Chartreuse with Envy

Did you know that tomorrow is World Chartreuse Day? I’m not making this up. May 16th is considered World Chartreuse Day. Now before everyone gets too excited, you will still have to go to work! It is not a “get the day off work” holiday. Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by Carthusian monks since 1737 using instructions… Continue reading Chartreuse with Envy

Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Sssshhhhh! Don’t tell a s(e)oul, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret we discovered during a recent trip. In Seoul, hidden behind not one, but two doors, lies a secret speakeasy.  I’m not kidding, this feels like an honest to goodness speakeasy in downtown Seoul! As with any speakeasy, it is… Continue reading Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday – family, food, get-togethers and a long weekend. Now, I know that American readers are thinking: “what the heck is she talking about?”. Thanksgiving is another month and a half away! Canadian Thanksgiving (as I always have to explain to my US work counterparts) falls on the second Monday in October.… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Kicking Up Your Vodka (and The Moscow Kicking Mule)

I love vodka. Actually, I’m not sure whether I should put that statement in writing. But it’s true. Vodka martinis, vodka lemonade, vodka soda, Moscow mules – vodka is a keeper. I have a lot of different vodkas from all over the world, but for my “house” vodka, I use Iceberg. Besides the fact that it’s Canadian,… Continue reading Kicking Up Your Vodka (and The Moscow Kicking Mule)


  Ordering an Aperol Spritz always seems to start a trend. People see these fabulous orange drinks going by and they unleash their inner “When Harry Met Sally” and say, “I want what she’s having”! In honour of the anniversary of Risorgimento, (Italian Unification – March 17, 1861) and the start of spring; this is… Continue reading #AperolSpritzLove