HEAD OF STEAM
Becoming zen needn’t be a dry pursuit. As the late Buddhist master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche once said: “Drink enough just to relax and help your ego go to sleep.” This guide will help you decompress from the day, while staying sharp enough to remember it come morning.
1/ KNOW YOUR INTENTION
A session in the local should have clear goals. Set an aim for the night. Are you drinking to shake off a bad day? Celebrate a deal? Forget your own name?
2 / BE A CONNOISSEUR
Focus on the flavours of your drink instead of necking it. Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin packs in the botanicals, from Tasmanian Pepperberry leaf to cardamom and cinnamon – more than enough to keep mind and tongue sharply focused.
A glass of water after each drink somewhat dilutes the fun. Instead, take a few minutes to appreciate your friends and surroundings.
4/ CALL IT A NIGHT
Half-remembered Snapchats won’t contribute to a tranquil morningafter. Know when the night is done. Your head will thank you.