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Cocktail Culture

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Friday Cocktail: Missionary’s Downfall

by Gerry Jobe 05.04.2012

(Photos courtesy of Spatulamedia) In Feburary, we hosted a “Trader”Vic Bergeron VS. Donn “The Beachcomber” Beach “Tiki Title Bout” as part of our Liquid Sundays program at RauDZ. While Trader Vic emerged victorious by a landslide, the consensus among our guests was that this cocktail was the best of the night. Created by Donn “The […]

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Friday Cocktail: “Lucien Gaudin”

by Gerry Jobe 04.20.2012

If the Negroni, for bartenders, is the “Breakfast of Champions,” then the “Lucien Gaudin” is what’s for dinner. This cocktail was named for the French fencing champion who won four gold, and two silver medals in the Olympics between 1920-1928. By substituting white vermouth and Cointreau for the Negroni’s sweet vermouth, the cocktail gains a […]

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Friday Cocktail: “The Old Kraken”

by Gerry Jobe 03.02.2012

(Photos courtesy of Spatulamedia) This variation on The Old Fashioned came to be from a conversation with fellow barman Micah Jensen. While creating drinks for our cocktail list we pondered what Mickey, Rocky’s Trainer would drink. We asked “What would Mickey’s cocktail be? What if Mickey and Quint from Jaws sat down at an old […]

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From the Inside – Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver 2012

by Trevor Kallies 02.28.2012

(Image courtesy of Lauren Mote) What a whirlwind week we are just finishing. Tales of the Cocktail, an institution in New Orleans for the past 9 years has once again returned to Vancouver for its second ever trip away from home. I wrote a play by play of last year’s events back in March, you […]

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Friday Cocktail: “Tai Fighter”

by Gerry Jobe 02.10.2012

(Photos courtesy of Spatulamedia) The Mai Tai cocktail originally appeared on Don the Beachcomber’s menu in 1933. It was one of his least popular cocktails and it soon disappeared off of his list. 11 years later, his arch rival, Trader Vic Bergeron concocted a drink that he hoped would rival the Old Fashioned in its […]

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Winter PR Cocktail

by Editor 02.03.2012

SOCIETY set to host “Pink Shirt Day” anti-bullying luncheon; Haywire: Will the home team take the gold medal?; Blue Water Cafe’s 8th Annual Unsung Heroes Festival; Get to know Quails’ Gate Winery at CRU dinner; Hawksworth Restaurant celebrates the return of Tales of the Cocktail; Kale and Nori present: La Belle Epoque Dinner at Legacy […]

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Agave Spirits Featured at Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver

by Eric Lorenz 02.01.2012

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver is right around the corner, taking place February 12-15.  At this second annual installment of the satellite event of New Orleans’ own Tales of the Cocktail, tequila and mezcal will figure prominently.  Charlotte Voisey, Iván Saldaña, and your very own agave correspondent will be presenting an entertaining and educating seminar […]

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The Hanky Panky

by Shaun Layton 01.20.2012

From 1903 through to 1926, Ada Coleman, or as her regulars called her, “Coley”, worked the bar at the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar in London. She was a very talented bartender who proceeded the great, Harry Craddock, who in 1924 would come over the pond from America to manage the Savoy. Six years later he […]

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Summer Love and Tequila Cocktails at Market

by Rick Green 08.27.2011

As part of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association’s August Summer Love promotion, MARKET by Jean-Georges has been featuring a weekly cocktail tasting every Thursday at 9:00pm. For $25, guests received an appetizer and five tasting-size cocktails created by lead bartender, Jay Jones. I learned that for MARKET’s last Summer Love Cocktail Tasting, Jones was […]

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Alcohol

by Todd Caldecott 05.18.2011

At the height of summer when the branches weigh heavy with fruit and the wafting sweetness saturates the air, the wild yeasts have already begun to feed. These ubiquitous fungi found on the skins ferment the fruit sugars to provide them with the energy needed for their growth and reproduction, and in so doing, just […]

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Cocktail Kitchen Series 2 – Sake vs. Japan

by paulkamon 05.04.2011

(Images courtesy of Rick Green) The second installment of The Refinery’s Cocktail Kitchen season 2 brought Granville Island’s Masa Shiroki and his Osake brand sake to the bar. His unfiltered small-batch produced premium sake and imports were the main ingredients in competition cocktails that were paired with an all-Japanese menu created by Ben de Champlain […]

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Last Call for Tales of the Cocktail – 20 Tickets Available

by Editor 03.13.2011

For anyone interested in attending the Tales of the Cocktail, there are 20 tickets still available for purchase. This three-day festival will feature six seminars, held at the beautiful Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, from some of the world’s top mixologists, as well as opening and closing events. The inaugural seminars at Tales of the Cocktail […]

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