From 1800 to Present: contemporary Tequila cocktails

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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

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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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Crafting Summer-Inspired Cocktails

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The NSLC’s recently introduced Mixology Discovery Guide is a simple way to discover new favourite mixed drinks and cocktail ideas. In stores, each spirit is identified as either a Base (no sugar added) or a Liqueur (sweetened and flavoured), and is accompanied with mix recommendations. In the case of some of the more complex and…

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Mixology discovery guide

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The NSLC recently introduced their Mixology Discovery Guide, which has been designed to be a convenient and easy way for consumers to discover how to best use the spirits and liqueurs found on their store shelves. All of the NSLC spirits have been categorized into two broad taste profiles, ‘Base’ and ‘Liqueur.’ Base spirits are…

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CRUSH ON LOCAL

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By Jenner Cormier We are quickly approaching the season where fresh vegetables and fruit are becoming abundant. Adding fresh ingredients from your garden shouldn’t have to be a scary venture when it comes to making cocktails at home. There are a few different ways of incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables into cocktails — syrups, shrubs, bitters, infusions or…

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SHRUBS: A Sweet ‘N Sour Classic

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There are a couple of classic rules for summer entertaining: keep it simple and keep it refreshing. Enter Shrubs. Shrubs are sweet, yet tangy, syrups that combine fruit, sugar and an acid, often in the form of vinegar or citrus juice. They can be prepared in advance of a party, kept in the fridge and…

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Inspired by Ironworks Bluenose Rum

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By Jared Wall, Level Bar at The Prince George Hotel, Halifax Lunenburg’s Ironworks distillery is crafting a reputation for their premium quality spirits and liqueurs including this rich, dark rum made from Crosby’s Molasses, a classic Maritime ingredient. Strike While the Iron is Cold 2 Servings 2 fl oz Ironworks Bluenose Rum 1/3 fl oz…

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Italian-Inspired Local Pairing

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Nova Scotia’s Steinhart Distillery has crafted a reputation for its elegant, premium spirits. This week, the team from The Prince George has been inspired to transform Steinhart Organic Vodka into a delicious Italian-inspired cocktail and matched it to similarly Italian inspired salad recipe. Occasions Recommends Steinhart Organic Vodka, 750 ml $49.98 Next Week Jared gets…

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