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Guy Stowell Mixes Up Cocktails MadeWithLove

Guy Stowell at Cocktail Tasting at O5 Tea

To prep for tonight’s MadeWithLove cocktail competition, Bartender and Moon Shine Tastings owner Guy Stowell entertained some of our readers at O5 Tea on West 4th.

O5 Tea

His cocktails were superb and focused on Tequila, Rum and Campari! Here’s a couple of the recipes.

Moon Shine Tastings

Smashed Jimador

1.5 oz 1800 Tequila
1oz lime
3/4 oz ginger syrup
Sprig rosemary
3 dash fee brother old fashioned bitters
Method – Muddle rosmary shake and fine strain into martini glass. Garnish with a sprig if rosemary.



5 dried cranberries
2 blackberries
1.5 oz Appletons rum
1/2 oz amaretto
1 oz lime
20 ml sugar syrup
Top with 05 Kombucha

Shake and strain all ingredients except kombucha in a tall glass over ice, top with kombucha and garnish with cranberries and blackberries.

Quiche and black sesame dumplings and chocolate kept us from sliding off the chairs.

Hope to see you all at MadeWithLove tonight!

Evelyn Chick’s Ladies in L’voire – Cointreau

The second best winning cocktailEvelyn Chick just placed in Madmoiselle Cointreau, the search for the best Canadian female bartender with this Cointreau-based cocktail.

Ladies in L’voire
1.5 oz Cointreau
.25 oz green chartreuse
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz lemon juice
2 dashes angostura
3 dashes housemade rosemary tincture
1 tbsp bergamot sorbet

Shake in perlini, charge with CO2 and serve in a punch cup garnish with sprig of rosemary

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail A Thorn Among Kings

thorn kings cocktailSt. Patrick’s Day calls for all things Irish. We’ll be noshing on some corned beef and cabbage, and sipping good Irish Whiskey. This Irish Whiskey Cocktail is brought to us by Trevor Kallies of Donnelly Group.

A new-style of Irish whiskey cocktail:

A Thorn Among Kings
2oz Red Breast Irish Whiskey
1oz Dubonnet
2 Dash Angostura bitters
1/4oz La Fee Absinthe (rinse the glass)
1oz cherry juice

A twist on a Blackthorn cocktail. Add all ingredients to a cocktail mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled and well mixed. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with orange zest.


Photo by Fred Fung

Summer Sippers and Hot Tracks at Red Card

Stylish Venue Introduces Daily Features and Weekend DJs
Escape the summer heat with cool cocktail features and the latest beats by some of Vancouver’s top DJ’s at Red Card. There’s a drink perfectly crafted for every night of the week all summer long in this super chic, air conditioned downtown venue. The cocktails featured are both classic and inventive, and the weekend addition of live DJ’s makes Red Card the place to be for a ladies night out or to just chill with good friends.

Red Card’s new feature cocktails are only $6.00, making it tempting to have more than just one round. On MINT Mondays, guests can sip Mojitos and the “Why Me?” cocktail, a blend of Absolut Vanilla, vanilla liqueur, lime juice and lemonade. TOTALLY Tuesdays are all about the new Red Card Cooler: a mix of Absolut Apeach, peach liqueur, muddled mint, peach puree and cranberry juice. On WICKED Wednesdays, Red Card ingeniously mixes Collins cocktails with vodka or gin. TEMPTING Thursdays feature traditional sours, and T.G.I.Friday’s kick off the weekend with its vixen iced teas, such as Long Island, Long Beach, Tokyo and Electric Blue. SANGRIA Saturdays play a tribute to a classic love with red and white wine sangria.

End your weekend off right with CAESAR Sundays, where the Red Card team serve’s up Sean’s Caesar and the Red Card Caesar with basil- and caper-infused vodka, wasabi and a hint of balsamic vinegar.

For those who love their beers, Red Card has it covered with their daily feature pints at only $5.00. Serving food until 1am and drinks until 2am, Red Card is the perfect spot for late-night nibbles, and a great night.

About Red Card
Set in a beautifully-restored heritage building, Red Card offers a dramatic, contemporary and elegant environment in which to enjoy your favourite sports game, or just a great night on the town with friends. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional techniques, Executive Chef Andreas Wechselberger has created an Italian-inspired menu with a wide variety of dishes to choose from, and all executed to the highest standards.

Red Card features some of the city’s top DJs on weekends to spin some live tunes from 9pm to 2am.

Red Card is located at 900 Seymour Street, adjacent to Moda Hotel, on the corner of Seymour and Smithe Streets, in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. For more information visit:


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Tales of the Cocktail – 2009 Official Cocktail: The Creole Julep

cocktail_1Maksym Pazuniak, a mixologist at Rambla and Cure, won over the judges with his balanced and well-layered julep featuring Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum, Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb, Captain Morgan 100 Proof Rum, Fee Brothers Peach Bitters, Angostura Bitters, fresh mint, and Demerara sugar.

“The Mint Julep was the drink that put American mixology on the map, the thing that foreigners pointed to when they wanted to say something nice about the rough-and-tumble new nation on the western shore of the Atlantic. And originally, like most American inventions, it allowed for plenty of individuality and improvisation. With this contest, the Julep is back,” says
author and cocktail historian David Wondrich.

The Creole Julep
Created by Maksym Pazuniak, Rambla/Cure

2 1/4 oz. Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
1/2 oz. Clement Creole Shrubb
1/4 oz. Captain Morgan 100 Rum
2 dashes Fee Bros. Peach bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
8-10 mint leaves
1 Demerara Sugar Cube

Maksym’s cocktail will be served throughout Tales of the Cocktail, July 8-12 and will be featured in the summer issue of Culinary Concierge Magazine and on CocktailTimes.com.

The second place cocktail was the Joie de Julep, created by Corey Bunnewith of Drink. The third place cocktail was the Ginger Peach Julep, created by Wayne Curtis, a freelance journalist.

Tales of the Cocktail has also collaborated with The Liquid Muse Virgin Mixology and Fre Alcohol Removed Wines to offer the festival’s second annual official non-alcoholic cocktail, which is also a Julep. The Sassy Southern Belle will be the official nonalcoholic cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail and will be served at several of their signature events.

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