Category Archives: Spirits

Spirits, brandy, cognac, gin, rum whiskey – Scotch, Irish and Canadian. How and when to drink them and which ones are best.

Simple Sexy Food

I got this book in the mail the other day, to review. It fits with everything I know about relationships and love. The truth is Valentine’s day is way over-produced. Very few of the dates result in a particularly romantic … Continue reading

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Xmas Passion Egg Nog, the Singleton v. AND the Low Cal (!!) v.

If you don’t want to make a lot, or just feel like making one for a friend, here’s the stripped down version of Christmas Passion. 1 Egg yolk 3 tablespoons sugar 45 ml 1 oz Dark rum 50 ml 1/2 … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Here are four ideas to make your life easier this Christmas. Gift ideas for the favourite wine lover in your life. First, there’s the Legno Art Corkscrew. Made out of polished stainless steel, it feels great in the hand, and … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Cocktails

The various liqueurs available at LB Distillers has had me modifiying any number of traditional cocktail recipes. (cloudberry gimlet anyone?) Here’s a couple that I’ve been playing with that seem quite decent. Saskatoon Sunrise 2 Parts OJ 1 Part Gambit … Continue reading

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The Perfect Margarita?

So what makes a good margarita? Purists argue about everything, including the inclusion of the salt rime. For me I like one of two versions: Juice a lime, add a shot of reposado, either add a 1/3 shot of triple … Continue reading

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