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Long Table: Craft Distilling (Finally) Comes to Vancouver

by Tim Pawsey 02.25.2013

Today marks a truly auspicious occasion in the sometimes murky history of Vancouver’s liquor trade. Long Table Distillery officially opens its doors—marking the launch of the city’s first distillery in several decades. The path to pulling the wraps off the converted warehouse hasn’t been easy. “And nobody said it would be,” says owner and distiller Charles Tremewen, who with his wife Rita [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Nelson’s Blood

by Gerry Jobe 02.01.2013

This cocktail combines two of my loves: A great Tiki creation and a great story to go with it. The tale behind the name is such: After the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Horatio Nelson’s body was preserved in a cask of rum and brought back to England. When they opened the cask to remove the [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Mccallister Sour

by Gerry Jobe 01.11.2013

Matt “Magic” Majid (currently behind the wood at Hyde) is a bit of a bartending Macgyver; Matt’s the type of guy who walks into a gas station while on a road trip, and walks out with a hodgepodge of items that once everyone gets back to the hotel, he transforms into syrups and tinctures which [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Scorpion Bowl

by Gerry Jobe 11.02.2012

When I was in Jamaica, I asked 14 of the international bartenders I was with to give me their philosophy in 30 seconds. Josh Ivanovic (at the time Bar Manager of Milk&Honey London) responded “Drink Daquiris and Margaritas, and pour Blue Drinks” I scoffed at this thinking he was joking. He responded “No, seriously… they’re [...]

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Friday Cocktail: “Guns N’ Roses

by Gerry Jobe 10.19.2012

“Shrubs” are a great ingredient for cocktails. The unlikely combination of vinegar and fruit gives bartenders another option when considering ways to intensify flavours for cocktails. The Practice of creating shrubs began in the 16th century in England, as wine smugglers used to hide their cargo in the ocean and then once retrieved would add [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Basil Amaretto Sour

by Gerry Jobe 09.14.2012

There is nothing like a great Amaretto Sour. For a bartender, it gives Amaretto a purpose if you will, a right to sit next to the small-batch bourbons and select amaros. It allows Amaretto to wander from it’s circle of friends in the “specialty coffee” district and hang with the cool kids over in “real [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Killer Tomato

by Gerry Jobe 08.24.2012

I hate Caesars. I’ve tried to like them, I make a damn good one, I just cant bring myself to “enjoy” one. I went on a 2 week Caesar hunt a couple of years ago, and I recognized that as much as I try, I will never be enamored enough to truly crave, nor enjoy [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Pisco Sour

by Gerry Jobe 07.20.2012

I always get asked the question, “What is Pisco?”  Pisco is a grape brandy produced in Peru and Chile. Both Peru and Chile claim that they invented the Pisco Sour, and therefore, it is the national drink of both countries. In actuality, The Pisco sour was invented by American barman Victor Vaughn Morris in 1921 [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Apricot Crusta

by Gerry Jobe 07.06.2012

The Brandy Crusta is an important cocktail as it took the original cocktail formula of bitters, water, sugar and base spirit and incorporated citrus as an ingredient. Historians consider the Brandy Crusta to be the “Missing Link” between “Bittered Slings” and Modern Cocktails. This cocktail is the forefather to the Sidecar as well as the [...]

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Friday Cocktail: PIMM’S No.1 CUP

by Gerry Jobe 06.08.2012

Sometimes simplicity is key. When it comes to a no-frills patio cocktail, it’s hard to make any argument against the trustworthy Pimm’s Cup. First produced in 1823 by Jame’s Pimm of London, it was originally served in a vessel known as the “No. 1 Cup.” Since it’s inception, it has become the official beverage of [...]

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Cocktail Alert! Product Salon & Zero-Proof Competition

by Editor 06.03.2012

The Canadian Professional Bartenders Association is proud to announce two events this coming week, both occurring at Legacy Liquor Store in Athlete’s Village simultaneously, and open to all consumers and the public: ZERO-PROOF COCKTAIL COMPETITION, BY GIFFARD Date: Jun 5, 2012 Time: Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:30 pm Venue: 1633 Manitoba Street Phone: 604.331.7900 Email: info@legacyliquorstore.com [...]

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Friday Cocktail: “Mickey Rourke”

by Gerry Jobe 05.18.2012

On a recent trip to Vancouver, I had the privilege to climb the stairs high above Save-On-Meats and witness the makeshift Boxing-Gym for the service industry known affectionately as “The Meat Locker.” Inside, skipping rope and sweating up a storm was a veritable “Who’s-Who” of the Vancouver Service industry training for “Aprons for Gloves” a [...]

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