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High & Dry Cocktail

Inspired by a Negroni Sbagliato, this bright and floral High & Dry cocktail from Kaitlyn Stewart, Manager at Royal Dinette in Vancouver (and 2017 Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year), is the perfect crowd-pleasing aperitif   High & Dry…

Levante Cocktail

Named after the hot, dry winds that blow through the sherry-producing regions of Spain, Breanne Belitski's, (Head Bartender at Little Oak Bar in Halifax), simple sherry-based Levante cocktail tastes like an elegant updated martini.   Levante Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 11⁄2 oz London Dry…

Harvest Wish Cocktail

Pantry staples are elevated to new heights in this fuss-free and fruity rye-based drink from cocktail-master Evelyn Chick, Bar Manager at Pretty Ugly Toronto   Harvest Wish Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 11⁄2 oz Amontillado sherry 1oz Lot40 100% Canadian rye 1⁄2 oz…

Tonton Rémi

Tonton Rémi

The Tonton Rémi combines aromatic Calvados, gin and lemon with a subtle brown butter-roasted butternut squash syrup to deliver the true taste of fall in Québec.


It's the perfect martini for summer quaffing thanks to the bright and bracing flavour courtesy of tart, citrusy grapefruit bitters and zest.  INGREDIENTS 3 parts Elit Vodka 1⁄4 part dry vermouth 3 dashes grapefruit bitters grapefruit zest METHOD Stir in…

Herradura Horseshoe Margarita

INGREDIENTS 2 parts Tequila Herradura® 1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice 3⁄4 part agave nectar 1 lime wedge (garnish) METHOD Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over…

Le Trou

Le Trou cocktail will warm you right up by combining maple syrup, Calvados and cedar infusion.
Rhubarb Gin Shrub

Newfoundland Rhubarb Gin Shrub

For this Rhubarb Gin Shrub, I use Newfoundland Distillery Seaweed Gin, made at a new distillery in Clarke’s Beach using juniper, Newfoundland savory—prized for its distinct avour—and dulse. The Third Place tonic syrup is made here in St. John’s. The…

Caesar’s Ghost

If you are an informed consumer, with taste, you more than likely prefer the flavour of fresh, ripe, locally farmed tomatoes to that of their pulpy brethren, intensively reared, laced with chemicals, pulverized and preserved in a can. You’d probably…

Spiced Brandied Apple

Festive Spirits: Spiced Brandied Apple

It doesn't get any more festive than this holiday-perfect cocktail from BarChef's Frankie Solarik. In our dreams, we're enjoying his Spiced Brandied Apple cocktail while sitting beside a fire on a snowy afternoon.  That said, we'd be happy to sip…

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