Sangue di tigre

Sangue Di Tigre by Sopra Sotto’s bar manager Daniel Dominguez. Origami Social photo

Recipe courtesy of bartender Daniel Dominguez, bar manager at Sopra Sotto. 

• 1 oz Siete Misterios mezcal (Doba Yej)
• 1 oz Aperol
• 0.75 oz lime juice
• 0.25 oz simple syrup
• Ginger beer
• Dash of crème de cassis

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Spinnakers

Spinnakers photo

Spinnakers small batch spirits are distilled in their seaside distillery. Made with 100% BC grown malted grains and water from their on-site artesian well.

308 Catherine Street, Victoria
250-386-2739
Spinnakers.com


PRODUCTS

• Spinnakers Classic Vodka
• Spinnakers London Dry Gin,
• Au Currant Crème de Cassis
• Chocoholic Crème de Cacao
• Cranberry Gin
• Pink Grapefruit Gin

The Drive

The Drive cocktail from Odd Society Spirits. RD Cane photo

Recipe from Odd Society Spirits.

• 1 oz Odd Society Prospector Rye Whisky
• 0.75 oz Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth
• 0.25 oz Odd Society Crème de Cassis
• Garnish: orange twist, brandied cherry

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The Kir Royale

Cocktail of the resistance

The elegant but rebellious Kir Royale is an easy party staple. Dan Toulgoet photo

The Kir Royale (or Royal, if you prefer) is the kind of swanky fizz that could have been conjured up by some posh hotel barkeep trying to impress a well-heeled customer. In fact, its backstory is much more thrilling than that.

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Kir Royale

The elegant but rebellious Kir Royale is an easy party staple. Dan Toulgoet photo

A Kir Royale made with non-Champagne sparkling wine is technically a “Kir Pétillant.” In either case, it’s a perfect drink for festive occasions.

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Bruinwood Estate Distillery

Bruinwood Estate Distillery photo

Located on the Sunshine Coast, the family-run Bruinwood produces handcrafted, small-batch spirits from 100-per-cent B.C. grains, fruits and honey, as well as botanicals from around the world.

2040 Porter Rd., Roberts Creek
604-886-1371
Bruinwood.com


PRODUCTS

• Aquasen Vodka
• Mandarin Orange Vodka
• Espresso Vodka
• Plain Vodka
• Bruinwood Gin
• Earl Grey Gin
• Rhubarb Gin
• Advocaat
• Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
• Mocha Cream Liqueur
• Spirited Horchata
• Pechuga Espiritu
• Crème de Cassis
• Akvavit

Gentleman’s Sour

Kylie Bartlett’s Gentleman’s Sour. Lou Lou Childs photo

A twist on the classic Clover Club

• 1 fresh raspberry
• 1.5oz Odd Society Wallflower Gin
• 0.5oz Odd Society Crème de Cassis
• 0.5oz Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth
• 1oz lemon juice
• 0.25oz simple syrup
• 2 dashes Szechuan pepper bitters
• 4 drops Ms. Better’s Bitters Miraculous Foamer

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Come together

At Odd Society Spirits, innovation is all about collaboration

LEFT: Kylie Bartlett works with bartenders across the province to create cocktails using Odd Society’s spirits. Lou Lou Childs photo

The Tasting Lounge at Odd Society Spirits in East Vancouver is a veritable beehive, buzzing with collaboration. Behind the bar, Kylie Bartlett shakes a frothy Tree Sum cocktail and strains it into a coupe glass. The neon-green libation was created by Vanessa Bourget, owner of Exile Bistro, and is made with a foraged-pine-needle, parsley syrup that Ms. Bourget trades to the craft distiller in exchange for the drink’s other key ingredient, Odd Society’s Wallflower Gin.

Part of the distillery’s Visiting Cocktail program, the forest-fresh Tree Sum is just one of many collaborations that allows Odd Society to live up to its name as an unusual innovator within British Columbia’s still somewhat oddly disconnected worlds of craft spirits and bartending.

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