Classic Summer Entertaining with Pinnacle Vodka

Canadians love their summer, and for good reason – the season is so short, blink and you miss it. So we truly make the best of it. And what better way to enjoy our summer than with good friends, good food and of course, good drinks! So as we’re approaching the last long weekend of…

Vancouver, this is your chance to live the MadeWithLove Regional Finals!

You want to live the ultimate experience of the largest mixology competition in Canada right in your town? The prestigious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is hosting the MadeWithLove™ Vancouver Regional Final on Monday August 22nd. This is your chance to share the night with the most talented bar chefs of Pacific Canada! 14 bartenders are getting ready to…

Not your average ready-made cocktail: Meet Black Fly Beverages

I’m a fan of any product that makes entertaining easier. But I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my cocktails. Even thought I’ve been known to use a little bit of mixes when creating my drinks, I usually don’t serve ready-made cocktails at my gatherings. I find most of them too sweet,…

Enjoy World Cucumber Day with this Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail

With 14th June just days away, Hendrick’s Gin urges you to observe their tips on keeping your cat calm and comfortable this World Cucumber Day. In honour of World Cucumber Day, Hendrick’s Global Brand Ambassador, Duncan McRae, has created a most unusual of cocktails – The Catnip & Cucumber Cooler – to celebrate in style, knowing cats…

Celebrate National Caesar with Stoli Vodka and Walter Craft Caesar Mix

What do pickles, olives, hot peppers and celery have in common? absolutely nothing unless you know a little thing or two about garnishing a Caesar. That’s right folks, May 19 is Canada’s National Caesar Day. This year the holiday falls on the Thursday before the May long weekend and it’s marking the beginning of summer! National Caesar day pays…

Yonanas Irish Coffee Recipe

Last summerI had a Yonanas machine sent to me to review. I had a lot of fun with it, and managed to create not just healthy desserts, but some tasty cocktails as well. Frozen cocktails are the best when sitting on a patio on a hot summer’s day. But how about making one into a light…

Your Monday Cocktail: The Lumberjack’s Kryptonite

Combat the coldest month of the year and hibernate until the sun comes out with Chic Choc Spiced R’s latest cocktail— “Lumberjack’s Kryptonite”. Drawing its inspiration from the boreal forest of the Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec, Chic Choc Spiced Rum is the only artisanal rum made with a mixture of six indigenous spices found…

Your Friday Cocktail: The Chan Chan by Mike Shum

Happy Friday! Time for a drinky drink, and boy, do I have a good one for you. How about a recipe from one of Vancouver’s most influential bartenders? Mike Shum is the cocktail ambassador for Barcadi Rum. Last year his drink the Chan Chan, won the prestigious Vancouver Canadian BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Competition. This year, Mike is…

Cider Buttered Rum #Recipe Made with Chic Choc Rum

We’re approaching the coldest time of the year, so why not warm up with a Cider Buttered Rum made with Chic Choc Spiced Rum. Chic Choc Spiced Rum, made in Canada, is produced with six indigenous spices, creating a fresh take on rum that features a spicy bouquet with nuances of sugar cane and cinnamon,…

Canadian Club Tasting at Wildebeest

I have a pretty well-stocked bar at home, and I have to admit that rye whisky is not included. I have scotch, brandy and cognac, but no rye. After the Canadian Club tasting event I attended last night at Wildebeest in Vancouver, that’s definitely going to change. Descending downstairs into the “Underbelly” room, the first…

Yonanas – Not Just for Desserts

I was given a new Yonanas machines to test out at home. As a mom of a two-year old, I’m always looking for fun and creative ways to introduce healthy food into Dylan’s routine. I found the Yonanas machine to be the perfect solution to get my son to eat a variety of healthy fruits….