The Poet Salon
A podcast where poets talk over drinks

Alcoholic Drinks

Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores

“Shut to the blather that the water made / Rose up besprent and sought the sleeping red… all the stupid afternoon” —Wallace Stevens, “Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores”

This drink glows a bright, hypnotic pink in the light, making it a perfect day-drinking cocktail. Pairs well with a view of water, naps in the sun, and our conversation with the equally bright, equally delightful Erika Meitner.




—Tonic Water

—Fresh lime

—Hibiscus tea (strong, chilled)

—Hibiscus bloom (garnish, optional)

*Your ratios are your own—Mix it to taste!

Gabrielle Stahlman