BOOZER: On Why The City’s Top Bartenders Aren’t All That Into Serving Us Vodka Drinks

BOOZER: On Why The City’s Top Bartenders Aren’t All That Into Serving Us Vodka Drinks

by David Greig | Chances are if you’ve stepped into a cocktail bar of real repute in the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard the bartender sound off about the evils of the world’s most popular spirit, vodka. Failing…

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Robyn Gray Of The Hotel Georgia Makes Us “The Jazz Singer”

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Robyn Gray Of The Hotel Georgia Makes Us “The Jazz Singer”

by David Greig | Welcome to the second sipper in the Scout series we call Vancouver Specials, wherein we take a close look at original cocktails of note that have been homegrown by our better bartenders. “The Jazz Singer” |…

BOOZER: Shattering Pigeon Holes While Drinking Whisky And Gin At “The Shebeen”

BOOZER: Shattering Pigeon Holes While Drinking Whisky And Gin At “The Shebeen”

by David Greig | Every bartender has a favourite spirit. In the name of entertainment and at the risk of massive generalisation, their choice reflects their personality and drinks style. Gin lovers tend to be refined, classically-inspired types, while bourbon…

City’s Best Bartenders Sweep The Leg At Chinatown’s “Keefer”

City’s Best Bartenders Sweep The Leg At Chinatown’s “Keefer”

by David Greig | In a dark bar in Chinatown, flecked with some of the first rays of a long overdue summer, a hush fell over the gathered masses. Breaths were held, as two pairs of eyes scanned the bottles…

BOOZER: On Campari’s Little Sister “Aperol” And How To Make A Lovely Cocktail With It

BOOZER: On Campari’s Little Sister “Aperol” And How To Make A Lovely Cocktail With It

by David Greig | Aperol is an Italian aperitif, created in Padua in 1919 by the Barbieri company. Bright orange in colour, it is flavoured with bitter oranges, gentian, rhubarb and other naturals. It’s produced nowadays by Campari, and bears…

BOOZER: 16 Brave Competitors Named For “Bar-ate Kid Invitational” Bar Competition

BOOZER: 16 Brave Competitors Named For “Bar-ate Kid Invitational” Bar Competition

by David Greig | The final line up of bartenders for the Bar-ate Kid Invitational has now been confirmed. A total of 16 barkeeps will ready for battle at The Keefer Bar on July 4th at 1pm. The brave, representing…

BOOZER: “Bar-ate Kid” Barkeep Contest To Determine Our Ass-Kickingest Drinkslinger

BOOZER: “Bar-ate Kid” Barkeep Contest To Determine Our Ass-Kickingest Drinkslinger

by David Greig | On July 4th, a bartending contest will take place at The Keefer Bar in order to determine who rules the roost as the deadliest sensei of Vancouver’s cocktail scene. The Bar-ate Kid Invitational – with support…

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Shaun Layton Of L’Abattoir Makes Us A Mighty “Meat Hook”

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Shaun Layton Of L’Abattoir Makes Us A Mighty “Meat Hook”

by David Greig | Welcome to the first sipper in a new Scout series called Vancouver Specials, wherein we take a close look at original cocktails of note that have been homegrown by our better bartenders. Expect travels and drinks…

BOOZER: So What Is The Deal With Fernet Branca, Your Bartender’s Secret Sauce?

BOOZER: So What Is The Deal With Fernet Branca, Your Bartender’s Secret Sauce?

by David Greig | First produced by self-taught apothecary Bernandino Branca in 1845, Fernet Branca is an Italian amaro, specifically a fernet.  It is a type of potable bitters made by infusing a base spirit with a number of herbs…

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