• Calme
  • Craft Cocktails

Walking on Grass in Bare Feet

For a long time, we walked with the soles of our bare feet on the earth. We hunted food. We improvised shelter. We learned how to start a fire. Then we made ourselves comfortable. Huts became houses. Donkeys became cars. Buffalo became pre-packaged patties in the frozen goods aisle. Can we be blamed for cocooning ourselves in comfort? Comfort, like sugar, is a craving from a time when we rarely came across it. Now, it’s available in endless, corrupting quantities. May we suggest nothing more radical than taking off your shoes now and then? Interrogate surfaces with your feet. Under the rubber soles of our shoes, under the carpet, the floorboards, the concrete: the ground is still there.


Aplós Calme

  • Calme

2 oz.

Lime juice

¾ oz.

Non-alc herbal liqueur or syrup

1 oz.


Cocktail Instructions
Combine Aplós Calme, lime juice, and herbal liqueur or syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Herbal Simple Syrup Ingredients
1 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup water
10 large leaves basil
6 mint leaves or 2 shiso leaves
1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
4 lime zest pieces (made with a vegetable peeler)

Herbal Simple Syrup Instructions
To make the herbal syrup, combine grated ginger, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture up to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Add the basil and mint leaves, turn off the heat, cover, and let the syrup infuse for at least 30 minutes.