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
The Christmas entertaining season is here. I decided I needed a nice seasonal cocktail. The Aviation Santa Sighting is what I came up with. Continue reading Aviation Santa Sighting
I really like an Old Fashioned and made one in a previous post. You’ll note in my prior post that I used a good Canadian rye whisky. However, they always seem to use bourbon when I order one in a bar, even here in Canada. Don’t get me wrong, a nice bourbon Old Fashioned is very tasty. I just prefer Canadian rye. I think it has a smoother richer taste.