Written By Shawn Soole Libations / Spirits Jun 22, 2015 Recreating the historic Victoria Cocktail for the present SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe Victoria Cocktail hasn’t made a comeback yet but I think it is time for one. This recipe is from a copy from the British Columbia Distillery Company in New Westminster. An obscure text that had no publication date and a long list of “products”. From my research it appears that the British Columbia Distillery Company was a branch of the BC Liquor Board that created and bottled liquors and liqueurs for government liquor stores.The Victoria Cocktail was listed along with many classic cocktails and variations on other classics. To recreating this classic, I looked to the explosion of local spirits in recent months and included Ampersand Gin and Unsworth Solera. Both showcase the local cocktail scene and create a dynamic, complex cocktail that will impress any Manhattan or sweet Martini lover. Victoria Cocktail 1 1/2oz Ampersand Gin3/4 oz Unsworth Solera port style wine1/4 oz simple syrupDash of orange bitters Stir & strain with an orange twist SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Shawn Soole one of the most recognized bartenders in his homeland of Australia at the time, and relocated here for love with the city’s honest and unpretentious food and drinks (and for his lovely now-wife). In his years here, Shawn has ... Read More You may also like Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Vancouver / Wine Events February 28, 2017 Canadian Bubble Takes the Stage at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Drink More Canadian Sparkling Wine! Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by bringing ... Read More Liquid Assets February 22, 2017 Domaine des Amphores Les Iris Syrah 2015 Domaine des Amphores Les Iris Syrah 2015, France, $21.50 Ninety-nine point nine percent of wine drinkers don’t care whether their wine says ... Read More Comments are closed.