The Ancient Art of Drink Mixing

Many ancient arts are viewed as a form of spiritual practice. This is true, of course, of many well respected traditions, including chadō (the Japanese tea ceremony), calligraphy, and various martial arts from karate-do to iaido, but the idea is almost overwhelming here within the bartending community, and so it is whispered that The Wulfshead's drink-mixing tradition is a practice which may take one closer to enlightenment.

Case in point: drink-mixing just like Iaidō and various kata from other styles or schools can have exotic names: Moon Rises Over Water, Folding the Fan, Grapevine Twines, Lizard in the Thornbush, Whirlwind on the Mountain . . . And it often takes a competent bartender or an experienced martial artist to tell which is which.

However, one had better keep in mind that while different drinks can help evoke one's spirit, they are not the spirit itself.

Suffice it to say that some drinkers just look prettier than others.

Consider this:...

A "Green Dragon" is an alcoholic beverage made by leaching the leaves or stems of the cannabis plant in a high-proof alcohol, most commonly vodka. The THC dissolves into the alcohol resulting in a dark green or brown liquid.

This is a "Green Dragon" and next to it is a "Dancing Buddha":

And this is Chad Vader after one "Green Dragon Dancing with the Buddha."

Any questions?

1 comment:

  1. I see I'm not the only one here drinking the Green Dragon. Now, who will stop the chocolate rain?