Coffee with a Kick: DIY Coffee Cocktails this International Coffee Day

Celebrating the Nations Favourite Beverage with an Alcohol Twist! Canada Loves Coffee   According to the Coffee Association of Canada, the Canadian coffee industry is worth a staggering $6.2 billion, supports over a huge 170,000 jobs and imports from over 30 developing countries. Additionally, two thirds of adult Canadians enjoy at least one cup of … Read moreCoffee with a Kick: DIY Coffee Cocktails this International Coffee Day

KICKING OFF PRIDE Royal Dinette puts on a Big Gay Luau on August 2nd

Royal Dinette(905 Dunsmuir Street) kicks off Pride on Thursday, August 2, 2018 with a Big Gay Luau. The celebratory evening features Hawaiian-style barbecue dishes and Tiki drinks by executive chef Eva Chin and bar director Kaitlyn Stewart – both of whom are members of the LGBTQ2 community. “Both Eva and I really wanted to do … Read moreKICKING OFF PRIDE Royal Dinette puts on a Big Gay Luau on August 2nd

CROWBAR INTRODUCES LOCAL CRAFT CIDER PROGRAM,  NEW SEASONAL DISHES AND COCKTAILS

Crowbar is springing into warmer months with seasonally-inspired dishes and cocktails, as well as a new craft cider program. Combined with upcoming celebrations for Crowbar’s two-year anniversary on July 4, the popular Fraserhood eatery has become a festive hub perfect for whiling away longer summer nights. In keeping with the turn of the seasons, Crowbar’s Chef Justin Ell has … Read moreCROWBAR INTRODUCES LOCAL CRAFT CIDER PROGRAM,  NEW SEASONAL DISHES AND COCKTAILS

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Paris Block Negroni

Tuc Craft Kitchen ‘Paris Block Negroni’   Negroni Week kicks off this week and runs from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to collect some recipes from local bartenders who will be … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Paris Block Negroni

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – The Dahlia

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar presents their unique Negroni cocktail – The Dahlia Negroni     Negroni Week kicks off this week and runs from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – The Dahlia

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Ahoy Hoy

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar ‘Ahoy Hoy’   Negroni Week kicks off this week and runs from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to collect some recipes from local bartenders who will … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Ahoy Hoy

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Le Trompeur

TABLEAU BAR BISTRO “LE TROMPEUR”    Negroni Week runs this week from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to collect some recipes from local bartenders who will be slinging their own unique … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Le Trompeur

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings The Duchess and The Queen

Homer Street Café “The Duchess and the Queen” Negroni Week runs this week from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to collect some recipes from local bartenders who will be slinging their … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings The Duchess and The Queen

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Basilisk Negroni

Wildebeest Basilisk Negroni   Negroni Week kicks off this week and runs from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to collect some recipes from local bartenders who will be slinging their own … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Basilisk Negroni

Negroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Sunday Morning

Juke Fried Chicken & Ribs Negroni Week kicks off this week and runs from June 4 to 10. There are more than 60 venues participating in Vancouver this year and we’ve teamed up with seven of the hottest, trendiest bars, restaurants, cafés and bistros to collect some recipes from local bartenders who will be slinging their … Read moreNegroni Week one of our #FavouriteThings – Sunday Morning

FEEL THE LOVE AT CROWBAR WITH A DECADENT VALENTINE’S DINNER

    A romance themed cocktail sets the mood  while an intimate share-style feast satisfies the senses   Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy indulgent dining, unique cocktails and cozy spaces. Crowbar offers all three with an exclusive dining experience that even Cupid would covet, perfect for couples seeking a memorable meal in a low-key … Read moreFEEL THE LOVE AT CROWBAR WITH A DECADENT VALENTINE’S DINNER

Winter Holiday Slaughternog recipe – L’Abattoir

  ‘L’Abattoir Slaughternog’     INGREDIENTS: 45 mL Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon 15 mL Sons of Vancouver Amaretto 15 mL Lemon Juice 15 mL Orange Juice 20 mL Honey Water (1 part honey to 1 part water) 15 mL Cream 2 dashes Bittered Sling Malagasy Chocolate Bitters 1 Whole Egg METHOD: Combine all ingredients … Read moreWinter Holiday Slaughternog recipe – L’Abattoir

#TasteofThursday Tall Truth Cocktail recipe courtesy of Tacofino

    ‘Tall Truth’ Cocktail     Get your greens this patio season with this thirst-quenching iced tea cocktail. Ideal for a warm summer’s day, the approachable drink delivers a complex flavour and a bright green hue – plus it’s packed with antioxidants.  The citrusy lemon and sweet agave syrup help to balance out the … Read more#TasteofThursday Tall Truth Cocktail recipe courtesy of Tacofino

Make Mine A Double: Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition Spills Over Into Second Day and New Venue

  The city’s top bartenders will compete for the Boothby Julep Trophy and $1,000 cash prize at Reflections atop The Hotel Georgia on Friday, July 21   After four years as the anchor to one of Vancouver’s premier summer events, the 5th Annual Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition has outgrown its traditional venue at the Grandstand … Read moreMake Mine A Double: Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition Spills Over Into Second Day and New Venue

#TasteofThursday cocktail for your personal Happy Hour

‘Let the Beet Drop’ Cocktail   This cocktail combines the smoky flavour of mezcal with the earthy taste of the beet juice. With the sweet and spicy blend of the Blood Orange Shrub infused with Thai chillis, this cocktail is a vibrant alternative to a classic margarita. Ingredients: 1.0 oz Los Siete Misterios Mezcal 0.5 … Read more#TasteofThursday cocktail for your personal Happy Hour

Cocktail Pairing for Plum Clafoutis #TasteofThursday

Pairing Notes: Paired with an Amber Brandy Fizz General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Plum Clafoutis with the light and creamy cocktail, Amber Brandy Fizz by Bar Manager Satoshi Yonemori and notes the benefit of adjusting sweetness to find harmony with a dessert. Amber Brandy Fizz Cocktail Method: Shake INGREDIENTS 30ml   … Read moreCocktail Pairing for Plum Clafoutis #TasteofThursday

Embracing the Summer of Spritz

Summer is fleeting so when the sun is sizzling my skin and I’m wiping the sweat from my brow rather than complain I’m open to cooling suggestions. One welcome recommendation this year comes from the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in the form of its Aperol Spritz cocktail. Festive with its bright orange colour, the Aperol … Read moreEmbracing the Summer of Spritz

Salute! to #NegroniWeek

While Negroni Week was first presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, I hadn’t heard about it until this year. What a great idea to celebrate one of the great classic cocktails while raising money for charitable causes around the world. “From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating bars … Read moreSalute! to #NegroniWeek