The Nimble Bag of Bartender Tricks

Bartender Tricks

How To Use Bartender Tricks to Be More Confident Behind the Bar Bartenders need to project confidence. Our ability to do so puts our guests at ease, gains their trust, and gives them permission to have a good time. Master these bartender tricks and you’ll be oozing confidence and blowing your guests away in no […]

“The Offering” Cocktail at Pacific Rim National Park

A Cocktail in a Hut on the Beach – Stress Test at 1st of 29 Canadian National Parks When you’re embarking on an adventure as epic as our cross-Canada tour, you’ve got to do some serious planning.  Since Nate, Kyle and myself will essentially live out of a small trailer for our trip, we have to pack […]

The Smoked Cocktail: A Wild Spur Kinda Night

The smoked cocktail: Perfect for a night around the fire About once a year, we make sure we get out to the beach so that we can have a fire and hang out with some good friends. This year, we decided we’d make a cocktail that fit the occasion perfectly. Never thought you could infuse […]

A Beginner’s Guide To Martinis (and Their Variations)

Martinis for beginners. In the world of cocktails, the martini holds a special place. The mention of its name conjures its distinct glass and garnish, as well as images of its distinctive drinkers. People of influence  casually saunter to the bar and say, “Martini, please”:  businessmen and women, well-to-do housewives, and, of course, James Bond. The […]

Drinks and Drams With Whisky Wisemen

In this episode we get our feet wet in Vancouver by mixing up a couple of delicious whisky cocktails with Whisky Wisemen’s co-founder Nick Harborne. Who are the Whisky Wisemen? Whisky Wisemen is a nonprofit that hosts cocktail parties to raise money for charity. The Wisemen are now branching out into other forms of charity events […]

7 Steps To Become An Absinthe Expert

The US government legalized absinthe more than a decade ago, but mystery and misunderstanding still surrounds the spirit. So we decided to help a bartender out and offer seminars on the worthy drink. Absinthe, also known as the ‘green fairy,’ is a beautiful and unique spirit with a colourful history. But people always ask us, […]

How To Make a Canadian Old Fashioned

Guess what’s in our Canadian Old Fashioned?! A special day calls for a special ingredient. June 3rd was National Doughnut Day, so we made a cocktail that reflected the majesty of the day: the Canadian Old Fashioned. We used Wiser’s Whisky, a Canadian classic with a very high rye content and beautiful sweet and spicy […]

A Stump in the Grove: Honouring BC’s Majesty with a Cocktail

The Story of our Cathedral Grove Inspired Cocktail: a Stump in the Grove We Love the Wild, Ancient Trees of Vancouver Island The unexpected encounters with creatures of the forest; the grandeur of massive groves of ancient cedars and firs.  This is why we decided to create a cocktail based on this beautiful piece of […]