CONTEMPORARY VERSUS CLASSIC COCKTAILS

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By Jared Wall, LevelBar, The Prince George Hotel The Contemporary: Silver Dart Add 1 1/2 fluid ounces gin, 1/2 fluid ounce each of Lillet, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and lavender syrup* to a shaker. Add ice and shake very hard for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Invert grapefruit peels over the drink and…

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HOLIDAY PRE-PARTY

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Seafood Appetizers & Drink Pairings By Mark DeWolf If your house is like mine, the holiday season seems to start weeks before for the big day. Why not invite friends and family over for a holiday pre-party with gourmet nibbles and delightful cocktails? It’s a delicious start to the season. PLANNING AHEAD OVERBOARD APPETIZERS When it comes to seasonal parties,…

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH DAVID MYLES

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David Myles is a Juno award-winning musician but despite national success, his Maritime roots run deep and his love of family and tradition is showcased in his Christmas album, simply titled “It’s Christmas.” The album is a blend of original holiday music and crooner classics such as Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, and a source of pride for Myles. We sat…

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IN THE SPIRIT (AND HOPS) OF GIVING

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Embrace the spirit of giving by gifting a premium liqueur. Most have remarkably beautiful packaging that requires little in terms of extra decoration. Often, all that is required is a little ribbon and a gift tag. On the gift tag, handwrite a favourite cocktail recipe that uses the liqueur for a personal element. If you want to add a little elegance to the…

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GIFT GIVING

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CAN OFTEN BRING MORE ENJOYMENT THAN RECEIVING… especially a gift that sparkles! Even better, if the recipient is willing to pop the cork at the event, bring the sparkling chilled, just in case. These three options, all made in the traditional sparkling method, will be sure to please… Share some local love with Blomidon Estate Crémant. A fun label made…

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THANKS A BRUNCH

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Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to be an evening affair. You can plan on having a holiday brunch with delicious hors d’oeuvres, such as our Overboard Appetizers. Our featured gin-cured salmon recipe, accompanied with bagels and cream cheese, makes an interesting alternative to the usual lox and bagels routine. And why not serve eggs and toast with some pancetta jam on the side? Bacon (in this…

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