DRINKER | Crafting “Vintage” Cocktails With Ingredients That Have Survived For Decades

DRINKER | Crafting “Vintage” Cocktails With Ingredients That Have Survived For Decades

by Shaun Layton | They've been trending in other cities like London and New York for some time now, but Vancouver has yet to see much in the way of "vintage" cocktails, or drinks mixed with spirits and vermouths that were made long ago (to classify as "vintage" the production goalposts are wide: between the late 1800s and the 1970s). But why bother? I mean, a martini is a martini, correct? Yes and no. Once in the bottle, spirits don’t change a lot, but the way that they were… more 

DRINKER | On Flipping Pages & Sipping Well Made Drinks at the PDT Pop-Up in Gastown

DRINKER | On Flipping Pages & Sipping Well Made Drinks at the PDT Pop-Up in Gastown

by Shaun Layton | Two of the USA's most respected barmen - Jim Meehan and Jeff Bell - just spent a few days in Vancouver to promote The PDT Cocktail Book: The… more 

DRINKER | Coffee-Inspired Cocktails At “Lear Faye Espresso Kitchen” On The Drive

DRINKER | Coffee-Inspired Cocktails At “Lear Faye Espresso Kitchen” On The Drive

by Shaun Layton | Lear Faye Espresso Kitchen is an awesome little cafe that opened on The Drive around the start of this past summer. Owner Dolly Reno… more 

DRINKER | Where I’ll Be Talking Drinks (And Slinging ‘Em, Too) At Whistler’s Cornucopia

DRINKER | Where I’ll Be Talking Drinks (And Slinging ‘Em, Too) At Whistler’s Cornucopia

by Shaun Layton | Next weekend I'll be hosting some seminars at the annual Cornucopia festival in Whistler - five, to be exact - split between Saturday… more 

DRINKER | How To Build An Excellent Home Bar, One Drink (And Five Bottles) At A Time

DRINKER | How To Build An Excellent Home Bar, One Drink (And Five Bottles) At A Time

by Shaun Layton | This is the fourth in a series of posts on building a home bar, five bottles and one drink at a time. I’ve listed bottles 15-20 below… more 

DRINKER | On Eating Fried Cheese Curds & Picking Juniper For Gin In Football Heaven

DRINKER | On Eating Fried Cheese Curds & Picking Juniper For Gin In Football Heaven

by Shaun Layton | I tend to ignore calls from unknown numbers, but I'm glad I picked up when I got the call from Death's Door Spirits to represent… more 

DRINKER | On Scoring The Most Elusive Of Gins, Beefeater “Crown Jewel”, In Gastown

DRINKER | On Scoring The Most Elusive Of Gins, Beefeater “Crown Jewel”, In Gastown

by Shaun Layton | Most things that are made primarily for duty-free shoppers are marketed for the quick sale. It's not really the realm of the collector,… more 

DIVE BARS | Sneaking Cheekies At “Gringo”, The Gastown Eatery That Can LOL At Itself

DIVE BARS | Sneaking Cheekies At “Gringo”, The Gastown Eatery That Can LOL At Itself

by Shaun Layton | “I'll be back in fifteen, going for a cheeky...” is what you'll hear in Gastown bars whenever there's a lull in the action. In this… more 

DRINKER | Easy, Uncomplicated Summer Drinks For Grass, Meadow, Deck, Or Shore

DRINKER | Easy, Uncomplicated Summer Drinks For Grass, Meadow, Deck, Or Shore

by Shaun Layton | The sun is shining, cruise ships are arriving, and hop-on hop-off buses are flooding our hoods. That means it’s time to get the hell… more 

DRINKER | How To Build An Excellent Home Bar, One Drink (And Five Bottles) At A Time

DRINKER | How To Build An Excellent Home Bar, One Drink (And Five Bottles) At A Time

by Shaun Layton | This is the third in a series of posts on building a home bar, five bottles and one drink at a time. The brands I choose aren’t necessarily… more 

FIELD TRIP #606 | On Drams Of Ardbeg And Drinking Songs On The Scottish Isle Of Islay

FIELD TRIP #606 | On Drams Of Ardbeg And Drinking Songs On The Scottish Isle Of Islay

by Shaun Layton | Islay is a dream trip for whisky fans. It's a small island - the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides (population 3,000+) off the coast of… more 

DIVE BARS | Loving Cheezies And Pacificos After Work At “The Brickhouse” On Main St.

DIVE BARS | Loving Cheezies And Pacificos After Work At “The Brickhouse” On Main St.

by Shaun Layton | “The Brickhouse? Wait, where’s that?” That's the reply you'd likely get if you mentioned one of my favourite dive bars in the city… more 

DRINKER | Welcoming Patio Season With The Civilised Sipping Of Proper Pimm’s Cups

DRINKER | Welcoming Patio Season With The Civilised Sipping Of Proper Pimm’s Cups

by Shaun Layton | Rejoice! Patio season is finally here, and though most of the better cocktail bars in the city don’t have patios, you can still order a… more 

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