The Alchemist Spring/Summer 2023

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In the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of The Alchemist, we have everything you need to enjoy the warm and sunny days ahead.

Summer’s sun-soaked patios are calling, and that means it’s Margarita season. In this issue, YVR Barfly rounds up come of our favourite Margs in the city (with recipes, of course), while our bartender friends share their tequila recommendations and, in Home Bar, Matthew Benevoli demonstrates how to make a chili syrup/liqueur that adds sizzle to any cocktail, but especially Margaritas.

Slushy, rocks, classic, creative, salt rim or not: Did we mention we really, really love Margaritas?

Summer is also the season for road trips and there’s no better time to get out and get exploring. (But if you’re driving, stay safe and don’t be drinking.) Alexandra Gill takes us on a tour of Winnipeg’s best cocktail bars, while Reece Sims meanders along the new Pacific Northwest Whisky Trail. Doris Sun ventures even farther and checks out the 1930s grandeur of the Surf Club in Miami.

Also: In Still Life, Charlene Rooke samples savoury spirits. Allie Turner hangs out with the master storytellers behind the bar at Suyo Modern Peruvian. We shake up some mid-century classics. And we offer plenty of cocktail recipes for you to try at home.

Plus we take a look back at the second annual Vancouver Cocktail Week presented by The Alchemist. It’s not too soon to start planning for next year, so mark your calendars for March 3 to 9, 2024, and check here for the latest news.

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