DRINKER | Red Robin’s “Master Mixologist” Making Moscato/Vodka Mango Milkshakes

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(via) Well, this is terrifying…

“This spring, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is rolling out a new adult-only wine milkshake that will give dessert-lovers and wine connoisseurs alike a reason to raise their glasses! Developed by Red Robin’s master mixologist Donna Ruch, the new Mango Moscato Wine Shake will be available through Sept. 1 exclusively at Red Robin restaurants nationwide [and Canada, too]. Guests 21-and-over will enjoy this deliciously daring combination of Alice White® Moscato and SKYY Infusions® Moscato vodka with mango puree and creamy vanilla soft serve.”

So good luck ever sleeping again.

Yaletown’s “George” Welcomes Timothy Schofield To The Team

September 24, 2010 

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George Ultra Lounge is located at 1137 Hamilton in the heart of Yaletown | 604-628-5555 | www.georgelounge.com

News from Scout supporter George Ultra Lounge

Vancouver, BC | George  Lounge, the Godfather of Vancouver’s thriving cocktail culture, is pleased to welcome Timothy Schofield as Lounge Manager effective immediately. Tim looks forward to fostering an environment at George where bar talent continues to thrive, improving the guest experience, and continuing George’s reign as the place to go for London cocktails, Vancouver style. Read more

Shaun Layton of George Named 2010 Bartender Of The Year

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George Ultra Lounge is located at 1137 Hamilton in the heart of Yaletown | 604-628-5555 | www.georgelounge.com

News from Scout supporter George Ultra Lounge

Vancouver, BC | George Lounge congratulates Shaun Layton on being named Vancouver Magazine’s 2010 Bartender of the Year. His win gives George the distinction of having two such award winners on its talent roster since opening in 2005. George alumni Nick Devine won the Vancouver Magazine Bartender of the Year Award in 2007 while working at George.

Reflecting on the award, Layton says he’s “thankful for the fantastic platform for quality and creativity that George provides” and advises aspiring bartenders to “learn the basics about the history and production of alcohol and cocktails first, keep it simple, and once you’ve got that down tweak the classics and make them your own. Read more

Mark Brand Of The Diamond And Boneta Wins Mixlympic Games

February 23, 2010 

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Vancouver's own Mark Brand took the gold at the Mixlympic cocktail competition, held at George this past Sunday

News from Scout supporter George

Vancouver, BC | The George 2010 Mixlympic Games saw ten intensely competitive bartenders – 6 international, 4 Canadian – compete head-to-head in a black box style event. The results are in. Mark Brand, co-owner of Boneta and the Diamond in Gastown, took home the gold medal, winning a $500 cash prize sponsored by Martin Miller’s Gin, an Arc’teryx jacket, and priceless international bragging rights. Silver went home with David Grieg of London’s All Star Lanes and Bronze went to Vancouver’s own Jay Jones of Pourhouse. Read more

World’s Top Barkeeps To Battle Against City’s Best At George…

February 19, 2010 

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Top International Bartenders will be competing this Sunday at the 2010 George Mixlympic Games

News from Scout supporter George

Vancouver, BC | Everybody has medal fever this month in Vancouver and the international bartenders visiting George Ultra Lounge are no exception! George bartender Shaun Layton has invited some of the best cocktail creators in the world to mix it up at George Ultra Lounge during the Olympics.  With so much bartending talent in one place, it just made sense to turn it into a competition.

The 2010 George Mixlympic Games will see ten intensely competitive bartenders – 6 international, 4 Canadian – compete head-to-head in a black box style event.  These masters of mixology will be vying for the top prize – $500 cash provided by Martin Miller’s Gin, but there will be medals too.  Gold, silver and bronze, just like the athletes competing in Vancouver and Whistler. Judges will be smartly outfitted with stylish Arc’teryx jackets.

The event is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:00 pm but it might be best to get in line a little bit earlier.  The Games begin at 12:30 pm. Click after the jump to see who is competing… Read more

Slick “George Ultra Lounge” To Celebrate 2010 Mixlympic Games

February 2, 2010 

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Yaletown's George Ultra Lounge is pitting some of the world's top bartenders against our own this February 21at

News from Scout supporter George Ultra Lounge

Vancouver, BC | Yaletown’s George Ultra Lounge is getting into the spirit of 2010 by inviting some of the best bartenders in the world to compete head-to-head in a competition to demonstrate their speed, creativity and showmanship.  Six talented bartenders from some of the world’s best bars will be behind the wood at George during the Olympics and they will also be vying for the privilege of taking home the title in the first ever George Mixlympic Games.  Their creations will be judged by a talented – and extremely discerning – group of celebrity judges and possibly a couple of Olympic surprise guests. Read more

So There’s A Beer & Cocktail Comp At The Refinery Today, Eh

Local bartenders will be competing at The Refinery on Granville St. today to see who can come up with the cocktail that best incorporates Whistler Brewing Company’s five different beers. Full details after the jump… Read more

“George Ultra Lounge” In Yaletown Joins Scout Magazine

George Ultra Lounge is now a proud member supporter of Scout Magazine. We will be publishing their news and releases on our front page, and hosting an individual page for them on our list of recommended restaurants. Scroll below for a taste:

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Details

1137 Hamilton St., Vancouver BC | MAP
Telephone: 604-628-5555
Email: info@georgelounge.com
Web: www.georgelounge.com Read more

George Ultra Lounge

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Details

1137 Hamilton St., Vancouver BC | MAP
Telephone: 604-628-5555
Email: info@georgelounge.com
Web: www.georgelounge.com

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Key Staff

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David Hannay, Patrick Mercer, Jay Garnett | Owners
Shaun Layton|  Head Bartender
Sacha McKay | Floor Manager
Jason Wilson | Executive Chef
Chris Bisaro | Sous Chef

About George

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George Ultra Lounge is the Godfather of Vancouver’s cocktail culture. Modeled in the London style, George pioneered the cocktail kitchen concept in Canada when it opened in 2005. Today, with award-winning Shaun Layton behind the bar, George continues to pour proper classic and market-fresh cocktails, complimented by a dinner and late night menu through 2 a.m.  George is located at 1137 Hamilton Street in Yaletown, and online at georgelounge.com. For reservations, or to secure the G-Spot private room, phone 604.628.5555.

Awards & Accolades

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Shaun Layton, George Ultra Lounge’s award-winning head bartender, is a local guy with international cocktail connections. As Cityfood publisher Rhonda May summarized, “every time I hear Shaun’s name he’s won another award.” Since joining George in January 2008 Shaun has brought home several trophies including the title of 2008 Iron Mixologist in Giffard’s 2nd Annual Iron Mixologist Challenge for his La Belle Poire cocktail, and first place in Bombay Sapphire’s national Cocktails by Design mixology challenge, which he won with his creation, London Vine. Other notable awards include silvers in the Grey Goose BC Competition (2008); Effen Vodka’s Vancouver competition (2008); and Maker’s Mark bourbon cocktail competition with his Loretto Process (2009); and a George team bronze in the Sagatiba Cachaca’s Battle of the Bars (2008).