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Piripi Elderflower G & T

Piripi Elderflower G & T

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Art Nouveau deconstruction of Piripi's Elderflower Gin and Tonic. Family Jones Gin, tonic, elderflower, thyme, rosemary bitters, lemon. Lemon slice, thyme, and rosemary sprig garnish. Dedicated to my late grandma Janice Mann.

The Story

I look up from my tablet. I'm mid way through yet another commission and the list of prospects keeps getting longer. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is booked. My father and sister are helping me out. However, my bank account is not quick to reflect this career success. I'm teetering on burn out but can't stop because my creditors won't have it any other way.

Like most artists  there's a lag between career success and financial abundance. I'm in the middle of this lag. This gives me hope, but my body is screaming for a break that my mind knows it can't afford.

The post covid economy ain't making my life easier either. A series of interest rate hikes and increasing stringent rental requirements are really the biggest source of financial stress in my life. My grandmother passes away and with a wedding on the way, I don't have much time for "me," but I have sometime.

In a weird fluke, I end up with a good 3 hours of me time before my farmers market in Erie, Colorado. At first I go to Briggs Street to do more business. There's a brewery that the locals tell me to check out, but in a second fluke, it's closed for a staff meeting. Then I go to a Mexican place I've been meaning to try, but in a third fluke it is only accepting cash that day and all my wealth is in digital dollars; it's a no go. I get frustrated. It's very warm outside. I'm sweating and don't want to drive back to Longmont just to drive back down to Erie. I check google maps again and the town is almost no grocery store nearby. I'm stuck in Erie,  and I'm hungry. Then I see a sign, a literal one for the restaurant Piripi. I look at the menu and see an abundance of dairy free options and decide to stop in for a bite.

I get the gnocchi. After a few bites, I'm very much pleased with the dairy free pesto and the perfectly cooked chicken. After that, I'm willing to take a risk and order a drink despite my incredible tight budget. I figure one drink is worth a few more nights of subsisting on ramen.

I look over the drink menu and make a choice. The waitress congratulates me on choosing her favorite, the Elderflower G&T. The drink presentation does not disappoint. Served in a wine glass, the sun colored drink has a sprig of rosemary and lemon slice. This drink is good enough to still-life outright, and I start taking pictures. Photos uploaded to my iPad, I steal the sprig from the drink so I can cook the rosemary later.

I enjoy the refreshing, herbal summer cocktail and start planning my next art piece. This drink is a perfect excuse to draw a crone for the first time. A couple weeks later, I finish the Piripi Elderflower Gin and Tonic not because I have to please a client, not because I have to chase a trend but because I want to as an independent artist.

Thank you Piripi for re-inspiring this artist through the power of great accessible food.


All M. J. Star Creation products are printed in United States. Over 80% of products purchase are printed by local small business in the great state of Colorado. It's my goal for all my products to be made in Colorado by the end of 2023. #supportlocal

Museum Quality Print

  • Sunset Watercolor Textured Print
  • Museum-level quality
  • Printed on archival paper that lasts for decades
  • Printed by Boulder Fine Art Reproduction in Lafayette, Colorado

Aluminum Print

Printed on aluminum dibond looks amazing and lasts a lifetime. As it is light it is well-suited also for large formats and art pieces. Colors are highly saturated, even in large monochrome areas. The print is matte and glare-free. The white and bright areas have a faint silky gloss.

  • Matte and glare-free
  • Printed and shipped on demand
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado


  • Canvas frames are made of FSC® certified wood. When not available PEFC or equivalent.
  • 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2") thick frame
  • Shipped in protective packaging and strong boxes to ensure no damage during transportation.
  • Mounting kit included
  • Printed by Boulder Fine Art Reproduction in Lafayette, Colorado


  • Made in USA
  • High-gloss polyester-coated top and excellent color vibrancy so you art looks great
  • 3.75″ X 3.75″
  • Genuine cork bottom finished
  • Printed by Both Sides Design in Mead, Colorado


  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Lightweight
  • Good for indoor and outdoor use
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

Greeting Card

  • Are 4" x 6" when closed
  • Are 8" x 6" when opened
  • Includes an envelope for each card
  • Blank inside so you can include what ever message you want
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

About Piripi

Location: Erie, CO

What to expect: Fine Dining atmosphere, award winning food, lots of Vegan, Gluten free, dairy free options.


Piripi Head Chef/Proprietor Chef Hugo

Born in Cordoba, Argentina, Owner and Executive Chef of Piripi, Hugo Meyer began his culinary journey in Munich, Germany at age seventeen. Since then, Hugo has owned and operated several restaurants internationally. Through his extensive travels and life in Europe, South America and the Caribbean Hugo has developed a palate reflective of his life abroad. His authentic plates showcase local ingredients. Come join us and enjoy a culinary experience through the eyes of a world traveler.

Shipping & Returns

All products made to order in the United States of America. After your order is placed, it can take 3-7 days to get a tracking number.

U.S.A.: Arrives in 5-12 days

Canada: Arrives in 7-20 days

Europe: Arrives in 7-20 days

Elsewhere: Arrives in 10-26 days

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About the Artist

The only thing I enjoy more than eating Colorado food culture is drawing it.

I'm M. J. Star. I moved to Colorado in 2019 and have been drawing digitally for almost 2 decades. In early 2022, I started drawing art that depicts Colorado's rich food and drink culture. I've been traveling the state going to various breweries, wineries, cideries, bars, and restaurants. I try their food and drinks, and transform all of that into art that celebrates Colorado's blossoming local food culture.

My shop features all original art work draw on my mobile tablet.

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