Again, we send our foolhardy photog, Jackie Connelly, deep into the battle-zone on a sure ‘suicide-mission’ to bring back hot reconnaissance of Vancouver’s inspired cocktail scene, and again, she returns with the goods and with nary a scratch.
Here is her report…
^ Habit Lounge & Restaurant ~ Nick Devine
Drink: ‘Sloe Gin’ Fizz, from the Reconstructed Retro Cocktails menu, launching this week.
Description: (as written by Nick) “We have taken a handful of recognizable 70’s cocktails, traditionally made with bad inferior ingredients, and redesigned them using premium, fresh and natural ingredients. We have then deconstructed each recipe and laid our the components ‘bento box’ style, along with shaker and glass, for you to shake and pour your own cocktail. Why? Because drinking is fun…”
^ Chambar ~ Wendy McGuinness
Drink: La Poire Moroccan
Description: Red peppercorn infused tequila with saffrom and sumac steeped apple juice and a dash of Poire William.
^ West Restaurant + Bar ~ David Wolowidnyk
Drink: Kaffir Fling
Description: Inspired by Wyborowa Exquisite Vodka International Cocktail Experience (ICE), the Kaffir Fling was co-created by David Wolowidnyk and Colin MacDougall from West Restaurant during the “Freestyle” competition portion of the ICE program, June 4, 2008. (click to view recipe <–Thanks guys!)
^ Yew Restaurant + Bar ~ Jordan Moore
Drink: Pegu Club
Description: Gin, Cointreau, Lime juice, orange bitters, angostura bitters flamed orange peel. “Originates at a private British club in Rangoon called the Pegu Club during the 1920’s.”
^ Voya ~ Lori Poppe
Drink: Fall of the Medici
Description: Finlandia Vodka, Tuaca, maple syrup, whisky marmalade, topped with Blue Mountain Brut. “The Medici Family ruled the italian underworld with an iron fist for hundreds of years, finally falling apart due to over indulgence. This cocktail paired with Voya Pastry Chef Maurizio Persichino’s orange amaretti cookie is about enjoying the finest things in life. I created this cocktail to enhance the almond, orange and biscuit notes in the Finlandia Vodka.”