This refreshing cocktail recipe from Odd Society Spirits makes an ideal patio sipper.
• 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
This award-winning cocktail was created by Chiara Fung, premium bartender at H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore.
• 2 oz Stolichnaya Premium Vodka
• 1.25 oz fresh lemon juice
• 1 oz charred pineapple cordial (see recipe below)
• 1 oz pineapple jam (see recipe below)
• Garnish: dehydrated pineapple slice, pineapple leaves
Shake ingredients with ice and double-strain into a double rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with dehydrated pineapple slice and two pineapple leaves. Serves 1.
Yuzu (aka. citrus junos) is a rare hybrid citrus fruit popular in Japan that has been historically cultivated as a herbal remedy. Prized by bartenders, the fruit’s aroma and flavour offers a rare and complex blend of lime, lemon, grapefruit and mandarin orange.
• 1oz of Shin Premium Yuzu Wine
• 1oz Vanilla Vodka
• 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
• 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
• 1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and serve in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
• Crow’s Nest Vodka
• Crow’s Nest White Rum
• Crow’s Nest Spiced Rum
Crow’s Nest Vodka
FRAGRANCE:Faint vanilla. FLAVOUR:Cinnamon spice. FEEL:Clean and crisp. FINISH:Short and pleasant, light vanilla. BEST ENJOYED:Vodka soda. THE BOTTOM LINE:Extraordinarily clean and crisp, true to the essence of vodka as a neutral grain spirit. —Robyn Gray, October 2017
FRAGRANCE:Just alcohol. FLAVOUR:Sweet. White pepper. FEEL:Silky and balanced. FINISH:Short but pleasant. BEST ENJOYED:Chilled. Minimal dilution. Makes a good Martini. THE BOTTOM LINE:Very easy-drinking vodka.—Josh Pape, October 2017
FRAGRANCE:Amazing nose of fresh baked cinnamon buns, quince tarte tatin and cream cheese. FLAVOUR:Apple candy sweetness dominates. FEEL:Very light viscosity. FINISH:Sweet finish with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Astringent, bitter notes. BEST ENJOYED:In hot apple cider on a fall day. THE BOTTOM LINE:Could use more viscosity and natural apple flavour. —Shaun Layton, October 2017
This simple but elegant vodka fizz is a clean canvas for your own experimentation.
• 1.25 oz (35 mL) Grey Goose vodka
• 0.75 oz (22 mL) St. Germain elderflower liqueur
• 0.75 oz (22 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
• 2.5 oz (75 mL) chilled soda water
Place vodka, elderflower liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker along with some ice. Shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled flute or large wine glass and charge with soda water. If you like, add a few cubes of ice and garnish with a slice of lime. Serves 1.
Potatoes fuel the spirit at Langley’s Roots and Wings Distillery
If you want something done right, do it yourself.
It may be a truism, but for Rebekah Crowley and Rob Rindt it’s also the organizing principle that inspired their newly opened Roots and Wings Distillery in Langley, and the reason their handcrafted vodka exists.