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


by Talia Kleinplatz | The summer light may be fading and the leaves will soon change from green to red, but fear not, my friends! Many of our best local bartenders are already preparing beautiful Fall cocktails to keep us warm as the cool weather approaches. Here are a few of our current favourites for your ranking consideration…

Praha G&T | Juniper | 185 Keefer St | CHINATOWN | www.junipervancouver.com
Becherovka is back, folks, and not just because Juniper barman (and G&T aficionado) Shaun Layton says so with this autumnal riff on a refreshing classic. The truth is nothing says Fall quite like apples, anise and cranberry!

Deighton’s Corner | L’Abattoir | 217 Carrall St. | GASTOWN | www.labattoir.ca
A play on a Vieux Carre, this boozy and stirred take on the New Orleans staple features a number of Canadian ingredients including Okanagan Spirits brandy and Bittered Sling’s own French Quarter Bitters.

Peater Rabbit | Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar | 900 Seymour St. | DOWNTOWN | www.uvavancouver.com
If you’re a fan of scotch and booze-forward cocktails, this one’s for you. As you may have guessed from the name, the stirred sipper packs a peaty punch. Incorporating not one but two scotches, it’s built to warm the cockles.

The Woodstock | Royal Dinette | 905 Dunsmuir St. | DOWNTOWN | www.royaldinette.ca
This is the perfect Friday night drink. After a long week of work on a brisk autumn evening, this cocktail hits all the right notes and finishes with a hint of smoke from peppercorn mezcal and trusty Ardbeg.

Carajillo | La Mezcaleria | 68 E. Cordova St. | GASTOWN | www.lamezcaleria.ca
A classic Spanish mix combining coffee and booze. This iteration – marrying cream sherry, cardamom and horchata – is an early Fall precursor to all the eggnog I plan to consume this winter.

Which autumnal elixir would you drink first?

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