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…

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…

Made with Love Ticket #Contest

I’ve been writing about Made with Love for the past three years. Every year the contest gets bigger, the cocktails get more delicious and the bartenders outdo themselves. If you’re a budding mixologist or really enjoy a good cocktail, this is the event for you. This year, the event is moving to a new venue,…

Made with Love Vancouver 2014

Made with Love Vancouver is one of my favourite summer events! What a fantastic way to experience Vancouver’s mixology culture and sample some of the best cocktails in the city, made by the best bartenders! This year, mixologist from the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, La Pentola, The Refinery, Coast Restaurant,  Good Wolfe Kitchen and Bar,…

MaryinVancity’s Gift Giving Guide: For the Mixologist

From now until Christmas I will be posting some of my favourite products and ideas for gift giving! This one is pretty cool: Have a friend or relative who dabbles in mixology? Someone who loves mixing cocktails? Meet MOLECULE-R‘s mixology kits. MOLECULE-R Flavors is a Montreal-based company founded in 2009 by two young gourmet entrepreneurs hungry…

Make Great Halloween Cocktails with The Black Grouse Blended Scotch

One essential aspect of every good Halloween party are great cocktails. Make memorable and spook-tacular cocktails with The Black Grouse Blended Scotch. A bottle retails for only $35, so you can have a great time that won’t leave your wallet screaming! Creature from the Black Lagoon Ingredients 1oz Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky 2 dashes…

ANGOSTURA BITTERS CANADIAN COCKTAIL CHALLENGE 2013

The Angostura Cocktail challenge took place at the new Blackbird Public House and Oyster Bar yesterday. The Donelli group took over the space previously occupied by The Keg Caesars. The menu featured cocktails inspired by the iconic Angostura Bitters. For those not familiar with the brand, the bitters were first produced in the town of…

Made with Love Vancouver 2013

The biggest mixology competition in North America came back to Vancouver last Monday, bringing the best bartenders in the city together for the tastiest show down in the city. I’m talking about MADE WITH LOVE – a truly unique event that allows the public to test some of the best and most innovating cocktails made…

Chase Away the Chills with These Great Cocktail Recipes from Iceberg Vodka

Fall is in full swing, and the holiday season is almost upon us.You know what that means: parties, get togethers… but mostly it’s about friends, family and of course, fun and delicious cocktails. To kick off the holiday season, Iceberg Vodka has developed three recipes to welcome the chill and warm the spirits, including a steamy…