Written By Treve Ring Cocktails / Libations / Spirits Apr 19, 2012 From the Bar Soole: The Old Switcheroo SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSo what’s Switchel?Switchel originated in the Caribbean using a base of ginger, molasses, apple cider vinegar, sugar & water. This refreshing drink was very popular in the American Colonies during the 17th Century.Clive’s is putting Switchel on tap in May for their early Summer menu as it’s a great addition to cocktails and mixing. You can make your own at home with the recipe below, and play around with it in cocktails, like The Old Switcheroo.THE OLD SWITCHEROO1 oz Bulleit Bourbon 1 oz Calvados 1/2 oz Maraschino Dashes of Extinct Chemical Co. Acid Phosphate Top with SwitchelBuild over ice and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig and a orange wheel. SWITCHEL1 quart water ½ cup (125mL) of Apple cider vinegar 1 ½ cups (375mL) sugar 2 3/4oz (82.5mL) light/fancy molasses 2oz freshly grated gingerCombine 1 quart of water, the vinegar, sugar, molasses and giner and simmer, uncovered. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to cool for 30 mins. Pour slowly in a glass jug containing 2 ½ quarts of water. Top off with water to make a gallon.~~ Drinks from the Bar SooleWatch this space for more classic and modern cocktails from Shawn Soole – BarKeep extraordinaire, judge, writer, pioneer and all around nice chap. You can sit at Soole’s bar stool in Victoria’s Clive’s Classic Lounge.cocktailShawn Soole SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Books / Cocktails / Press Release September 22, 2019 An Expedition to the Land of Great Northern Cocktails Shawn Soole’s latest book swings open the doors to the world of Canadian cocktails CHIPPENHAM, UK, 20 September 2019—Hidden in the vast northern ... Read More Cocktails / Drink / Drink Academy / Drink This / Entertaining / Spirits / Victoria July 3, 2019 An Introduction to EAT’s New Columnists It’s all about cocktails, the home bar, what to buy, and what to serve. Founders Kyle and Nate launched their bar consultancy, The Nimble Bar ... Read More Cocktails / Drink / Drink This / Spirits May 3, 2019 Pink Peppercorn & Thyme Gin Twist featuring Sheringham’s Kazuki Gin It’s almost summertime. And in case you didn’t know, that means gin cocktails on the patio. Vancouver Island has a plethora (yes, I just said ... Read More Cocktails / Press Release / Restaurants February 19, 2019 Lauren Mote and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Launch a Multi-Sensory Cocktail Experience Press Release — Legendary mixologist Lauren Mote and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler have joined forces again to elevate the Spirit of ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Cocktails / Victoria November 13, 2016 A Conversation With Super Caesar Fan: Liz McArthur Different cocktails have different philosophical traditions attached to them. At least this is how I see it. I still reject the notion that, just ... Read More Comments are closed.