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Friday, July 25, 2008

Drink of the Week: Environmentally Conscious Cocktails at Elixir

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 2:08 PM

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Drinking can lead to feelings of regret and guilt. However, after tying one on at Elixir, at least the demise of the planet is not one of the pangs you will feel the next day. In addition to the usual fare, Elixir serves a variety of certified organic liquors, wines and beers, some of which are produced locally.

I like to drink vodka on the rocks, and anyone who has ever tried to drink, say, Kamchatka all on it's lonesome, knows that the better the quality of vodka the less mixers you feel compelled to throw in it. Elixir offers Square One organic vodka, both the regular kind and a cucumber variety that is great on it's own.

The drink that had both myself and my friend repeating on a loop "This is so good- sip, sip- this is so good", however, was a cocktail called the Country Thyme.

There's- wait for it- thyme in it, that must be "spanked" (our bartender's word choice) in order to release the flavor. In addition to vodka and fresh blueberries, there's just enough lemon in it to give it bite and tang.

Also good is a drink comprised of organic tequila, watermelon and chili pepper. I don't even like tequila- I think it smells like embarrassment- but even I thought it was tasty, and my friend, who hasn't over indulged in tequila to the point of negative Pavlovian results, readily concurred.

-Andy Wright

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