Elder Sour

Odd Society’s Elder Sour. Supplied photo.

This refreshing cocktail recipe from Odd Society Spirits makes an ideal patio sipper.

INGREDIENTS:
• 1.5 oz Odd Society Elderflower Liqueur
• 1 oz Odd Society East Vancouver vodka
• 1 oz fresh lemon juice
• 0.3 oz simple syrup
• 1 egg white or 1 dash of Ms. Betters Bitters Miraculous Foamer

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Never worry about finding your favourite cocktail and spirits magazine again: The Alchemist is now available by subscription.

You can still pick it up for free at select distilleries, cocktail bars and selected independent liquor stores in B.C., but the best way to be absolutely sure to get your copy is to subscribe.

We’re offering two options: $5 for a single issue and $18.99 for a subscription to four issues. Although the magazine is still free, the cost covers shipping and processing. Note that a limited number of back issues are also available.

To subscribe, visit thealchemistmagazine.ca/shop

The Alchemist Summer 2018

Thirsty for cocktail and spirits news? You’re in luck—the summer issue of The Alchemist is out this week.

Justin Taylor’s French 75 Royale. Dan Toulgoet photo

The ninth edition of B.C.’s only magazine dedicated to local distilleries and cocktail culture returns with everything you need to know for easy summer sipping.

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There are 74 places to celebrate Negroni Week in Vancouver

Negroni. Istock photo

Every year during the first full week of June, bars and restaurants around the world pay tribute to the classic Italian cocktail, the Negroni, during a popular annual event known, fittingly, as Negroni Week.

The elegant aperitif is traditionally made with one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, and is garnished with orange peel.

However, for Negroni Week, participating venues offer up their own renditions, available to customers with proceeds going to a charity of choice.

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Vancouver’s Chris Enns named Diageo World Class Canada Bartender of 2018

Botanist bartender Chris Enns, Diageo World Class Canada Bartender of the Year. Photo courtesy of Diageo World Class Canada

The Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Christopher Enns has become the fourth Vancouver bartender to win the prestigious Diageo World Class Canada competition since this country joined the global fray in 2013.

He now heads to Berlin, Germany, to represent Canada at the World Class Global Final Oct. 4 to 8, 2018.

Expectations will be even higher than usual. Not only is this the 10th anniversary of the biggest and most important cocktail competition on the planet, but another Vancouverite, Kaitlyn Stewart of Royal Dinette, won the global title last year, vanquishing 10,000 bartenders from 57 countries to do so.

So, you know, no pressure.

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The Alchemist Spring 2018

Thirsty for cocktail and spirits news? You’re in luck—the spring issue of The Alchemist is out this week.

Jennifer Gauthier photo.

The eighth edition of B.C.’s only magazine dedicated to local distilleries and cocktail culture returns just in time for the warmer weather with “lighter spirits, brighter cocktails and new seasonal adventures.”

In this issue: We look at what was behind B.C.’s recent whisky raids and explain how to order a cocktail the right way. We offer a guide to Vancouver’s distillery tasting rooms, sample farm-to-flask cocktails and our tasting panel judges B.C. gins ideal for G&Ts or cocktails to toast the royal wedding. Plus we share a dozen must-try cocktail recipes.

Be sure to grab a free copy before they’re gone! Find The Alchemist in select distilleries, cocktail bars and independent liquor stores in B.C.

—The Alchemist Magazine

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