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?
FENG SHUI ELEMENT COCKTAILS:
if you are WOOD â€“ 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
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.
If you are EARTH â€“ 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).
your cocktail is red, hot pink or purple in color, and tastes spicy or sour.
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
your cocktail is blue or clear in color and tastes relatively bland and smooth.
4 oz gin
1 1/2 oz blue curacao
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
in separate glass mix all ingredients, except club soda. fill collins glass with ice and pour mixture inside. top with club soda and stir.