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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 claims to be the cocktail’s birthplace, the very spot that Ernest Hemmingway’s sipped on this drink. The African slaves working in the Cuban sugar cane fields created the drink from sugar cane alcohol and it made it’s way to the bar.


The other story we’ve found involves Sir Francis Drake. He came to Cuba for the gold and at the time his crew was plagued with scurvy. Local South American Indians were consulted and recommended aguarediente de cana, mint leaves, and the juices from sugar cane and limes as a cure. Afterwards an “El Draque” cocktail was seen in Cuba, with those very ingredients, named after Drake. Either way we’re happy to sip one and salute all of those who contributed to this muddled and mixed creation!

Here’s one from Bacardi, a readily available rum that often sits on our shelf.

Bacardí Cardamom Mojito

2 parts Bacardí Superior
1 part cardamom syrup (1/4 cup cardamom pods, 1 lit boiling water and equal volume of sugar)
6 mint leafs
1 part fresh lime juice

Method: In a highball glass, muddle mint leaves with cardamom syrup and lime juice. Blend in rum. Fill glass with crushed ice and top with soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Events for August at the BCLDB


Looking for something to fun to do this Summer? Check out our special events this month! It’s fun-packed with events like Wines from Southern Italy featuring the finest wines Italy has to offer paired with authentic Italian food and West Coast Delights Cooking Demonstration with TASTE food stylist Lawren Moneta to bring out the chef in you! And don’t forget our Savvy Sippers BC Wines event with our talented Product Consultants–discover and taste the wonderful selection of BC’s top wines, perfect to share during your summer patio party.


 Thursday, August 4:  4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Savvy Sippers: BC Wines

Join our Product Consultants for a taste of the West Coast! Enjoy delicious local BC wines, paired with mouth-watering West Coast inspired appetizers.

Friday, August 5:  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Canadian Club:  Boardwalk Empire Prohibition Cocktails

Canadian Club is proudly featured in the new HBO series, Boardwalk Empire! Join a local mixologist and learn how to make ‘Prohibition’ themed cocktails. Enjoy these cocktails with appetizers catered by the Glowbal Group.

Saturday, August 6:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bailey’s: Deliciously Chilled

Escape the summer heat and come inside to the Cambie Kitchen to enjoy a Baileys Shiver. A delicious summer cool down and a fun new way to enjoy Baileys.

Thursday, August 11:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wines from Southern Italy

Discover the flare of Southern Italy! Join members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Cambie Kitchen to taste Italy’s finest wines. The wines will be paired with delicious authentic Italian appetizers.

Friday, August 12:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bacardi Superior

Shake it up this summer with a cool refreshing Bacardi cocktail. Learn from the Bacardi mixologist team how to make outstanding drinks paired with delicious bite sized appetizers.

 Saturday, August 13:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Summer of Malibu

Join the Malibu team this summer and learn how to mix up a refreshing Malibu cocktail!  Cool down with these fresh drinks and savor delicious appetizers catered by the Donnelly Hospitality Group.

Wednesday, August 17:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

West Coast Delights Cooking Demonstration

Join TASTE Magazine food stylist Lawren Moneta as she prepares amazing west coast inspired dishes. The Cooking demonstration includes four delicious appetizers paired with wine by our own Product Consultants and a recipe booklet to recreate these dishes at your next summer party. Tickets are $20 each and available to purchase at the 39th & Cambie customer service desk. Email events@bcliquorstores.com to reserve your seats now! (Only 24 seats available)

Thursday, August 18:  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Classic Cocktails

Head down to the Cambie Kitchen and taste some inspiring Japanese recipes paired with classics cocktails of Cointreau, St. Remy and Gekkeikan. Learn to make amazing cocktails that will impress all of your friends at your next party.

Friday, August 19:   4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Smirnoff – It’s time to start the weekend!

It’s time to start the weekend with Smirnoff! Join the on-site mixologist and learn fun, simple vodka cocktail recipes, paired with delicious appetizers.

Saturday, August 20:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Kahlua Chillaccino

Impress your friends by mixing the perfect Chillaccino! Sip on this delicious cocktail paired with authentic Spanish tapas.

Thursday, August 25:  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

To Enjoying Summer to the Last Drop

Celebrate your outdoor summer fun with Yellow Tail! Enjoy tasting a variety of Yellow Tail’s finest wines paired with an assortment of appetizers for all your summer outdoor gatherings.

Friday, August 26:  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Budweiser BBQ Event

Join Vancouver’s rising star Chef Kayti Coughlin as she prepares this Summer’s best mini sliders! Discover her unique BBQ techniques as you sip on the light crisp beer of Budweiser.

Saturday, August 27:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Stoneleigh Wines

Unearth the beautiful wines of Stoneleigh. Come and discover these crisp, flavoursome wines paired with savory appetizers.

All events are free of charge and located at 39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store except where noted. Details are accurate as of press time but are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit or contact 39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store at 5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver (604-660-9463).

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