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…

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…

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…

Mission – Hand Crafted Spirits TSN1410 with Joe Leary

Hand Crafted Spirits Radio Show Checks Out Barteneder Marc Smolenski at Mission in Kitsilano We’re doing some radio again thanks to Joe Leary and TSN1410 on a new show called Hand Crafted Spirits. My segment will involve checking in with a local craft-spirit using bartender along with Joe to find out what’s been shaken and poured…

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE EAST and Cocktails with David Wolowidnyk

Top Five Reasons Why Bombay Sapphire Gin is the Spirit of Summer Yesterday I wrote about how my new Escents Outdoor Survival Kit helped keep the mosquitoes away (although I neglected to use the spray the the day before….and one bit me on the neck….right in my apartment while sleeping…so very rude!) and today I…

$45 cocktail! – Granville Room Launches The 957

The Granville Room Kitchen & Cocktail Bar kicks off summer with the launch of the luxe 957 cocktail, created by resident bar star Trevor Kallies. Crafted in three parts, the ultra-chic 957 blends Hennessy XO and Belvedere vodka and is topped with an aromatic vanilla foam. Adding further personality, the cocktail is crowned with a…