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The Creation
The Muse
Cocktail No. 6

Calm Mixology:
The Sun Beam

By Michael LaPenna
CREATED AT Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

The Muse

  • Tea: TeaLeaves Organic Chamomile Blossoms
  • Color: PANTONE 116C
  • MOOD: Calm

The artist was inspired by the tea, color, and mood of the TEALEAVES Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabag Collection

The Mood & Color
The Mood & Color

Calm: PANTONE 116C

“Sparkling with optimism, this warm and engaging yellow provides hope and comfort.”

The Artist
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The Artist

Mixologist's Notes:
blending tea, color, and mood

“Sunbeam represents both the Organic Chamomile Blossoms and the color given to us from Pantone. But also, we wanted our cocktail to embody all the sun and sunlight that is prevalent here in Las Vegas.”

- Michael LaPenna

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The Ingredients
The Ingredients

“I wanted let the chamomile shine. I didn't want to mask the delicate blend with dominant flavors. So I infused the cacha├ža with chamomile for ten days, allowing the taste to come out. Pairing the infusion with sage honey tied it all together.”

-Michael LaPenna
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Symbolism of the Bees :

Organic Chamomile Blossoms' tranquil qualities help the body unwind. Carefree days filled with calm and comfort evokes the nostalgia of lying in a field, the gentle hum of bees happily drifting by with golden treasures.

“A gentle hum infuses a waving sea of golden crowns. Stalks nod and soon buoy upward again, as their happy guests drift on under the warm sun.”