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All Hail The Caesar, Canada’s National Cocktail

Invented in Calgary in 1969, the Caesar is Canada’s most popular cocktail, with 350 million Caesars consumed annually. It’s our favorite brunch cocktail, a reliable hangover cure, a preferred aperitif, a standby nightcap and an almost-guilt-free meal replacement. It typically contains vodka, Clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and is served…

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Exploring The Hopscotch Festival

The 2012 Hopscotch Festival, now in it’s 16th year, in a new location and is being hosted at the PNE. What does that mean for you? More exhibitors, more products, more whiskies, and more people. There will be over 65 booths and more than 250 products to taste. And if you think due to the name this is just a Scotch…

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Cocktail Recipe: A Martini For Movember from Fine Art Bartending School

This recipe is in honour of all the guys who are becoming less attractive as each day in Movember ticks by. We honour your sacrifice for charity with:   The Moustache Ride Martini 1.5 oz Van Gogh Espresso Flavoured Vodka .5 oz Butterripple Schnapps 1 oz cream Chocolate sprinkle rim Shake & Strain into a chilled martini glass   Support…

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3 Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Vampire’s Bite 1oz Effen Vodka 3oz Lemonade 1oz Soda Build in a tall glass filled with ice Top with a cap full of Pomegranate Juice Ghoul’s Delight 1oz Black Grouse Scotch Whisky 0.5oz BOLS Blue Curacao Liqueur 3oz Orange Juice Combined ingredients in a shaker tin with ice, shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into a tall glass filled…

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Working Flair Vs. Competition Flair Bartending

Whats Competition Flair? Competition flair consists of highly choreographed show stopping routines. A great competition flair performance requires a ton of preparation. The routine is rehearsed countless times in the backyard. People came to see a flair competition, so it better be practiced & polished! Bottles are numbered, taped, and filled with the smallest amounts possible to make your designated 3…

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