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Thursday, August 23, 2007

cocktail feng shui, what’s your element & drink?

like we all have a zodiac sign, so do we also have a feng shui element. mine happens to be wood. you might wonder why this should matter to you… Reiko Gomez, a feng shui master here in NYC, explains that “the feng shui element is helpful for knowing the element that supports you, so that you can make sure to have it in your space - especially near where you work and where you sleep.” that said, i think it only makes sense that we would also benefit from imbibing the benefits of our element too! no?

FIND YOUR FENG SHUI ELEMENT ON THE CHART BELOW & SCROLL DOWN FOR YOUR ELEMENT COCKTAIL:5-element-feng-shui-birthda.gif

FENG SHUI ELEMENT COCKTAILS:

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if you are WOOD – having plants or fresh flowers supports you.

your cocktail is green in color and tastes fresh and fruity or lemon-limey.

WOOD COCKTAIL: JADE

2 oz pineapple juice (freshly pressed if possible)
1 1/2 oz vanilla infused vodka (infuse your own by placing vanilla pod in vodka for a few weeks)
1 oz midori
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz organic simple syrup

modified from FOOD & WINE COCKTAILS 2005 (buy through KITTYKIND to give them a percentage).

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If you are METAL – wearing jewelry in silver or gold, or having a nice metal sculpture in your space supports you.

your cocktail is gold or white in color, and can taste minty.

METAL COCKTAIL: WHITE COCOA-MINT KISS

3 1/2 oz godiva white chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz creme de menthe
1/2 oz silk soy creamer

place in ice filled shaker and shake for ten seconds. pour into martini glass.

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If you are EARTH – wearing crystals or having crystals, stones, or ceramic items in your space supports you.

your cocktail is brown, tan orange or yellow in color, and tastes rich in flavour.

EARTH COCKTAIL: HOT BUTTERED RUM

1 tsp brown sugar
4 oz boiling water
1 whole clove
2 oz dark rum
1 tsp SOY GARDEN buttery spread
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
modified from THE BARTENDER’S BIBLE by Gary Regan (buy through KITTYKIND to give them a percentage).

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If you are FIRE – having a red candle or lamp nearby supports you.

your cocktail is red, hot pink or purple in color, and tastes spicy or sour.

BLOODY MARIA

2 oz tequila
5 oz fresh squeezed tomatoe juice
1/3 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch fresh ground black pepper
4 dashes tabasco sauce
4 dashes worcestershire sauce

modified from COMPLETE HOME BARTENDERS GUIDE by salvatore calabrese (buy through KITTYKIND to give them a percentage).

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If you are WATER – having a water feature (fountain or water plant) in your home or office supports you.

your cocktail is blue or clear in color and tastes relatively bland and smooth.

DAISY GIN

4 oz gin
1 1/2 oz blue curacao
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
club soda

in separate glass mix all ingredients, except club soda. fill collins glass with ice and pour mixture inside. top with club soda and stir.

modified from THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF MARTINIS by nannette stone (buy through KITTYKIND to give them a percentage).


mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac





10 Comments »

  1. This is weirdly accurate for my entire household.

    I’m printing it out and hanging it above the bar.

    Love this blog. A must-read for every self-respecting lush, like yours truly …

    Comment by Charon — August 23, 2007 @ 6:42 am

  2. Love this one too…your posts are addicting

    Comment by shoetini — August 23, 2007 @ 6:55 am

  3. What an interesting, helpful and refreshing blog. I am not sure about the hot buttered rum in Arizona in the summer but I must confess it is this earth woman’s favorite. At least I understand all the plants and the need for the natural desert sands even in the atrium outside my office.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Jacqueline Bigar — August 23, 2007 @ 7:31 am

  4. thank you everyone for the feedback! i’m so glad you are enjoying IZ ; )

    Comment by Gwen — August 23, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

  5. Are you drinking the correct cocktail for your element?…

    The things one can learn on the Internet are amazing. For example, the delightful and charming Gwen of Intoxicated Zodiac provides a helpful list of cocktails matched to feng shui elements. Choose drinks suited to your element, and they will……

    Trackback by My Brilliant Mistakes — August 24, 2007 @ 12:33 am

  6. Ahhh Earth again! I’m going to go live in a hole in the ground.

    Comment by bullboy — August 24, 2007 @ 6:12 am

  7. steve, you should become a mole person. but don’t forget to take your computer with you!

    Comment by Gwen — August 24, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

  8. Oh, great, not that feng shui stuff again! Here’s another place where I’m doing it wrong. argghh!
    And if the word is pronounced Shway, why is it spelled with an ‘i’? I don’t get it. I can’t look at the drinks. I’m still trying to figure out where I supposed to put this mirror to stop money from rushing away from my home. If I drink the right drink will this help my money flow problem?

    Comment by Jennifer Angelo — August 30, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

  9. jennifer, i think that you should commence immediate and thorough imbibing of each element’s drink. you definitely won’t be worrying about money rushing away after that! and then after you recover from your hangover, put a mirror behind the cocktail glass in your money corner. make sure the glass is filled with some nice money stuff, and it’s not empty! then the mirror will effectively “double” your wealth. you can even put two mirrors and triple your wealth… just be sure that the mirrors entirely reflect the images of the glasse and not just a portion of the glass. that would be very bad as you will symbolically cut your money in half!

    Comment by Gwen — September 6, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

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