Hand Crafted Spirits on TSN140 – Dylan Williams at H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Tiki-themed and Classic Cocktails at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 For the latest Crafted Spirits Show on TSN1410 I interview Dylan Williams over some well-designed cocktails and happy hour eats at the newly opened H2 Rotisserie & Bar in the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Trader Vic’s was one of my favourite stops in the city back in the…

Hand Crafted Spirits on TSN140 – Carissa Campeotto Black Bamboo

Juice-forward cocktails with Carissa Campeotto from Black Bamboo Joe Leary and I taped another episode of my segment, Good Life Vancouver, part of his TSN1410 Hand Crafted Spirits Show, this time with Carissa Campeotto from Black Bamboo, a new pop-up! Listen to the segment here: From the release…. The city’s newest pop-up experience, Black Bamboo, is ready…

Pride Cocktail Crawl Fundraiser For Dr. Peter Aids Foundaion

Drink Up For Charity, Pride-Themed Cocktails Benefit the Dr. Peter Centre Start celebrating as until August 6, dozens of bars and restaurants across Vancouver will shake up an array of signature cocktails in celebration of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. I’m feeling rather thirsty already! Scroll down for a cocktail recipe featuring Long Table Distillery…

BC Blueberry Cocktails

Mix Up Some BC Blueberry Cocktails With These Local Libations It’s BC Blueberry season and there’s plenty of berries this year. They’re great in muffins, salads, in pies, sauces jams, and, of course, cocktails! There’s even a locally made Blueberry Vodka made with Bremner’s Blueberries by Marcus Von Albrecht at XFour Vodka(they’re also a client…

National Daiquiri Day – Original Daiquiri Recipe

Original Daiquiri And a History Lesson The Daiquiri is a member of the sour family of cocktails. A sour is  composed of a base spirit, a sweet ingredient, and a a sour ingredient. In the case of the Daiquiri, those elements are rum ), lime juice and sugar. 2oz Bacardi Carta Blanca 1oz fresh lime…

Mojito Day is July 11 – Chill Out With One

Mix Up a Cardamon Mojito With Bacardi We often mix up Mojito and have mint readily available on our balcony at GLV headquarters! So, what is a Mojito and why do you need one? Mojito’s were born in Cuba, but there’s often arguments over the actual inventor.  “La Bodeguita del medio”, a restaurant in Havana, Cuba…

Absolut Vodka Canada Day Cocktails

Mix Up Some Absolut – ly Delicious Cocktails For Canada Day To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Absolut collaborated on a limited edition bottle with Canadian textile artist Libs Elliott and I was fortunate enough to be sent one to play with.  Through her quilts, she’s revitalizing a craft with a deep legacy by incorporating modern technology…

Hand Crafted Spirits on TSN1410 – RauDZ Pistachio Rose Gimlet

Chatting Cocktails With Danielle Jeckel at RauDZ in Kelowna We were up in Kelowna several times this spring for our wedding planning and festivities (no I won’t shut up about that yet) and I met up with bartender Danielle Jeckel of RauDZ restaurant for an interview about their cocktail program. This Kelowna favourite has superb…

National Iced Tea Day Cocktail With Teapigs

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day with Real Tea-infused Cocktails Every day is National something or other day and June 10th just happens to be National Iced Tea Day.  I’ve kind of forgotten about iced tea as I don’t like those sugary versions, but I’m definitely going to make it at home and use it in…

Gin and Tonic Day With Bombay Sapphire East

Gin and Tonic With Bombay Sapphire East What’s in your glass today? April 9th is national gin and tonic day, so why not mix one up, hit the patio and catch some of the sunshine we are currently experiencing, and quickly before it disappears! The army of the British East India Company is credited with the creation…