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Category: Cocktails

Relaxed Gravlax & Barbershop Medicine

Relaxed Gravlax & Barbershop Medicine

Holiday time! Oh, it’s on! There will be parties aplenty, special cocktails to make and meals to prepare! My friends, Mattias and Joakim over at Cocktail Detour, and I were chatting the other day about special things to make for celebrating the holidays. As they […]

Drinking in the Cloakroom

Drinking in the Cloakroom

During Prohibition, the US saw more than its fair share of speakeasies and alcohol for these joints was smuggled across the border courtesy of Canada (American friends, you are welcome!). Secret knocks, secret doors, secret handshakes and having to “know” someone was all part and […]

Strega Cocktails

Strega Cocktails

Strega! The gorgeous yellow Italian liqueur! What a colour! What a flavour! What a name! If you read last week’s, just-in-time-for-Halloween, Strega post, you might have found yourself at the local liquor store with a Strega bottle in hand.  (If you didn’t read it, you can […]

Which Witch is Which?

Which Witch is Which?

Happy Halloween! I think Halloween may be overtaking Christmas as people’s favourite holiday! Kids (and their parents), right now, are probably worried about what they should be dressed as for trick or treating. Wonder Woman (you go, girl!)? Sean Spicer? Peppa Pig? Your favourite Paw […]

Thank You, Coffee!

Thank You, Coffee!

Last week, I wrote a post about coffee and its history for International Coffee Day. Missed it? You can read it here. The Italians love their caffè. They also like caffè corretto, which is an expression I love. The coffee is “corrected” by adding a shot […]

Dynamite Chocolate Orange Affogato

Dynamite Chocolate Orange Affogato

HAPPY LABOUR DAY EVERYONE!  While Labour Day isn’t the official end of summer, it sure feels like it. Kids go back to school tomorrow, so I’m sure that there are a lot of parents who are going to be facing tomorrow with either dread or […]

(No) Labour Day Cocktails

(No) Labour Day Cocktails

Hard to believe that we’ll be saying goodbye to summer and hello to back-to-school! Summer seems to have gone by quicker than usual! Here’s hoping for a nice long Indian summer with warm days and mild nights. This is the last long weekend of the […]