. These handcrafted beverages are taken to a new level in this beautifully photographed collection of recipes.
Over 100 recipes for soft and hard drinks—including natural sodas, fruit nectars, tisanes, shrubs, kombucha, bitters, liqueurs, wines, infused liquors, party punches, and more—from the author of Handmade Gatherings.
From homemade root beer to hard cider, fresh-squeezed ginger lemonade to handcrafted Irish cream, do-it-yourself beverages are gaining interest and intrigue across the culinary spectrum. Professional mixologists and amateur home cooks alike are looking for beverages to inspire and satisfy, sourced from a variety of natural and seasonal ingredients. Quench offers the solution, covering the entire beverage range with hot, cold, fermented, infused, and cured offerings. There's something here for every palate, occasion, and need. Quench promises to help you pour a glass of whatever it is you're thirsting for.
About the Author
ASHLEY ENGLISH has degrees in holistic nutrition and sociology. She has worked over the years with a number of nonprofit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues, is a member of Slow Food USA, and writes a regular column for the popular blog Design*Sponge, as well as a column for the quarterly publication Taproot. She is the author of four books in The Homemade Living series (Canning & Preserving, Keeping Chickens, Keeping Bees, and Home Dairy), A Year of Pies, and Handmade Gatherings. Ashley and her family live in Candler, North Carolina, where they are converting their land into a thriving homestead.
“English's (Handmade Gatherings) latest is a gorgeous and thirst-inducing book. VERDICT: Enticing recipes threaded with the author's engaging stories make this a homespun modern classic.”—Library Journal, starred review
“Ashley English has done it again! From DIY Cola to Rose and Cardamom Soda, Throat Soother Tea, and Hard Cider, Ashley's recipes offer a level of detail and expertise that are hard to come by. Quench is an inspired and inspiring collection of recipes that I can't wait to make.”—Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey and A Homemade Life
“Thanks to Ashley English and her new book, beverages will never again be an afterthought. Quench is bursting with homemade sips (soft, hard, and in-between) that are certain to soothe the throat, slake a thirst, and stir one’s spirit.”—Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars