In the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of The Alchemist, we look back at our first Vancouver Cocktail Week, and look forward to an exciting summer of product launches, parties and openings.
Despite our anxieties over the pandemic, VCW 2022, held March 6 to 10, was a huge success, not just because we had so many great events (65 of them!), but because everyone was so darn happy to be out and about and socializing, many for the first time in two years. See our look back at the festival in this issue—with a hint of what’s to come in 2023.
VCW has ushered in a busy spring and summer, with plenty of exciting new openings on the calendar. In this issue, Allie Turner visits three of Vancouver’s coolest new cocktail-forward establishments. And there are more to come!
Also in this issue: In Still Life, Charlene Rooke samples made-in B.C. baijiu, YVR Barfly learns how to pair food with cocktails and Doris Sun visits Dante West Village. Home Bar columnist Matthew Benevoli shows us how to make a cordial that will step up your Gimlet game (and other cocktails, too). Our tasting panel samples summer’s best spirits. And we offer our biggest selection yet of cocktail recipes for you to try at home.
Plus we cover all the latest spirited news from here and around the world, and offer a complete guide to B.C.’s distilleries.
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