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 Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.