Recipe of the Day

Today’s recipe of the day is the Alamo Splash. It has the following ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 splash Lemon-Lime Soda

Mix with ice and strain into chilled Collins glass.

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Recipe of the Day

Today’s recipe of the day is the Caribbean Romance. It has the following ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Amaretto
1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 splash of Grenadine

Shake rum, amaretto, and juices with ice and strain into ice-filled highball glass. Float grenadine on top and garnish with an orange, lemon, or lime slice.

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Recipe of the Day

Today’s recipe of the day is The Londoner. It has the following ingredients:

2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Orange Bitters

Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

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Brand Review – Goldschläger

Goldschläger is a cinnamon schnapps produced in Santa Vittoria d’Alba, within the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Renowned for its gold flakes, the ambience of the bottle is enhanced by simply flipping the bottle upside down, allowing the gold flakes to float within the product. Other than the gold flakes, Goldschläger is completely clear in colour.

Goldschläger has a strong, dominating cinnamon smell with slight undertones of ethanol present. Immediately upon touching the palette, a strong cinnamon jolt occurs. The experience of the cinnamon can be best described as spicy and hot. There is also a definite burn on both the front and back ends, added by the fact that Goldschläger is 40% alcohol by volume. The texture is of a medium thickness. It is certainly not as syrupy as was expected before hand. The aftertaste is defined by a milder, less overpowering cinnamon bite. However, the warmth of the cinnamon continues to linger well after the liqueur is consumed.

At CAD $28.25 for a 750mL bottle, Goldschläger is in the moderate price range for your typical liqueur. We believe that it is extremely versatile, with the potential to be used in a number of cocktails. Thus, we would suggest including Goldschläger in your home bar, as we were impressed with the overall quality of this product.

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Recipe of the Day

Today’s recipe of the day is the Purple Passion Tea. It has the following ingredients:

1/4 oz. Vodka
1/4 oz. Rum
1/4 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz. Lemon-Lime Soda

Pour into ice-filled highball glass and stir. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

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Our First Brand vs. Brand Tournament!


We decided that our first Brand vs. Brand Tournament is going to include highly-marketed, and thus very popular, Canadian beers. The tournament will involve eight beers in total, one of which is an India Pale Ale, three are Lagers, and four are Pilseners. The brands that we have chosen are Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale, Labatt Blue, Kokanee, Molson Canadian, Steam Whistle, Sleeman Silver Creek Lager, Moosehead Lager, and Lakeport Pilsener. Check out the bracket to the left to see what brands will go against each other in the first round.

The winners of each individual matchup will be decided upon which brands we prefer, based primarily on taste. The first round of the tournament will be completed this week and we hope to have a winner by May 24th. This is going to be fun! If you plan on playing round-by-round with us, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section or on our twitter.

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Recipe of the Day

Today’s recipe of the day is the La Bomba. It has the following ingredients:

1 1/4 oz. Gold Tequila
3/4 oz. Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
2 dashes of Grenadine

Combine all ingredients except grenadine with ice and shake just three times. Pour into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Add grenadine and garnish with a lime wheel.

If you try this recipe, remember to leave your thoughts in the comment section or on our twitter.

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