Category Archives: libations

Boozing – The Christmas Cocktail Edition.

by Lauren Mote Here is a list of delicious contemporary and “spins” on classic cocktails perfect for the holidays. 1) Best noggin’ your eggs have ever seen: Single Serving: 1 cold organic whole egg 2 oz 35% cream 1/2 oz … Continue reading

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Cointreau Competition at Pourhouse, Gastown.

by Jay Jones, Urbandiner.ca (http://urbandiner.ca/2009/11/09/the-bar-craft-cointreau-competion-at-pourhouse/) November 9, 2009 at 11:45 pm · Similar Stories in Cocktail Culture, Competitions, Downtown, Jackie Connelly, Jay Jones Bartenders are fiercely proud of what they do. It’s not a job, or a career, and much … Continue reading

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Mission Hill Portfolio Tasting

When I was invited to taste the Mission Hill portfolio, I couldn’t help but think about the bargain bin at the local liquor store. What else exists between their innocuous stock wines and Oculus? The Shangri-La hosted a complete tasting … Continue reading

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Blend like the Best: Taste Magazine Feature

by Lauren Mote Age old tactics, ones that seemed to fade in and out with time and technology, find themselves creeping back into bars across North America. Gin, our rising star, and one of the primal spirits in classic cocktails, … Continue reading

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The Art of Cocktail Bitters with Lauren Mote

Original story located at http://www.urbandiner.ca June 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm · Similar Stories in Cocktail Culture, Lauren Mote, Paul Kamon, Pictorial Lauren Mote, the new GM and talented mixologist of The Refinery on Granville Street invited a few special … Continue reading

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I like liquids better anyway – BarChef – no food please!

Taken from its original location http://www.urbandiner.ca The BarChef June 2, 2009 at 11:05 am · Similar Stories in Cocktail Culture, Lauren Mote, Talking Points As a continuation of my cocktail adventures in Toronto a few weeks ago, I met up … Continue reading

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A day at the farm

by Lauren Mote As soon as I started at the Refinery, and figured out how to use my email program, the first email I opened was a congratulatory note from Angelina at Vista D’Oro Vineyard down in Langley. Apart from … Continue reading

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Make me a bourbon Manhattan…. please

by Lauren Mote Every person really loves that “certain cocktail”, the drink that stimulates their appetite, cleanses their palate, and loosens them up. My favourite feel good bevy used to be the Negroni – an old-school blend of Campari, Gin … Continue reading

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Mixology Adventures: Part 2 – The Seminar

by Lauren Mote Vail Colorado, day 2. The purpose of this seminar, was to collect the some 200 participants in the Mixology Summit, lock them in room with nothing but each other, booze and Steve Olson – now that’s something … Continue reading

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Mixology Adventures: Lauren is una’vail’able right now.

by Lauren Mote When I got off the plane in Denver, i was dying to run outside and breathe the frosty air.. but I could only run for about 30 seconds – the pressure and the elevation are pretty high … Continue reading

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