We’ve made it to the last day of summer 2020. The year that just keeps on giving, or is it taking away? Some times it is hard to tell. They say you should make hay while the sun is shining. I guess that means you should take advantage of good times to store up things for the bad times to come. In my experience, actually making hay, usually involves a lot of looking to the horizon, watching for the storm clouds which seem to come, inevitably, once you get the hay on the ground. Well, I don’t have hay, but I do have lavender, so I guess I’ll make soothing beverages while the lavender is plenty. Won’t you join me now as we stand and make the aptly named, Aromatherapy.
It is Saturday again, which means yet another farmer’s market inspired cocktail. It seems like a good day for everyone to just step back, maybe take a breather and prepare to reap any whirlwinds you choose to sow during “these unprecedented times”. So crank up your diffusers and pop some essential oils behind your ears as we stand and make the Eau de Lavender.
t’s a nice afternoon, the sun is shining, let’s have a simple, but refreshing cocktail, the classic gin and tonic. I’ve seen many variations in this, some with citrus, some with crazy bitters, but after Barcelona last year I’ve decided that simpler is better on this one. Today I went for 2 ounces of Corsair Artisan Distillery barrel-aged gin over ice and two drops of lavender bitters over ice topped with Fever Tree tonic water. I always pour the tonic down the handle of a barspoon, cause it looks cool and feels fancy. Speaking of fancy, I popped into the backyard and picked a sprig of fresh lilac, which smells amazing, for garnish. So there you go, a cocktail so simple it’s barely a cocktail, but so damned good, your partner will take a sip to try it and never give it back, so go ahead and make two. Stay home, stay safe, stay hydrated.
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