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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 in her methods . Through coding, Libs generates random geometric designs –and then manipulates and refines them further to create a quilt design.

Each quilt ends up being a one-of-a-kind variation of colour, shape and fabric – a fitting metaphor for Canada. “We’re also all these different pieces, shapes and colours,” says Libs, “with different beliefs, customs and values – but we all somehow fit together.”

absolut libs

Her Absolut Canada bottle design – created through the same process as her quilt-making – features traditional Canadian motifs and colours to reflect the pride we all share in this special anniversary. It’s also a fitting way for Absolut to celebrate Canada’s rich heritage while looking forward to what lies ahead of us.

absolut whisky sour

Maple Sour

1.5oz Vodka
1.5oz lemon juice
.5oz maple syrup
.5oz egg whites

Combine all ingredients and dry shake then add ice and shake until chilled. Garnish with a few dashes of angostura bitters.

Campfire Fika

1.5oz Vodka
.5oz Kahlua
.5oz heavily peated scotch
1oz espresso
Simple syrup to taste (up to .5oz)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice then shake until chilled. Fine strain into a cocktail glass rinsed with additional peated scotch and garnish with coffee beans.

Vesper

1.5oz Vodka
1oz Ungava Gin
.5oz Lillet Blanc
Dash of grapefruit bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a grapefruit zest.

absolut fling

Summer Fling

1.5oz
1oz Watermelon Juice
.5oz lemon juice
.5oz simple syrup
Soda

Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake with ice until chilled. Fine strain into a Collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a mint leaf and watermelon ball in the rim of the glass.

absolut berry

Cottage Tea

1.5oz Vodka
0.5oz Lot 40 Rye Whisky
0.5oz Lemon Juice
0.5oz Triple Sec
Top homemade Iced Tea

Build in a Collins glass and garnish with lemon wheel.

Teahouse Vodka Tasting

Events are held every other Wednesday in the Tea Room. Featuring wine, oysters, cheese, chocolate and more, tickets start at $25 per person (not including tax and gratuity) To purchase tickets please call us at 604.669.3281, or stop by the restaurant and speak to our Guest Services.

We look forward to sharing yet another season of exciting tasting events with you.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Wonderful World of Vodka

6:00 – 7:30pm – Tickets are $30 per person

Casey Mckay from Corby Distilleries will be exploring the wondeful world of vodka! Absolut Vodka goes back over 400 years and every single drop of the divine spirit comes from the small village of Ahus in southern Sweden. Since going global in 1979 Absolut Vodka has been proven to create exceptional drinks for any occasion.

The lineup:

Absolut Citron
Absolut Mandarin
absolut Raspberri
Absolut Grapevine

 

The creative bar team at The Teahouse will be shaking up new, fresh summer cocktails along side the talented culinary team preparing canapés!

It will be a fun event! Be sure to book your tickets ahead of time to avoid disappointment! To book your tickets please call us at 604.669.3281.