Aromatic Cocktails, Take Two

A lame elbow may hinder many activities, but I can still handle a cocktail shaker. So it was off to a local wine shop to assist my cosmic twin Julianne with her autumn cocktail tasting.  The sampling introduced a trio of seasonal cocktails based on infused vodkas and essential oils used in crafting perfumes. It provided an opportunity to gauge pubic reaction to the…

Herbal Innovations, of the Cocktail Variety

My cosmic twin Julianne (born the day after me, the same year, also in the Midwest) has turned her skills as a natural perfumer to mixing up botanically-based cocktails. We worked our way through a sampling of her vodka infusions the other evening, going from Chocolate Mint (using the mint variety, soothing to drink neat), Basil-Black Pepper-Yuzu (a…