• Drinks

    Canadian Old Fashioned

    It’s a rainy cold day in Toronto, which makes it the perfect occasion for this Canadian Old Fashioned. A classic Old Fashioned is served with bourbon, bitter, a bit of simple syrup and maybe, if you’re daring, a bit of orange peel. So, there is a bit of a freestyle twist here, and conservative fans of the classic Old Fashioned might see this as nothing less than heresy. However, I recommend trying it first, and then making your judgement. At least, eat the bacon. My Canadian Old Fashioned here draws on a cocktail we had in a restaurant in Quebec City back in November. Like today, it was a cold…

  • Bourbon and bubbles cocktail with sliced peaches

    Bourbon and bubbles

    It’s Friday and coming home from work on a cold and windy October day, this is the perfect cocktail to get warmth back into your bones and celebrate the beginning of the weekend. This bourbon and bubbles cocktail is really opposites attracts: the elegant and light sparkling wine meeting rich and deep bourbon. I find they make for a perfect combination of warmth and festive lightness all in one. Just what you need on a cold and windy Friday night! Recently I find myself liking bourbon cocktails more and more. Maybe it’s the season, or maybe it’s that extra depth the bourbon adds. But then again, I never liked really…

  • A Pot of Gold - Game of Thrones drink for season 8, episode 5, in honor of House Lannister

    There will be fire, and blood

    After the last episode of GoT, the game is open, though it does seem there’s bound to be both fire and blood in GoT tonight. But whose fire will be the strongest and whose blood will spill? Once again we’ll need something strong to calm our nerves! This drink ‘A Pot of Gold’, named after another great, and very ambitious, house, will surely alleviate at least some of our anxieties. What exactly are we in for with all the political scheming going on? How far is Cersei willing to go to get rid of her enemies? Is Daenerys going mad, like her father, or is she just growing sad because…