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Cocktails for A Place of Light & Wind (for Lost Prairies)
Cocktails for A Place of Light & Wind (for Lost Prairies)
Bee pollen, honeycomb, royal jelly, flower petals, wild-crafted tinctures, 'preirie smoke' bitters, various alcohols
2014

In collaboration with Violet Hour's expert bartender Aubrey, we also created three cocktails to suggest and embody the tastes of the project. The cocktails were named Hive Minded (bees), Heavy Petal (prairie flowers) and Controlled Burn (the prairie itself). We worked with royal jelly and honeycomb for the bee cocktail, petals and bee-harvested pollen for the floral cocktail and an earthy herbal tincture I created from wild foraged plants along with a custom 'prairie fire' aromatic for the prairie cocktail. The cocktails were served at an event to promote A Place of Light and Wind, which also raised funds for NRDC's work on pollinator conservation — such as enacting a ban on the pesticides responsible for bee colony collapse.