This cocktail represents Vancouver during the late 1950s and early 1960s. After the vaudeville days, Vancouver became known as the “Tune-Up City,” where famous performers would come play at venues like The Cave. The Cave was an important part of Vancouver’s nightlife history and is still talked about today.
“There are even those who never went there who regret its demise, longing for the magic and excitement of a lost era. The Cave was the city’s premier venue during the height of the nightclub show era—the early 1960s when nightlife was stylish and sophisticated (Chapman 19).”
Performers often used Vancouver as a chance to rehearse and then would continue to tour across Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This tour route is still commonly used today. Staying true to the sophisticated nightclub era, we “tuned-up” a whiskey sour using Southern Comfort Original and Chambord.
This classic Daiquiri offers a perfect balance of sweet and sour. In fact, when one achieves the correct combination of white cane spirit to lime, the result is one of the freshest beverages in the known universe.
This is the season of celebrations, of graduations, weddings, reunions, garden parties and festive brunches. It’s also the season of light, fresh drinks best enjoyed outdoors.
Bringing all that together is a new rose-flavoured gin from Ireland’s Glendalough Distillery. Head distiller Rowdy Rooney created it to honour his late mother, Rose—and used rose petals she planted herself, along with wild roses, mountain herbs and other botanicals. It’s beautifully floral and complex, perfect with tonic or citrus in a spritz. Find Glendalough Rose Gin at private retailers for a suggested price of $58.
It seems there will be no end to the supply chain issues that have drained back bars of essential spirits these past two years. This summer, for instance, it looks like we’re facing a shortage of Aperol, just in time for spritz season, so drink up while you can.