Each year, the experts at the Pantone Color Institute pick a hue that they believe will best represent the year ahead; for 2020, the Colour of the Year is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a deep blue that is at once classic, comforting and contemporary, evocative of both the dusk sky and the deep sea.
It’s also the inspiration for a new cocktail that is the result of a partnership between H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore and Tealeaves, and part of the #PaletteforyourPalate campaign.
Twilight Blooming: The Sky at Dusk was created by Premium Bartender Andrew Kong. It gets its blue hue from butterfly pea blossom, just one of the ingredients in the official bespoke tea blend of the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020, which also includes lemon verbena, lemongrass and rose petals.
Pantone has said that Classic Blue represents dependability, trustworthiness, credibility and constancy, making it an antidote to the myriad stresses of the modern world. A few of these cocktails should do even more to help.
The cocktail is $17 at H Tasting Lounge; for more on Tealeaves’ Pantone collection, visit tealeaves.com.