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Handcrafted Beverages To Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion

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.


Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Roost Books (October 21, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611801281
ISBN-13: 978-1611801286
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


About the Author

Ashley English holds degrees in holistic nutrition and sociology. She has worked over the years with a number of nonprofit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues, hosted a bimonthly column for several years in the popular blog Design*Sponge entitled "Small Measures with Ashley", is an ongoing contributor to the quarterly publication "Taproot," and regularly contributes to a number of regional publications in her area. She is the author of all four books in the "Homemade Living" Series (Canning & Preserving, Keeping Chickens, Keeping Bees, and Home Dairy), as well as "A Year of Pies," "Quench," "Handmade Gatherings," "A Year Of Picnics", and "The Essential Book of Homesteading." 

Ashley has been featured in major publications, including Food & Wine, Delish, Edible Magazines, and Anthology. She has been a repeat guest on Martha Stewart Radio on SiriusFM. She blogs at Ashley lives in Candler, NC with her husband, their young son, and a menagerie of animals.

People everywhere are embracing local, seasonal foods with an interest in knowing how and where it's produced, to become engaged in their community, with a desire for self-sustainability, and to enjoy fresh flavors. In this beautifully photographed series, Ashley English shows how you can participate in the homemade living movement, walking alongside you each step of the way with practical, need-to-know information; personal reflections of her own experiences; profiles of people living this lifestyle; and unique recipes you'll want in your repertoire. Filled with just the right mix of knowledgeable guidance and friendly encouragement, these books provide you with the essential basics to start enriching your own homemade life.