Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Summer Drink Remix: A Barista Favorite
Category:
Food
The beverage bar at Esalen, showing a menu of drinks that includes complimentary NUMI teas, a selection of wine and beer, and specialty drinks.
Photo by Heather Martin

This is the perfect thing to land in your inbox right now, isn’t it? Our barista supervisor, Sheena Burnside, is sharing her revitalizing creation, the Rosemary Berry Lemon Sparkler — an on campus favorite!

“My inspiration was seeing all the fresh rosemary in the Esalen garden,” says Burnside. “Also, I love looking at Pinterest for inspiration for my drinks. Fresh berries and rosemary are great for summer. The mix of herbs and fresh fruit is very refreshing. This drink is great for a midday refreshment.”

Everyone seems to connect with special spots on campus where they feel at one with the land, including Burnside. “I love to have fun drinks personally while I’m journaling.” So, whether Burnside is journaling or enjoying her beverage creations, you might find her at her spot — on the lawn, watching the ocean.

Sounds good to us — actually, better. It sounds transformational. Enjoy this recipe, and have a well-deserved moment for yourself. Invite an Esalen vibe to a spot of your own, wherever you are. 

Rosemary Berry Lemon Sparkler

Makes 2 servings 

Prep time: 2 minutes, if syrup is made in advance

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Rosemary blackberry syrup (recipe below)
  • 6 oz sparkling lemon water
  • Fresh Rosemary 
  • Fresh blackberries 
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional: 3/4 cup honey or agave 

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass half full with ice. Add half the blackberry syrup.
  2. Follow with the sparkling water. Stir to combine. 
  3. Garnish with a few berries and a sprig of rosemary.

Syrup Recipe 

Preparation time: 40 minutes (suggestion: make ahead of time)

  1. In a saucepan, combine honey, water, blackberries, and rosemary.
  2. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Smash berries and cover pot.
  4. Let steep for 25 mins to infuse the rosemary.
  5. Strain syrup and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Summer Drink Remix: A Barista Favorite

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Food
The beverage bar at Esalen, showing a menu of drinks that includes complimentary NUMI teas, a selection of wine and beer, and specialty drinks.
Photo by Heather Martin

This is the perfect thing to land in your inbox right now, isn’t it? Our barista supervisor, Sheena Burnside, is sharing her revitalizing creation, the Rosemary Berry Lemon Sparkler — an on campus favorite!

“My inspiration was seeing all the fresh rosemary in the Esalen garden,” says Burnside. “Also, I love looking at Pinterest for inspiration for my drinks. Fresh berries and rosemary are great for summer. The mix of herbs and fresh fruit is very refreshing. This drink is great for a midday refreshment.”

Everyone seems to connect with special spots on campus where they feel at one with the land, including Burnside. “I love to have fun drinks personally while I’m journaling.” So, whether Burnside is journaling or enjoying her beverage creations, you might find her at her spot — on the lawn, watching the ocean.

Sounds good to us — actually, better. It sounds transformational. Enjoy this recipe, and have a well-deserved moment for yourself. Invite an Esalen vibe to a spot of your own, wherever you are. 

Rosemary Berry Lemon Sparkler

Makes 2 servings 

Prep time: 2 minutes, if syrup is made in advance

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Rosemary blackberry syrup (recipe below)
  • 6 oz sparkling lemon water
  • Fresh Rosemary 
  • Fresh blackberries 
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional: 3/4 cup honey or agave 

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass half full with ice. Add half the blackberry syrup.
  2. Follow with the sparkling water. Stir to combine. 
  3. Garnish with a few berries and a sprig of rosemary.

Syrup Recipe 

Preparation time: 40 minutes (suggestion: make ahead of time)

  1. In a saucepan, combine honey, water, blackberries, and rosemary.
  2. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Smash berries and cover pot.
  4. Let steep for 25 mins to infuse the rosemary.
  5. Strain syrup and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

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