Vancouver Cocktail & Hotel Georgia

Exciting cocktails always add something special to a race weekend. Especially when the race lulls a little, pulling out the cocktail shakers and trying new creations livens it up! 

Canadian Cocktails

West Jet Magazine shared four Canadian-made cocktails with varied origin stories. The following two are both signature cocktails created by Canadian hotel mixologists. 

Vancouver Cocktail

"The Vancouver Cocktail, said to have been invented in the 1950s at the city’s Sylvia Hotel. Its flavour is similar to the Toronto, but it’s not quite as bitter." 

1.5 oz gin
0.75 oz Punt e Mes  or other sweet vermouth
0.25 oz Bénédictine
2 dashes orange bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a orange peal.

Hotel Georgia

"Launched in 1927, The Hotel Georgia reopened in 2011 as the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, housing Hawksworth Restaurant. Former bar manager Brad Stanton found its namesake cocktail recipe and modified it."

1.75 oz gin
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz orgeat syrup
6-8 drops orange blossom water
1 egg white

Shake all ingredients with ice (be careful! the egg white creates a lot of pressure so you'll need to hold to top on well!), strain into a reserved glass and back into shaker, and shake again without ice (dry shake). Double-strain with a fine mesh strainer into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg (optional).