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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... 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 Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.