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Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, drink to that! It’s Friday and I have another yummy cocktail recipe for you to try. Actually this week I have a few courtesy of Appleton Estate Rum. Ruby Rum Cocktail This is my personal concoction, that screams Summertime. I dare you to find a Caribbean person that doesn’t love rum punch. This isn’t exactly rum punch but it is just as delicious. 2oz Appleton Estate Rum (Signature will do just fine)1/3 oz lime2oz Pineapple Juice1/2oz Ribena Blackcurrant Syrup Put ice, pineapple juice, Appleton into a shaker, squeeze the juice of 1/3 lime into the shaker, throw the lime into the shaker. Shake Shake Shake. Pour into any glass you like (it taste awesome regardless…just leave out the ice). Pour the Ribena Blackcurrent Syrup into the center of the glass. The syrup will settle at the bottom of the glass giving a beautiful ombre look.…

Welcome Back Folks! It’s Wednesday, which means I share my three to five wine picks for the week. I try to select wines that are accessible to most while throwing in at least one wine that you may have overlooked. I will offer tasting note as well as a few things you may want to pair with them. If you have tried any of these wines I would love to hear your! Tell me what you tried it with, what you liked (or didn’t like) about it. Also if there are some wines you think I should try let me know! 1. Henry of Pelham- Baco Noir (Old Vine) Henry of Pelham – Baco Noir (Old Vine) I am obsessed with this absolutely delicious Ontario wine. I paired it on Easter Sunday with a herb slow-roasted leg of lamb and it was heavenly, my family could not stop raving about…

I will be honest, this article will be biased, but with good cause. One could objectively say that Appleton produces some of the Caribbean’s most premium rums. Year after year winning awards for its excellence including the Gold 2014 San Francisco World Spirit Competition, 2014 Wine Enthusiast 93/100 Best Buy and the Mode Selection Grand Gold Medal and International High Quality Trophy, just to name a few. My personal favourite is Appleton Estate 21 Year, which despite Appleton’s long history with Canada (as Canada is Appleton’s first and largest foreign market) is unfortunately not sold here. Appleton Estate Rum is a Jamaican national treasure. It is a staple on my home bar. Most people are familiar with premium spirits being associated almost exclusively to scotches and cognacs, however, Appleton Estate Rum shatters that myth as it has long been a brand that elevates the status of rum on the global…

As a hospitality professional, I am no stranger to the impact and epidemic (now pandemic) can have on the industry. SARS was a huge wake-up call for us all and shifted how we do business. Covid-19 is a scary deja vu, however, we know a bit more now and hopefully will come out of this a bit better. Deborah Fell is Partner & CMO with Chief Outsiders, the nation’s fastest-growing fractional CMO firm; wrote the below article and I thought it was important to share. Deborah works with companies to develop and implement strategies that accelerate growth and was with Marriott International during the 9/11 tragedy and aftermath. How Brands Can Manage a Travel Industry Crisis by deborah fell (courtesy chief outsider) Travel isn’t always a bed of roses. There are natural disasters, tainted products, bad actors, data breaches, regional and global viruses, and events big and small that require industries to…

Pinot Noir is a grape originally from the French region of Burgundy and typically grows in cooler climates hence why many of the noteworthy pinot noirs from the new world are produced in California and New Zealand, however this delicious grape and all its potential is absolutely not limited to the aforementioned. Pinot Noir is a great aging grape which means if you invest in quality or higher priced bottle you can save it for that very special occasion and not worry about serving your guests a bottle of vinegar. When serving a glass of pinot noir or Bourgogne (burgundy) you want to lean towards the traditional burgundy glass which has a wide middle and a narrower mouth. This is the type of wine screams “get your swirl on.” The wider bowl of the glass allows the aromatics to really build and spread while the narrower mouth channels the aroma…

I don’t like to say things are my “favourite” but this one comes pretty close. I love cocktails that are served in sharing portions (especially of the gin variety). Beefeater Pink has created this yummy cocktail recipe that will make your summer BBQs that much prettier (and delicious-er). Pink punch recipe serves 8 image courtesy of Beefeater Gin 12oz Beefeater Pink6oz berry puree12oz lemonade6oz soda waterCombine all ingredients over ice in a punchbowlGarnish with berries and mint

This is a special one for those ambitious at-home bar chefs and is certain to impress your guests during your summer gatherings, not only with its delicious taste but the beautiful presentation. Grab a bottle of Beefeater Pink Gin to take this cocktail to the next level! Pink Peppercorn Rosé with Beefeater Pink Gin 1.5 oz Beefeater Pink Gin0.5 oz Peppercorn Syrup2 oz Moscato Rosé2 oz white grape juiceCombine all the ingredientsTop off with a splash of tonic waterGarnish with pink peppercorns, candied cranberries, and edible flowers

I LOVE gin, it is my typical go-to light cocktail spirit. Some say you are either a gin drinker or a vodka drinker and I say there really is no comparison. What I love about gin is that each distiller creates a beverage that is incredibly unique with a very distinct flavour profiles. Gin is elegant and subtle, just like a beautiful perfume. An interesting fact I learned about gin from Beefeater’s Master Distiller Desmond Payne during our lunch and learn hosted by the Deck Agency was one of the signature elements of gin is orris root which is also a key ingredient in the beloved Chanel perfumes. Beefeater London Gin had debuted their Beefeater Pink a strawberry flavoured gin this month that is now available in limited quantity but is certainly worth seeking out to add to your collection. With botanical tasting notes of juniper, angelica root, lemon peel and…

The classic Canadian cocktail has taken on a whole new look courtesy the Thompson Diner! Here are three suped-up caesar cocktails that will change your impression of this traditional cocktail forever. This is not your typical Clamato juice and Tabasco sauce, these are entire meals in a glass. Here are the recipes for you to try to make these delicious cocktails on your own or add your own twist! left: Mac & Cheese Caesar centre: Chicken & Waffles Caesar right: Thompson Burger Caesar Mac & Cheese Caesar 1.5oz Gin4oz Clamato Juice0.5oz Lemon Juice2 dashes Salt & Pepper3 dashes Tabasco sauce1tsp HorseradishLemon Pepper RimmerGarnish with Mac & Cheese Chicken & Waffles Caesar 1oz Gin3oz Clamato Juice2 dashes Sale & Pepper3 dashes Tabasco Sauce2 dashes WorcestershireTraditional RimmerGarnish with Chicken & Waffles Thompson Burger Caesar 1.5oz Tequilla4oz Clamato Juice2 dashes Salt & Pepper3 dashes Tabasco Sauce2 dashes Worcestershire SauceSteak Spice Rimmer3 Slices JalapenosGarnish…

Let an entrepreneur tell it, they will often say they started their first business in their basement, garage, bedroom or at their kitchen table. It takes a special person to start a business, to take a look at what’s out there, see what’s missing and create something new. At its core Samuel Adams, an American craft beer company keeps that entrepreneurial spirit alive. “At our Boston Brewery, we’re still trying new things every day; some good, and, well, some not-so-good. We learn from the process, and never give up on the journey towards the next tasty beer. It’s our commitment to you that keeps us innovative, inspired, and striving to become better every single day.” Samuel Adams, an award-winning beer selected four Canadian start-ups to be a part of a four-day-long pop-up shop in Toronto called The Disruptors, Presented by Samuel Adams featured companies Loch Eyewear: Birthed from the vision…