Blueberry Lavender Moscow Mule

Blueberry Lavender Moscow Mule

Among the things I love in life are: a good cocktail, and helping out a local, woman-owned business. Which brings us to today’s subject: the Blueberry Lavender Moscow Mule. A few years back, I met the radiant April, who, together with her partner Rhoda, started 

Blueberry Lavender Gin Sour

Blueberry Lavender Gin Sour

I recently got to be the judge on this local martini competition. Basically, I had to go to a few different restaurants and try their martini creations and then score them. One of my favourites was this Lavendertini from the Lobby Lounge at the Hotel 

Pisco Sour Cocktail

Pisco Sour Cocktail

Republished Jan 22, 2022 in memory of Kumiko Umeno. RIP friend.  A wonderful way to explore a new country’s culture is through its food and drink. You can learn so much that way. The Bahn Mi is a great example of this. This delicious sandwich 

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

In the days of my misspent youth, I once went to New York City with a boyfriend for a gig he was doing. While we were there, we went to a party. Of course. It was outdoors, in Harlem, on the roof, and it was 

Cocktails with Wolf & Grouse

Cocktails with Wolf & Grouse

For the second year in a row, I didn’t really go anywhere this summer. It was one of those things… because of COVID, it was a challenge to go anywhere on a plane. We were being encouraged to stay home. As a result, anything “local” 

Lavender French 75

Lavender French 75

It was all going so well… vaccines are being rolled out, progress is being made… And then infection rates soared to the highest they’ve been ever. Ever. Here in BC, that’s lead to a partial lockdown. In addition to all the restrictions we had before, 

Boulevardier Cocktail

Boulevardier Cocktail

Yep, it’s fall. Like, aggressively fall. The leaves are gone off the trees, and the golden days of October are behind us, with nothing but rain and cold and dark ahead of us for the next few months. This is the part of the year 

Watermelon Frosé

Watermelon Frosé

This discovery was life-changing. Life-changing, I say! Look, you guys. I try not to be basic. I really do. But sometimes, it creeps in. I generally avoid all things pumpkin spice, unless it’s fall and I’m baking and they actually contain pumpkin. I don’t watch 

Canadian Christmas Cocktail

Canadian Christmas Cocktail

Yup, the Christmas posts have begun.  Does this make me behind the times? It is, after all, nearly the middle of December.  My tree’s not up, and I’ve only baked one batch of Christmas cookies so far. It’s possible I’m behind, but I’m honestly not 

Rose Merry Tea-Ni [Holiday Cocktail]

Rose Merry Tea-Ni [Holiday Cocktail]

Well, kids, it’s one month to Christmas. As usual, I am woefully unprepared. I promised my offspring in… oh, July? that this year for Chirstmas, he’s be getting the new NES Classic game system. You see, even though he’s 13, he’s really into stuff I