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Introducing the JG – a cocktail named for John Gormley

Allow me to introduce the cocktail I created in honour of John Gormley, the eponymous host of John Gormley Live. It’s sweet! It’s sour! It’s full of flavour! It’s intoxicating! And most of all it’s Canadian! 50 mls White Owl … Continue reading

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The Perfect Cocktail

If you really want to make a cocktail (‘martini’ in the current parlance) that stands out, you’ve got to get away from gimmicky liquor (goldschlager anyone?) and alco-milkshakes. These appeal to the adolescent drinker with their undeveloped craving for sweets … Continue reading

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Angostura Bitters & the Banshee!

The thing you have to understand with cocktails (and all food) is that astringency is important. Celery is astringent. Grapefruit is astringent. Romaine is astringent. The absence of astringency begats a palate for fat people. Angostura Bitters is widely available … Continue reading

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