Highlighting this book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks, by Amy Stewart, for the holidays, just seems appropriate:
"This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party."
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
by Amy Stewart
Available online at Amazon.com