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Summer Thyme Refreshment At ‘Cabrito’ On The Drive


And now for something completely different: the Tomillo Margarita. Served up at the little, lovely, lively Cabrito – a brilliant and hugely underrated Spanish restaurant on The Drive – it’s a Mezcal margarita that sees its Cointreau, lime, and agave lit up with the booze-alleviating sting of grapefruit and a seriously summery herbaceous hint of thyme (“tomillo” is Spanish for thyme). The cocktail list is long, fascinating, and very well considered — a great match for an accessible small plates menu that is as diverse in flavour as it is big on quality.

Tomillo Margarita, $10 | Cabrito | 2270 Commercial Dr. | 604-620–7636 | www.cabrito.ca

Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
2270 Commercial Drive

The Timely ‘Campfire’ Cocktail At Nomad On Main Street

This is a deliciously spicy little number of Eagle Rare bourbon, dry gin and dry vermouth complicated by ginger syrup, Angostura bitters and charred citrus. The potent, aromatic mix is then poured into a smoke filled rocks glass for the win.

South Africa’s Blankbottle 2015 ‘Moment Of Silence’

Seek and taste now, because there’s every assurance this exact wine will never be again. For the better. Crazy good value for this level of everything.

Brilliant, Food Friendly ‘Red Pilsner’ From Steel & Oak

Despite all the hop bombs, delectably balanced pale ales, and brett-conditioned saisons the organizers had secured, many of the bearded beer geek set in attendance preferred the nuanced charms of Occidental's perfectly executed Bohemian-style lager...

‘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...