Amy Zavatto, a longtime drinks writer based in NYC, recommends getting your hands dirty in Forager’s Cocktails. Almost pocket-sized, this guide should serve as a directive to explore your surroundings, looking for foods like concord grapes and nettle leaves to spike your drinks. City dwellers take note: Zavatto is living proof that successful foraging can even happen in the wilderness of NYC’s five boroughs. Try the Wilds of Manhattan, her take on the classical drink, made with preserved crab apples.
Reviewed in W&S February 2016.