Licor 43 Carajillo

Licor 43 Carajillo as served at the VCW23 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

The most refreshing combination of coffee and Licor 43 perfect for any occasion!

• 50 ml Licor 43 Original
• 50 ml espresso or cold brew coffee

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Sunset

Sunset cocktail. Getty Images photo

This twist on the scotch classic is created by David Wolowidnyk.

1 oz Glenfarclas 17-year

1 oz Marsala

0.5 oz Bénédictine liqueur

2 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: orange peel, shortbread

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Courvoisier Gala

Courvoisier Gala cocktail, as served at the VCW23 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

Courvoisier VS combines with sparkling citrus soda to dress up any occasion

• 1.75 oz Courvoisier VS

• 4-5 oz of sweetened citrus soda (lemon or grapefruit are preferred)

• Garnish: Citrus wheel

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Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns cocktail. Getty Images photo

The origins of this classic are lost to time, but it emerged in the early 20th century, its name an homage to the famed Scottish poet Robert Burns.

1 oz blended scotch whisky

1 oz sweet vermouth

0.5 oz Bénédictine liqueur

Garnish: lemon peel

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Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré. Getty Images photo

The classic, invented at the Monteleone Hotel in 1930s New Orleans.

0.75 oz rye whisky

0.75 oz Cognac

0.75 oz sweet vermouth

0.5 oz Bénédictine liqueur

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Garnish: lemon twist

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A rose by another name

A Rose By Another Name as served at the Vancouver Cocktail Week 2023 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

An opulent, dense, spirit-forward cocktail

• 1 oz CAMPARI

• 1 oz Scotch Whiskey

• 0.75 oz Tawny Port

• 0.5 oz Peated Islay Scotch

• 2 heavy dashes Rose Water

• 1 Drop of Cardamom Bitters

• 1 Drop of Aromatic Leaf Bitters (or Cigar Bitters)*

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Ungava Margarita

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The wild Arctic botanicals in Ungava Gin add unique colour and flavour to this spooky big-batch cocktail.

• 5 oz Ungava Gin

• 3.75 tequila or mezcal 

• 2.5 oz orange liqueur

• 4 oz lime juice 

• 1 oz agave syrup

• Garnish: Fresh mint, lime slices (fresh or dried)

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Nitro Espresso Martini

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If you work in a bar with a draft system, it’s relatively easy to put an Espresso Martini on tap and let the nitrogen do its magic. For home bartenders, here’s how to get a similar effect using an iSi nitrogen dispenser. (Recipe adapted from iSi.com.)

• 10 oz cold brew coffee

• 2 oz coffee liqueur

• 4 oz vodka

• 1 oz simple or vanilla syrup

• Garnish: coffee beans

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