Category Archives: cocktails

Nolet Pratt – Competition Cocktail

Although the posting to reflect on the entire experience of the competition itself, here is the recipe for my cocktail, the Nolet Pratt, which won second place on Tuesday night in the National Barchef Competition. The Nolet Pratt cocktail was … Continue reading

Posted in cocktail competitions, cocktails, recipes, spirits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Almonds & Orgeat

Did you ever have a Mai-Tai and think, “holy shit, this is the best drink I’ve ever had….” well, you’d only think that if you’re into well-made “tiki” cocktails most likely, but there’s that distinguishable flavour in the glass that … Continue reading

Posted in cocktails, libations, recipes, spirits | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Cocktail Kitchen Series

The Refinery, known for having one of the most innovative cocktail programs in Canada, is now proud to launch a six month interactive and educational competition called “The Cocktail Kitchen Series”. Due to launch on July 8th 2010, “The Cocktail … Continue reading

Posted in cocktail competitions, cocktails, events | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Ginger Beer Bonanza

I had to fight to get on CityTV’s Breakfast Television, not because I suck, but they aren’t really interested in “cocktails” and booze – one of those things I suppose they’d like to avoid promoting at 7:00am, which makes tons … Continue reading

Posted in cocktails, libations, recipes, spirits | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

by Lauren Mote (all photos by the gifted Melissa Gidney of Melissa Gidney Photography) Although completely inspired by Lewis Carrol’s book, the adventures shared on June 06 were hardly of a predictable fashion. In fact, take the concept of Alice … Continue reading

Posted in cocktails, coffee & tea, events, recipes, spirits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments