The Old Fat Guy
Times have changed. Dinner parties used to have cocktails, wine and beer. Now, there are people who don’t drink at all and others refrain from drinking to be designated drivers. These are good changes and a hospitable host should have a great beverage available for the non-drinkers in the crowd. This is one of the alcohol free drinks I serve, a Crangria! Continue reading Crangria
I make Classic Sangria often and have posted the recipe here:
I decided to do a tutorial video on how to make it and here it is!
The Old Fat Guy
Martinis are great but have you ever tried a Gibson Cocktail? It is a mixture of gin and vermouth just like a martini but instead of putting olives in it, you use cocktail onions. Sounds like very little change, right? Actually, the touch of sweet and sour from the pickled onions gives a mild but significant change to the cocktail. I actually prefer the onions. Continue reading Sapphire Gibson Cocktail
We were given a bottle of Aurora Rare Vodka. We tried it neat and in a vodka martini. It was time to try it in something new, a French Martini. This uses pineapple juice and Chambord instead of vermouth. Continue reading French Martini
You know when you have great family. They give you fine liquor for Christmas. Mine gave me a bottle of Aurora Rare Vodka. It is a product of Elk Island Spirits in Alberta. I will start this post with a notice that I am not a vodka expert. I will just be reporting on my impression of the vodka. Continue reading Aurora Rare Vodka
We were still on our trip in Vancouver and went down to Gastown because there are some good places for food and drink. We turned down a side street at random and found the Revel Room. Great piano playing and singing drew us in. Continue reading Revel Room, Great Drinks, Great Food, Great Music and a Lot of Fun in Vancouver!
I have been getting requests for food that meets some of the nutritional demands of modern society. OK, my food is mostly made from unprocessed ingredients but there are bacon, wheat, sugar, fat and other ingredients that don’t fit many diet restrictions.
So, I started with one of my favourite items to start, a cocktail. Welcome to the Notta Cocktail. Continue reading Notta Cocktail