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PUBLISHING MIKE HUGGINS COCKTAILS JOSHUA SEVY VISUALS NATHAN SPARKS WORDS DAVID WIRTH

TATARIAN

GOLDEN GATE

BODHI

BAOBAB

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PAGE 15

PAGE 23

PAGE 31

METHUSELAH

KAPOK

AMATE

DRAGON’S BLOOD

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PAGE 17

PAGE 25

PAGE 33

NEEM NEEM

ÁRBOL DEL TULE

PIRANGI

CHAPMAN

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PAGE 19

PAGE 27

PAGE 35

DRUNKEN TREE

BLACKJACK

PANDO

MERU

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PAGE 21 PAGE 29

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The name Tatarian is inspired by Berkley’s endearing

neighborhood history. Just before the turn of the

century, each new land owner to buy property in the

neighborhood would receive a shade tree as a gift

from the city. In the years to follow, the Maple tree

(specifically the Tatarian variety) was the tree that

thrived and grew the most successfully on Berkley soil,

despite not even being native to the state of Colorado.

barrel select bourbon, maple orange lapsang saffron syrup,

and barrel aged bitters

Tatarian pays homage to the roots of the Berkley

neighborhood, symbolizing a thriving, growing, and

connected community.

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THE

BRISTLE

CONE

PINES

of the Western United States are

the oldest individual trees in the

world, and among them stands

Methuselah at 4,849 years old.

These trees reside just below

treeline in harsh climates, resulting

in low rates of reproduction and regeneration. The Bristlecone wood is

so dense and resinous that it actually erodes rather than rot, yielding the

twisted and tormented features present on many of the old individuals.

METHUSELAH

absolut elyx, contratto apertivo, pamplemousse liqueur,

bitter truth elderflower liqueur and house orange bitters

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Neem

Neem

jamaican rum, anejo rum, white pepper cashew orgeat,

toasted coconut cream, pineapple juice, orange juice and tiki bitters

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THE

NEEM’S

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Range stretches across Southeast Asia and

is rooted in Ayurvedic practice dating

back over 7,000 years. The species

boasts over 140 active biological

compounds, crowning the species

as one of the most complex trees in

the world. The medicinal qualities of

the plant reach far and wide, encompassing

everything from detoxification

and increased metabolism to antibacterial

properties and boosting the immune system.

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The Drunken Tree, or Silk Floss tree

is notable for its menacing conical

spines that deter any predators

from scaling the trunk to access

its leaves. This is one of many natural

defenses that trees and plants

use for protection. Other notable

examples include the geranium,

which produces a toxin that paralyzes

the Japanese Beetle and the

toxic oils of Poison Ivy.

PALO

BORRACHO

Drunken Tree

tequila blanco, mezcal, ginger syrup, honey syrup,

lime juice, lemon essential oil and clove tincture

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At the root of the miniaturized

trees and landscapes

such as the Golden

Gate Ficus and Juniper is

the ancient art of...

PENJING

Golden

Gate

amaretto, fernet branca, egg white*

lemon juice and house orgeat

Over 2,300 years ago,

the Chinese Five Agent

Theory (water, fire, wood,

metal, earth) grew to popularity

in effort to explain

a number of phenomena,

from biological processes

to cosmic events. The art of

Penjing involved the miniaturization

of landscapes

in order to hone in on it’s

agents and gain access to

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the mystical powers. The

further removed in size the

replica from the original,

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*raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

the more powerful.

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Kapok

irish whiskey, combier, orgeat, banana oleo,

pineapple juice, lime juice, tiki bitters and raspberries

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DEMON

OF DEATH

Cultivated largely for the cotton produced by it’s

pods, the Kapok Tree is rooted in both historic and

mythological slavery and imprisonment. In the mid

17th century, Oliver Cromwell

transported a significant population

of Irish indentured servants

to Barbados for the cultivation of

cotton and later sugar cane. Local

folklore speaks of the Castle

of the Devil, a large Kapok tree deep in the jungle.

Legend has it that a carpenter imprisoned the Demon

of Death in this tree, trapping it in a series of seven

rooms he carved into it’s trunk.

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THE

MONTE-

ZUMA

CYPRESS

Árbol del Tule is located in the

town center of Santa Maria Del

Tule, just six miles east of Oaxaca.

The tree is a Montezuma Cypress,

locally known as an Ahuehuete, or

old man of the water. Local Zapotec

legend holds that this tree was

planted 1,400 years ago by Pecocha,

a priest of the Aztec wind god

Ehacactl. Sadly, Árbol del Tule is

slowly dying due to water shortage,

pollution and traffic.

ÁRBOL

DEL TULE

mezcal, coffee liqueur, liqor 43, montenegro,

demerara, hellfire shrub and angostura bitters.

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BLACK

JACK

rye whiskey, laphroaig 10 year cask strength, chocolate bitters,

smoked honey syrup, nonino, benedictine and a flamed orange peel.

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The study of forest regeneration is fire ecology. Forest fires are vital to forest regeneration and vitality. Some of the major impacts on the

forest ecosystem involve changes in the sun and rainfall. Without the upper layers of vegetation intact, both rainfall

and sunlight penetrate all the way to the soil. This increases daily temperature fluctuations and saturation of soil,

providing an ideal platform for new vegetation growth. In addition, many plants have adapted to only allow their

seeds to mature when exposed to heat or smoke.

SMOKE

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Bodhi

chai tea infused pisco, allspice dram,

coconut cream syrup*, and demerara syrup

FINDING

ELIGHTENMENT

The Bodhi Tree

is the site at

which Siddhartha Gautama is supposed to have attained enlightenment

after sitting for 49 days in 288 BC. The term

Bodhi Tree is now applied to a wide variety of sacred

trees growing at this site, all alleged

descendants of the original Bodhi Tree.

*contains dairy

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Amate, an ancient type of paper made from tree bark, dates back to the Aztec Empire. The

bark was stripped from the tree, soaked in water and then beaten into a fine layer, a technique

still used today in the rural mountain village of San Pablito, Mexico. Invented in around 75 CE,

It was used for communication, records, and ancient rituals.

When the Spanish came to Mexico in the 1500s, Amate was forbidden as they believed that

it was used in witchcraft and magic.

Witchcraft

Amate

tequila, ancho reyes, angostura amaro, hellfire shrub,

grapefruit vanilla shrub, lime juice and grapefruit bitters

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PIRANGI

cachaça, becherovka, ginger liquor, cinnamon,

hibiscus lemon syrup, angostura and lemon bitters

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Cajueiro de Pirangi is the world’s

largest cashew tree, spreading

across an astonishing

2.1 acres in Eastern

Brazil. The spread of this

giant comes from the weight of

its limbs, which root themselves, allowing this individual

to reach the size of 70 normal cashew trees. Currently,

it is extremely difficult to differentiate the original trunk

from it’s offshoots.

CAJUEIRO

DE PIRANGI

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the

Trembling

Giant...

...is a grove of

aspen trees in

Utah that is both the oldest and heaviest organism

on earth. Weighing in at an astounding 14,000,000

pounds and estimated to be 80,000 years old, Pando

is comprised of over 47,000 trees. It is a clonal

organism, meaning that all trees derive from one

seed and are essentially clones of that original tree.

The root system spans great distances, sprouting new

trees as it expands.

Pando

gin, campari, strawberry dolin blanc,

rosemary syrup and prosecco

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Baobab

sloe gin, banana liquor, créme de cocoa, demerara,

lemon and lime, heavy cream and egg white*

The Tree

of Life

The Baobab is one of

the most common trees

in Africa and is able to provide

towns and villages in remote reaches of the continent

with vital sources of materials, nutrition and food. Every

part of the tree can be used for something: the

bark for rope and clothing; leaves for food; trunks as

a water reservoir; its seeds for cosmetic oils. In fact,

the baobab is the only tree in the world who’s fruit

does not fall, rather hardens while hanging and can

be harvested and ground into a nutritious fruit powder

for consumption.

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*raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

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The Dragon’s

Blood Tree is native solely to the island archipelago of Socotra. The deep crimson

resin that it exudes when the trunk is lacerated has been and still is prized by

many. The sap spans the world and has been a valueable trade commodity as far back as the first century. The Greeks and Romans

used it as a wound healer. 18th century Italian violin makers used it as a varnish. It is a cleansing agent in Indian

ceremonies. It is even thought to ward off evil in contemporary American Hoodoo and

New Orleans Voodoo.

DRAGON’S BLOOD

navy strength gin, apricot liqueur, lemon oleo, lemon juice,

cinnamon tincture and dried fruits

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CHAPMAN

bourbon, laird’s applejack, baked apple syrup,

orange essential oil and walnut bitters

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Contrary to popular opinion, John Chapman,

or Johnny Appleseed, was not a vagrant

planter in the 19th century. Rather, he

was an ambitious entrepreneur. At the

turn of the century, Ohio Company

of Associates was desperate for

settlers on their land. They offered

a one-hundred acre parcel to

anyone willing to plant fifty apple

and twenty peach trees. By the time

of his death in 1845, Chapman was

the owner of 1,200 acres of land in

the Northwest Territory. His apples were

largely turned into applejack and hard cider

as they were small, tart and nearly inedible. Due to

their propensity to be used as a base for distillation, prohibition and

the FBI agents charged with the task of enforcement destroyed the

vast majority of Chapman’s orchards.

JONNY

APPLESEED

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Many trees are considered sacred throughout

time and across many religious practices.

In particular, Egyptian mythology

depicts a number of

sacred trees in hieroglyphics.

Of particular significant to the

Egyptians are the Meru and the Sycamore,

the latter of which stood at the gates of heaven.

In many contexts throughout history these

trees are anthropomorphized, sharing an intimate

relationship with humanity.

SACRED

TREES

MERU

gin, apricot liquor, vanilla syrup, lemon juice,

lemon essential oil, rose water topped with lemon pellegrino

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