Summer Hosting with Savoir Faire


You might say that with CÎROC, you can host any affair with a little French savoir faire. This premium but malleable spirit is made from French grapes; a process inspired by over a century of wine-making expertise and craftsmanship. The grapes are specially selected for harvest and made into a wine, which is distilled four…

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Crafting Summer Cocktails with Ketel One


Mark DeWolf | Cocktail Confidential The current cocktail trend is highly focused on using fresh ingredients. While many bartenders reach for brown spirits, classic, well-made vodkas such as Nolet Ketel One continue to be an important part of any mixologist’s repertoire. Ketel One Vodka, which is made from selected European wheat, remains an exceptional product,…

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Crafting a Taste of Summer with Jameson summer cocktails


Traditionally, summer cocktails have relied heavily on neutral base spirits such as vodka and white rum, and sweetened mixes. But as cocktail culture evolves across the country, and specifically in Nova Scotia, the stereotypical summer “blender” cocktail is often being replaced with brighter, fresher, more authentic flavours, often made with spirits that haven’t been traditionally…

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From 1800 to Present: contemporary Tequila cocktails


Mark DeWolf | Cocktail Confidential Shots followed by salt and lime chasers might be the image of Tequila for many, but thanks to a new generation of quality minded producers, Mexico’s spirit is now being embraced as a premium beverage. Amongst distilleries focusing on elevating the image and flavour of Mexico’s national spirit is 1800 Tequila….

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Summer Liqueur Cocktails


Cocktail Confidential Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide your cream liqueurs in the cupboard. They can be incorporated into your summer cocktail repertoire. Let the NSLC’s Mixology Discovery Guide be your starting point to beverage experimentation. The guide provides mix tips for all your favourite liqueurs. Even cream liqueurs traditionally served…

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