Here's the big question, friends: Would you like some cheese in your drink? Heck yes! Try Paso Robles-based Hatch Rotisserie's new drink, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant: Vodka, basil eau de vie, roma tomato water, smoked salt, cracked pepper, and—the whopper—pimento cheese-stuffed olives (Follow @thehatchrotisserie on Instagram for more ridiculously appealing offerings) ... Krobar Craft Distillery in Paso Robles has finally made a spirit that will match my favorite lipstick perfectly! I am speaking, of course, of the distillery's new specialty pink gin, rested in Grey Wolf red wine barrels just long enough to give the botanical booze a lovely rosey hue (visit the distillery on Facebook for more updates). Hmmm ... perhaps like this could be a really cool Christmas gift for someone special on your list? Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain does not take bribes, but she will accept unopened lipsticks in all pink shades. She can be reached at.