Tag Archives: Cocktails

Tiki Nights At Odd Society Spirits July 4th & August 1st

24 Jun

TikiNightsSummer is officially here and should you feel like you need a bit of a tropical vibe in your life, you may wish to mark a couple dates on your calendar.  Local distiller, Odd Society Spirits, 1725 Powell Street, is hosting Tiki Nights this summer on Thursday, July 4th and Thursday, August 1st.  You are invited to join them for a BBQ, music and refreshing Tiki drinks made by Barman Chad Rivard.  We hear some special Tiki recipes will be available using their spirits. No ticket purchase required, just put on your best tropical dress or Hawaiian shirt and come down between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm to take a little break from the everyday that’s not very far away.

Custom Cocktail Class At Everything Wine Vancouver Friday May 31st

28 May

 

Looking for something fun to do this Friday night?  How about learning to make some top notch cocktails.  Everything Wine Vancouver in the new River District has an amazing space for workshops and this Friday it’s all about cocktails.  You will learn to make an Old Fashioned, Gin Sour, Whiskey Sour, Last Word, Dark Angel and a Vodka Martini, apparently with some of the BEST vodka you’ve ever had. The event will be featuring spirits from the Roots and Wings Distillery and not only will you learn to make the cocktails, but you will of course be tasting them as well.  Cost is $25 and there are a few spaces left. To register, call t: 604.416. 1672.

Foto Friday – Cocktails & Cats

24 Jun

OddSociety_BCBramble0605_PhotoCreditRD_Cane_croppedAs it’s Friday, we are hankering for cocktails and we are lucky to have some great spots in East Van for just that. One of our fav spots for drinking them that we don’t get to as often as we’d like is Odd Society Spirits. Of course, our friends at Sips Cocktail Emporium are always ready to help you put together that perfect cocktail at home. So today, on the beginning of a summer weekend, we bring you a few of our favourite cocktail photos courtesy of Odd Society Spirits and a fine photographer RD Cane. So where do the cats come in you ask? Well now that I have your attention with the cocktails, we’ve learnt that 2 cats we’ve featured Lenny and Sky are STILL waiting for their forever homes at the Vancouver SPCA. Plus a new kitty has been brought our attention which we have a soft spot for Phyllis. She was surrendered to the BC SPCA just over 2 months ago and is the sweetest girl. She does have a heart condition, but does not require any specialized care just monitoring. If you don’t snap her up, we just might.  We’ve included links for more information on Phyllis, Sky and Lenny.  Meow and Cheers!

 

Sips Cocktail Emporium In Mount Pleasant Now Offering Workshops

22 Feb

SipsCocktailEmporiumWorkshopWould you like to hone your cocktail making skills? The good folks at Sips Cocktail Emporium in Mount Pleasant are now offering workshops to help you fine tune your skills.  If you are unfamiliar with this great little spot, we invite you to check it out. Darcy Broatch and Jordie Yow have turned their passion for cocktails into a thriving business and opened a bricks and mortar location at 339 East Broadway after starting with an online store. They are now offering a Bartending Basics Workshop which is taught by Lachlan Mackenzie. Lachlan who has bartended at both Pourhouse and the Albi Room will be demonstrating some tips and techniques for making 3 classic cocktails at home.  There will also be a hands-on portion to this class so you will leave with some basic techniques.  Their next workshop is March 23, 2017 and runs from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  The cost is $30.  To register for the Bartending Basics Workshop visit them online. Of course, feel free to stop by anytime to check out the store and register in person. Cheers!Mother's Day Gold and Pink

Photo Credit: Sips Cocktail Emporium

Sips Cocktail Emporium Helping You Make The Perfect Cocktail

13 Jul

Mother's Day Gold and PinkMany people are aware there has been an evolution in the craft beer industry in East Vancouver.  At the same time, cocktails have been making a big come back as evidenced by some recent articles in BC Living and the Westender about the best cocktails, best bartenders and now you can even find a Vancouver Distillery Tour. This new tour is brought to you by the ladies of Off The Eaten Track Culinary Walking Tours.  One of the stops on their tour is a personal favourite Odd Society Spirits which is located at 1725 Powell Street just East of Commercial Drive.  Off Society Spirits has been quite inventive with their concoctions made from their East Van Vodka, Wallflower Gin and Crème de Cassis. For those wanting to try their hand at making their own cocktails, Odd Society Spirit, outside of having some great spirits, has some very tasty recipes on their website. These are definitely worth giving a try.

In case you haven’t noticed, there has also been a recent influx of local entrepreneurs making bitters and elixirs like East Van’s Graveley & Sons. You will find many of them at the various artisan and craft fairs around Vancouver. Of course, putting together some of these concoctions may be a bit daunting for some of us seasoned wine drinkers looking for something different every now and again.  Well help is now here for those that wish to make and mix their own cocktails at home.  Sips Cocktail Emporium is an online store created by an East Van couple, Darcy Broatch and Jordie Yow. They have turned their passion for cocktails into an online store that includes everything one would need to make the perfect cocktail. Located in East Vancouver, they have everything but the kitchen sink really and the booze of course. That’s on you. Their website GoodSips.Ca carries a selection of bitters sourced locally and abroad, syrups, cocktail shakers and every other accessory you could imagine. In a mere few weeks, Darcy and Jordie will be taking their passion to the next level and opening a physical location in Mount Pleasant at 339 E. Broadway. After which, they will start holding workshops so you can taste, smell and see everything first hand.  We are looking forward to this great new addition in East Vancouver. In the meantime, we invite you to check out their online store which has all the accessories for the perfect cocktail! Cheers.

Photo Credit Above: Sips Cocktail Emporium
Photo Credit Below: RD Cane

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New Culinary Walking Tour: Main Street Restaurant and Cocktail Tour

13 May

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The ladies from Off The Eaten Track Tours launch a new culinary walking tour on Thursday, May 16th.   It is called the Main Street Restaurant and Cocktail Tour. This new tour hopes to capitalize on all the great buzz this neighbourhood has been generating with great restaurants, pubs, boutiques, antique and coffee shops.  Co-owner, Bonnie Todd, says  “This is a neighbourhood that is beloved by locals and has such a diverse and lively dining scene yet it is rarely visited by tourists. We are shaking things up and showing visitors there is more to Vancouver than just the downtown core.”

This new tour is a progressive dinner that involves five courses and two alcoholic beverages.   The tour starts at Trafiq Café for a savoury appetizer, a glass of wine, and a private tour of their amazing bakery where they make all of their pastries and cakes from scratch. Then the tour heads to Trilussa for some very authentic Roman style pizza. The next stop is an entrée of fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine at a neighbourhood classic, Locus Restaurant & Lounge. Next up is a cheeky cocktail at the newly opened Shameful Tiki, then the tour finishes at Sweet Revenge for some sinful deserts.

The tour runs every Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm. The cost of the tour is $65 per person and includes all food and beverage samples, tour guide, taxes, and private transportation. You must be 19+ in order to participate in this tour. For more information  or to purchase your tickets, visit www.offtheeatentracktours.ca or call 778.918.4584.

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