How to Build a Strong Home Bar, One Drink and Five Bottles at a Time (Part 13)

Shaun Layton introduces us to five important bottles and makes us an awesome cocktail while he's at it.

Catching Up with Bartender Kelsey Ramage of Global Pop-Up ‘Trash Tiki’

Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths are bringing their Trash Tiki bar pop-up to Gastown, Sept. 2-3.

The Gin & Tonic is in the Midst of a Renaissance. Here Are Five Refreshing Ways to Master It

To help quench our smoked-out summer thirsts, local drinksmith Shaun Layton schools us on the subtle arts of the refreshing G & T.

The Diamond’s Adam Domet on Good Cheekies and Making You a Damn Fine Drink

Are you a Bartender or a Mixologist? "I'm a Bartender. I haven't lived at my Mom's house for 25 years."

‘Sons Of Vancouver’ Coffee Liqueur — Launches Today

Without naming names, I can tell you this is NOTHING like that coffee liqueur that Mom spikes her morning cup of coffee with over the holidays...

Locally Distilled ‘Lohin McKinnon’ Single Malt Whisky

On the nose, I was right away taken back to the Highlands. Notes of stone fruit, vanilla and the charred American oak of the barrel hit the senses. On the palate, there were silky layers of honey, candied citrus and a subtle, peppery finish.

Cocktail Book Will Transport Readers To Rome With A Thirst

Superb, Bittersweet ‘Amaro’ Made In North Vancouver

A couple of young fellows from North Van recently dove head first into the Amaro game, and their subtly sweet, silky smooth Italian style bitter is the best I’ve tried in BC.