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Hell Yeah, We Want a Bottle of This Locally Crafted Blue Curaçao!

The North Shore distillery made just 500 bottles of this beautiful stuff and selling 'em for just $23. Grab one before they're all gone.

Where Chef Ciaran Chung Eats and Drinks on his Precious Days Off

When the industry veteran isn't behind the line at Gastown's new Coquille Fine Seafood he's making full and delicious use of his days off.

You Need To Try The Fairytale Cocktails at Cure Lounge in Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge

Mmm, 'tis the season for rye whiskey, B&B, Angostura bitters, and coffee bean-infused Antica Formula vermouth...

Raising the Bar with the Matte Black Collection of Bar Tools from Cocktail Kingdom

Teardrop bar spoons, julep strainers, Leopold jiggers and Koriko metal shaker tins make up the new line from the New York company.

Catching up With “H”, Another Talented Bartender Who Left Vancouver for Toronto

We're still a little sore that H abandoned us, but we still miss the hell out of him and the joy he brought to his craft.

You Need To Try The Bartenders Malt by Auchentoshan

When a dozen of the world's best bartenders come together to create a whisky with the likes of Auchentoshan, you need to give it a shot.

The Salted Vine is Making a Winter Cocktail That You Really Need To Try

Dave Warren's tasty warmer is a mix of Chai tea-infused Goslings Rum, Creme de Cacao, heavy cream and a winter spice syrup.

How to Build a Strong Home Bar, One Drink and Five Bottles at a Time (Part 13)

Shaun Layton introduces us to five important bottles and makes us an awesome cocktail while he's at it.

Catching Up with Bartender Kelsey Ramage of Global Pop-Up ‘Trash Tiki’

Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths are bringing their Trash Tiki bar pop-up to Gastown, Sept. 2-3.

The Gin & Tonic is in the Midst of a Renaissance. Here Are Five Refreshing Ways to Master It

To help quench our smoked-out summer thirsts, local drinksmith Shaun Layton schools us on the subtle arts of the refreshing G & T.

The Diamond’s Adam Domet on Good Cheekies and Making You a Damn Fine Drink

Are you a Bartender or a Mixologist? "I'm a Bartender. I haven't lived at my Mom's house for 25 years."

It’s Negroni Week! Here Are Five Great Vancouver Spots That Twist The Classic

Mosquito Bartender Olivia Povarchook On Scary Fish & The Joy Of Cider

Vancouver’s Better Bars Land In New Phaidon Book, “Where Bartenders Drink”

How To Build A Strong Home Bar, One Drink And Five Bottles At A Time (Part 12)

‘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...

The Hard Work And Smiles Of ‘Nomad’ Barman Matthew ‘Benny’ Benevoli

Catching Up With Evelyn Chick, A Talent That Vancouver Misses Dearly

‘Mixing In The Right Circles At Balthazar’, New Cocktail Book

How To Build A Strong Home Bar, One Drink And Five Bottles At A Time (Part 11)

Locally Distilled ‘Lohin McKinnon’ Single Malt Whisky

On the nose, I was right away taken back to the Highlands. Notes of stone fruit, vanilla and the charred American oak of the barrel hit the senses. On the palate, there were silky layers of honey, candied citrus and a subtle, peppery finish.

Thoughtful Things To Get For The Deserving Boozers & Bartenders In Your Life

How To Build A Strong Home Bar, One Drink And Five Bottles At A Time (Part 10)

Drinking Proper Cocktails And Noshing Well With Uva’s New ‘Timeout’ Menu

The One That Got Away: Charlie Ainsbury — Crown Prince Of Australia

First Sips Of Odd Society’s Award-Winning, Barrel-Aged Bittersweet Vermouth

Five Excellent Cocktails That’ll Do The Trick When Autumn Comes To Vancouver

Still Smarting From The Grexit: Catching Up With Barman David Greig