Corpse Reviver No. 1

Corpse Reviver No. 1. Reece Sims photo

The lesser-known sibling of the Corpse Reviver No. 2, this spirit-forward classic cocktail is renewed with an all-local lineup of ingredients.

1 oz Alchemist Distiller Duke Apple Brandy

1 oz Merridale XXO Brandy

1 oz Esquimalt Wine Rosso Vermouth

1 barspoon simple syrup (optional; see note)

Garnish: orange zest, cherry

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St-Remy Signature Smoked Old Fashioned

Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

St-Remy Signature is the newest creation from Master Blender Cecile Roudaut. With this blend, Cecile is using double maturation to explore a new production process before finishing in the traditional house style of St-Remy Brandy. Virgin French Oaks lend a new profile of flavours and aromas before rounding in traditional casks, thus shaping a new face for St-Remy Brandy.

• 2 oz St Remy Signature

• 0.25 oz simple syrup

• 2 dashes Winter Spice Bitters

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Lyre’s Bianco Spritz

Lyre’s Bianco Spritz, as served at the VCW 2023 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

Zero-proof and delightfully refreshing with a hint of orange and a slice of cucumber. 

• 60mL Lyre’s Aperitif Dry Spirit

• 90mL premium bottle tonic water or cucumber tonic water

• 1 thin cucumber slice, 2 lemon slices

• Garnish: Fresh mint sprig (optional)

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Castaway Old Fashioned

Photo courtesy of The Mallard Lounge

Recipe courtesy of Lina Khandaker, Mallard Lounge at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

1.5 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon

0.5 oz Taylor Fladgate 20-year-old Tawny Port

0.25 oz maple syrup

4 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: Amarena cherry and orange zest

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Lyre’s Winter Spritz

Lyre’s Winter Spritz, as served at the VCW launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

Oh the weather outside is frightful but this yummy, orangey, slightly sweet yet refreshing zero-proof spritz is so delightful. 

• 60mL Lyre’s Italian Orange

• 45mL grapefruit/orange juice

• 60mL premium bottled grapefruit/tonic water

• Garnish: Rosemary sprig

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8 Bols of Malt

8 Bols of Malt, as served at the VCW23 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

Named after the famous reference in the 1494 Exchequer Roll.

• 30ml Aqua Vitae

• Garnish: orange twist

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Lind & Lime Perfect Gin & Tonic

The Perfect Gin & Tonic, as served at the VCW23 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

With juniper at its core, Lind & Lime Gin uses fresh lime peel and a hint of pink peppercorns to create a classic benchmark expression that is balanced, dry and intensely refreshing.

• 2 oz Lind & Lime Gin

• 4 oz tonic water

• Lime wedge

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Tromba Paloma

Tromba Paloma, as served at the VCW23 launch party. Canadian Cake Hospitality photo

Tromba Blanco tequila has a balanced, smooth texture on the palate with vibrant flavours of pineapple, caramel and refreshing mint.

• 1.5 oz Tromba Blanco Tequila

• 6 oz Fever-Tree Grapefruit Soda

• Juice of ½ lime

• Garnish: Grapefruit wedge

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