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The Crowd Pleaser Pour

It’s nine o’clock on Friday night and you’re among the first to arrive to dinner. The friend who invited you is running late — by an hour. You barely know the host, but make a guess of who’s who by the state of her apron. Should you introduce yourself? Make small talk with the stranger in the corner? Hide in the bathroom until your friend arrives?

Inhale four counts.

  1. Hold seven counts.
  2. Exhale eight counts.
  3. Repeat as needed.

Now let’s put that breath to good use.

 

 

Rosemary Pomme
Element: Water

 

Glassware
Coupe

 

Ingredients
2 oz of Kin High Rhode

1 oz Pomegranate Soda

0.5 oz of Ginger Syrup

0.5 oz of Lemon Juice

5 dashes of Dram “Hair of the Dog” Bitters

Rosemary

 

To Make
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake mindfully for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe served straight up. Top with a sprig of rosemary, and sip socially.

 

Best Enjoyed With
New faces, large crowds, uncharted settings

The Warming Pour

Outside your doorstep, the trees turn the color of fire under a clear blue sky. You step onto the pavement and stop to watch weathered leaves flutter to your feet. The air is crisp. You pull your collar tighter. A shiver flows from your neck to your spine — you never seem to wear the right coat on days like this.

 

Next time, try this twisting breath to stimulate circulation and blood flow on cooler days:

  1. Stand with your feet wider than hip-width apart and take a few deep breaths to find center.
  2. Extend your arms out to your sides to ensure that you won’t hit anything as you move.
  3. Begin to twist your torso from side to side, allowing your arms to fly freely. Breathe naturally or inhale at center and exhale as you twist. Notice how you begin to feel warmer.
  4. Increase the speed and vigor of your movements. As your arms fly, let your hands slap against your shoulders, low back, and chest.
  5. Keep your feet planted or lift your heels as you twist from one side to the other. Continue for one to two minutes.
  6. When your time is up, stop twisting, rest your hands by your sides, and notice your heart beat.

 

Kinlet
Element: Fire

 

Glassware
Highball or Champagne Glass

 

Ingredients

2 oz of Kin High Rhode

0.5 oz Blood Orange Juice

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

Dried Blood Orange Slices

1 Droplet of Thai Green Tea Spice contains small traces of alcohol

 

Instructions
Pour ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake mindfully for 30 seconds. Strain into glassware over fresh ice. Top with garnish and toast together.

 

Best Enjoyed With
A night in with someone close

The Essential Pour

Between too many work projects and too little time with friends, the struggle to hit pause is all too real. You crave roots: feet heavy in their place and firm on the ground. Something that speaks with little sound. Something simple, but no less whole. Something close to home.

  1. Find a natural surface on the ground. Grass or stream works just as well as wood or stone.
  2. Take off your shoes and remove your socks.
  3. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Notice how the water pools, how the stone smoothes, how the wood sings. Soak in the feeling for five slow minutes.

Now that you’re sufficiently grounded, let the rise begin.

Kin + Tonic

Element: Earth

 

Glassware
Highball

 

Ingredients

2 oz of Kin Social Tonic

0.5 oz of Lime Juice

Top With Soda

Lime Wheel

 

To Make

Fill glass with ice, add Kin High Rhode, top with soda, and stir for 30 seconds. Garnish with lime wheel.

 

Best Enjoyed With

Close friends and family