The Milky Moon

David and I got these amazing Tarot of Cocktail cards through Kickstarter. They are the kind of project that I wish I had come up with myself with my background in art and my love for cocktails. They are comprised of 30 beautifully illustrated cards with tarot themes and a craft cocktail recipe on each. Katy’s inventory is currently sold out, but I believe there will be more coming out this year. Click the link below and enter your email if you want to be kept in the loop for when you can pick up a deck. It  would make a thoughtful gift for the cocktail lovers in your life. We like to blind draw a card each Friday and make the cocktail at some point that weekend or the following week. I hang it on my chalkboard so as to admire the illustration until it comes time to make and enjoy the corresponding drink. I have made 6 or 7 cocktails from the deck so far and they each have been unique and delicious. The Milky Moon is perfect for this time of year where the temperatures are frigid and everything seems to be coated in a monochromatic tinge of grey (lucky for you if you live somewhere perpetually sunny like Arizona). The warming spices cannot help but to cheer one whose soul already is pining for the sound of chirping birds and the smell of Spring in the air.


Tarot of Cocktails—new homepage

makes: 1 cocktail

4 ounces whole milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon black tea-I use Harney & Sons English Breakfast
5 cardamom pods
5 black peppercorns
5 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise pod
1 pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 ounces gold rum
garnish: 1 star anise pod

Combine all the ingredients except rum and garnish in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep heat low, stir often, but don’t allow it to boil. Gently simmer for 3 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and let cool. Shake cooled mixture and rum with ice. Strain into a lowball glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with star anise pods.




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