Our publications 


Botany aT the Bar: The art & Science of making bitters

Botany at the Bar is a comprehensive book on bitters written by the three female scientists who founded Shoots & Roots Bitters. This book takes readers on an in-depth exploration of the cultural, botanical, sensory, and health aspects of bitters. The book provides step-by-step guidance on how to make science-based bitters grounded in stories, flavors, and experiences from different geographies around the world. Our bitters recipes are paired with cocktail recipes designed in collaboration with mixologists Christian Schaal and Kevin Denton as well as shrubs by Jim Merson. We end with botanical profiles so you can learn more about the botanical diversity you are consuming. Launched Summer 2019

Published by Leaping Hare Press (Quatro Group UK) and Roost Books (USA)


Roost Books

Quatro Books

Shambhala Books

Penguin Random House



A portion of our profits are used to fund plant science research

Collectively, the Shoots & Roots Team has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and technical reports. Explore our publications at our profile links on Google Scholar.

Selena Ahmed

Rachel Meyer

Ashley DuVal

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