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Every once in a while, a drink comes along that captures a memory perfectly. The bartender explains their inspiration, you take a sip and you are transported to a different time and place. Devin McKeigan’s Mi Luz is one such cocktail.
Drawing inspiration from her time spent at Nova Scotia’s Peggy’s Cove, the transportive cocktail takes sippers on a trip to the east coast with rum, white vermouth, apple demerara, orange bitters and salted caraway solution. Mi Luz (My Light) puts us beneath the lighthouse on the rocky shore with hints of apple and salty sea spray in the air…the sweetness of a private moment just dances on the palate.
The award-winning drink is sending McKeigan to Puerto Rico to represent Vancouver at the Bacardi Legacy National Finals in February. If you’d like to sample the cocktail for yourself you can find it on offer at Elisa, where Devin is currently bartending. It’s also on offer at sister restaurants CinCin, Blue Water and Il Caminetto.