Inspired by the nonprofit Bartenders Against Racism (B.A.R.), based in Washington, DC, edible New Mexico reached out to Natalie Bovis of The Liquid Muse in Santa Fe to create a cocktail that would engage our readers to take action. In conjunction with a craft distillery, B.A.R. created a purple cocktail to create awareness about their program on social media. In the same spirit, we invite you to make the cocktail below, post it to Instagram, and tag @ediblenewmexico. For every cocktail made by the first one hundred readers, we will donate $5 to Project Feed the Hood or ABQ Mutual Aid, splitting proceeds between these two New Mexico organizations. Let’s see our feed fill up with #ediblecocktailswithacause.
Love & Roses
- 1ouncevodkawe use Still Spirits Vodka
- 3/4ouncedry vermouthwe use Vara Vermut
- 1/2ounceOM Vanilla & Rose Liqueur
- 1/2ounceviolet liqueur
- Lemon peel or rose petal for garnish
- Stir all liquid ingredients with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or a pink rose petal.
Check out these organizations and learn more about the work they are doing:
ABQ Mutual Aid: A coalition of local organizations and individuals working to protect at-risk community members during the COVID-19 emergency in New Mexico. Donations support the distribution of care packages in the Albuquerque area. ffol.org/mutualaid
Bartenders Against Racism: Through solutions-oriented awareness and other educational and leadership development initiatives, B.A.R. develops programming that combats racism, including discrimination based on immigration status, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, in the hospitality industry. Their mission is to build a sustainable, equitable, healthy, and thriving community for industry professionals and patrons. bartendersagainstracism.com
United States Bartenders Guild National Charity Foundation: The USBG Charity Foundation develops and implements educational and charitable programs, materials, and other resources for service industry professionals that increase awareness of and advance solutions for these industry-specific challenges. usbgfoundation.org
Natalie Bovis is founder of The Liquid Muse; cofounder of OM Liqueurs; and creator of Taco Wars and the New Mexico Cocktails & Culinary Festival, both of which donate a portion of proceeds to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society and Youth Shelters & Family Services of Santa Fe. Bovis was voted edible New Mexico’s Local Hero in mixology in 2017. Register for her online cocktail classes at TheLiquidMuse.com.