LOUNGE LIZARD – World cocktail day

Our isolated island is sufficiently spirited to keep us going through the dark and dank days.

World Cocktail Day recently passed and it put me in mind as to why one should have a cocktail. So forthwith (I must be in a British frame of mind) here are nine very good reasons to have some spirit in your glass.

• When the bomb gets dropped, our isolated island is sufficiently spirited to keep us going through the dark and dank days. Thank you to: Victoria Distillers, De Vine, Sheringham, Fermentorium, Arbutus Distillery, Ampersand, Shelter Point, Wayward Distillation House – and if there is a row boat still available – Legend Distilling and Island Spirits.

• At home it’s cheaper than drinking a nice bottle of wine.

Little Jumbo. A cocktail list with humour and deliciousness!

• There are so many yummy variations that one can never get bored.

Cascadia Liquor. I stopped by their recent opening at Eagle Creek and was reminded what a fabtastulic selection they have. It bowls me over every time and makes it next to impossible to settle for Tanqueray.

• You’ll have a reason to use that Parfait d’Amour that your Aunt gave you.

• Not only are we blessed with the best breadmaker, Fol Epi owner Cliff Leir, but he’s brilliant enough to hire bar manager Adam Bonneau for his new downtown restaurant, Agrius.

• You can buy your local gin or vodka at the farmer’s market.

• ‘Cause your in-laws are more fun after you’ve had a 3 oz. cocktail.

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