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
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
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)
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
Photo courtesy of The Raven Room
0.75 oz green-tea-infused plum wine (see note)
2 oz shiso-infused Moonlight shochu (see note)
0.25 oz lime juice
0.25 oz green tea syrup (see note)
1 to 2 shiso leaves
Garnish: additional shiso leaf
Photo courtesy of Wild Blue
1.5 oz Botanist gin
0.75 oz Belvedere vodka
0.25 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco
Garnish: lemon twist
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
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
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