Roots Mastic organoleptic charateristics are like nothing else. The herbal & plants aromas combined with earthy and spiced notes take me to uncharted territories. Or maybe forgotten?
This got me thinking about the rich and intrincated greek mythology. One of the legends that come to my mind is that of the king of Ithaca, Odysseus, which is known for its various adventures navigating the seas.
One of those, is the one of the Aeaea Island, Circe's territory. As the crew landed and started exploring the territory, the enchanteress welcomes them and invites them for a familiar feast. One of the drinks she makes for them,has wine, some sort of beer, cheese and a special potion hers served in an enchanted cup. Odysseus' crew end up turning into swynes who then follow the goddess orthers
It's only thanks to the god Hermes advice that Odysseus is able to ingest an antidote before encountering the witch. This end up saving his life an that of his entire crew.
Wild Charm is a easy-to-sip drink which invites to discover a great liquor and a beautiful culture.Roots Mastic would represent here the antidote to the sorceress charm, so don't be afraid to try it!
tannic red wine (for example, a nice Languedoc)
rich and smooth beer (like a porter or a stout)
a few dashes of cocktail bitters (maybe Angostura or Bogart's)