Thursday, July 03, 2014

Choose Your Own Rum Adventure


The Very Last Excuse to Drink. Thanks to everyone at The Grid for brilliant design, editorial and overall pluck.

Monday, June 09, 2014


Pleased as Punch over at The Grid. Definitely one of the most beautiful drinks in Toronto - The Flowing Bowl at Byblos.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


A brief note to add to this story on tequila. The Dulce Vida Anejo is running low at the LCBO - under 100 bottles. That said, there's plenty of Blanco to go around, since it's general list. In addition, we mentioned the Tromba Reposado, but failed to plug their recently released Anejo. Get hoarding!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Clamming Up


Love the Bloody Caesar? Your bartender sure doesn’t. Patrons get a pass for ordering this labour-intensive cocktail at bleary brunch time, but requests made during dinner are generally met with behind-the-back eye-rolling. The reason for this animosity is one part laziness and one part snobbery. The Caesar is obvious, kind of tacky, and—if made with the commercial brands of clam-and-tomato juice—a big old mess of high-fructose corn syrup, sodium, and carbs. Sure, the Caesar may be a contender for our national drink, but craft cocktail–makers tend not to be moved by the patriotic spirit. Walter would like to change that.