LOUNGE LIZARD – Cocktails in Royal Oak

It was a busy Saturday when we decided to stop at the Med Grill in Royal Oak.

It was a busy Saturday when we decided to stop at the Med Grill in Royal Oak. Perusing the cocktail menu, it was a delight to find that the price for a 2 oz. Tanqueray Martini is $8 — a much better value than The Guild’s $16, 3-oz. version.

It was feeling autumnal, so a couple of bourbon cocktails seemed to be the right order for the day, along with some yummy Blue Moon wings. The Jeffrey brought together Knob Creek, Remy, Cinzano and Benedictine in an obviously spirit-forward concoction that I truly enjoyed and would have again. The other cocktail, the Orange Grove, would have seen Bulleit, muddled orange, Triple Sec with a splash of cranberry mixed together — had they actually thought to put the bourbon and cranberry in the glass. Seems they have a distracted bartender on board and the funny thing was that the glass was full of ice and the liquid filled less than half the glass — you’d think even the server might have picked up that something was amiss.

The clumsy bartending reminded me of a recent foray to Lot 1 where I ordered a martini from the server and was asked what that was.

On a final note, I’d recommend Art of the Cocktail and a not to-be-missed session on Foraging for Cocktails with LA based writer/bartender Matthew Biancaniello and the lovely women from Gather

 

Just Posted

Finalists announced for Victoria’s National Philanthropy Day awards

Social change-elevating works by community members recognized in six award categories

Sooke author’s book highlights Salish Sea artists

The art is varied but the medium is the same

Scottish sensation Skerryvore brings Celtic sounds to Victoria

Oct. 9 concert at the McPherson one of just two Canadian dates on band’s international tour

Cherish: dance, fashion and philanthropy

Oct. 4 fundraiser a collaboration betweren Dance Victoria and Victoria Women’s Transition House

Hometown rocker Roper touring with material from ambitious new album

Evolved sound in Access to Infinity builds on rootsy, rock ‘n’ roll downhome vibe of previous album

Musicians take note at Victoria music industry conference

Emerging artists and industry professionals come together at Rifflandia Gathering

FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

Fahrenheit 11/9 examines the discontent in U.S. seized upon by Trump, writes Robert Moyes

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ triumph at Emmys

In a ceremony that started out congratulating TV academy voters for the most historically diverse field of nominees yet, the early awards all went solely to whites.

Most Read