The Alchemist Fall/Winter 2019

Thirsty for cocktail and spirits news? You’re in luck—the fall/winter issue of The Alchemist is out this week.

The Up to Date cocktail, created by Homer Street Cafe lead bartender Rob Scope. Dan Toulgoet photo

As the days get colder and shorter, we turn to dark spirits, deep flavours and slow-sipping cocktails, the kinds of drinks best enjoyed over thoughtful conversation.

Here at The Alchemist, we’re fans of prepping for the holiday season not only with great cocktail ideas, but great ideas in general. In Hey, Bartender, Alex Black encourages us to take the mental health of our hospitality workers more seriously. Gail Johnson samples vegan cocktails that are as kind to our animal friends as they are enjoyable for us. Charlene Rooke looks at how producers are supporting each other through clever collaborations. And our tasting panel has a lively debate about the merits of American vs Canadian rye whisky.

Meanwhile, Tim Pawsey catches up with Frank Deiter, the craft distiller who kickstarted the B.C. industry, Justin Taylor explains how to build a great party punch and, whether your taste runs bitter or bubbly, we offer great drink ideas for all your holiday entertaining.

Pick up a free copy before they’re gone! Find The Alchemist in select distilleries, cocktail bars and independent liquor stores across B.C. Or make sure you never miss an issue, and subscribe right here.

—The Alchemist Magazine

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