A how-to guide to the perfect Caesar
It’s not as crucial to one’s day-to-day existence as the telephone, nor as life-saving as insulin to a diabetic, but some would argue that, as far as Canadian inventions go, the Caesar ranks up there with the first two. Not only does it taste really good, the spicy cocktail has an uncanny ability to spark conversations between people, and it can also even out blood sugar levels thanks to its savoury flavour and veggie garnishes.
A signature drink from the World's Best Cocktails
Cocktails and the art of making them have become a passion for mixologists and drinkers alike. Now, in World's Best Cocktails ($30, Fair Winds Press) cocktail and liquor expert Tom Sandham provides a comprehensive look at the global cocktail culture, highlighting trends and techniques that make the finest drinks popular across the world.
These five martinis will spice up any holiday party
If you want to take your holiday party from a silent night to a joyful jubilee, the transformation usually starts with a well-stocked bar. Award-winning bartender, Patrick Appave of The Fairmont Palliser’s Oak Room suggests these martinis to make your holiday gathering all the more merrier.
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How to make Ernest Hemingway's classic drink
Genever is one of the world’s most historic spirits, produced in The Netherlands and a handful of other regions since at least the 16th century, when it was sold as a medicine for gout, kidney trouble and lumbago. Although it largely disappeared in the 20th century, today genever is making a worldwide comeback. And for good reason: genever is as sippable as a brown spirit and as mixable as a white one, making it one of the most elegantly versatile spirits around.
A fall cocktail to sip fireside
This cocktail will have you dreaming of s'mores made over a crackling campfire while the stars start to peek out of the night's sky. Carolans is a smooth and rich Irish cream liqueur, with notes of nuts, cream, honey and vanilla.
Should it be flavourless or flavourful?
Should premium vodkas be flavourless? Or flavourful? That’s a common question among beverage enthusiasts, those of us who love to taste what’s new in the world of spirits.
Tequila proves it's for more than margaritas
Peligroso tequila is some of the finest in the business. This 100% WEBER Blue Agave Tequila is grown and harvested on a private estate in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. They are so serious about ensuring its authenticity, each bottle is corked and numbered by hand. Peligroso has three different levels of tequila — Silver, Reposado and Añejo.
A collection of holiday drinks
Raise a glass to National Coffee Day on Sept. 29
It's there for you. Through late night cram sessions in university, capping off a delicious dinner at your favourite restaurant and being part of your hectic morning routine — coffee. Saturday, September 29 is National Coffee Day, a time to celebrate the diversity of coffee.