April 28, 2011

proof whisky, royal party, Vol. 31

Unless you are living in a cave with zero access to media or current affairs (then you wouldn’t be reading this), you are probably well up to speed on details of the upcoming Royal nuptials. Tomorrow is finally the big day and we are celebrating Wills & Kate’s tying of the knot, with a pitcher of pimms. To learn more about our brand visit www.proofbrands.com. Become a friend on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Proof-Brands/181641835185326 and Twitter http://twitter.com/proofbrands to get last minute updates on tastings, parties & events.

proof pimm’s cup
1 oz proof whisky1 oz Pimm's No.1, Top with 4-6 oz 7-Up or Sprite
Add proof whisky & Pimms No.1 to a glass filled with ice.  Top with 7-UP & stir.  Garnish with cucumber, lime, orange slice and a mint leaf.

proof pimm's pitcher
4 oz proof whisky, 4 oz Pimm's No.1, Top with 16-24 oz Sprite or 7-up
Add proof whisky & Pimms No.1 to a pitcher filled with ice.  Top with 7-UP & stir. Garnish with cucumber, orange, lemon or lime slices and mint

Pimm's No. 1 is gin-based and can be served both on ice or in cocktails. It has a dark tea colour with a reddish tint, and tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruit. It is often taken with "English-style" (clear and carbonated) lemonade, as well as various chopped fresh ingredients, particularly apples, cucumber, oranges, lemons, strawberry, and mint. Pimm's is also mixed with champagne (or a sparkling white wine), called a "Pimm's Royal Cup". It is 25% alcohol by volume.

If you would like to go all out for the wedding, here are a few spots that sell great British gear.
Your friends will feel like they have stepped into Buckingham Palace.

Teatro Verde in Toronto carries a fun range of British party favours (www.teatroverde.com)
They sell everything from British canapé flags, British Cake stands, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Ribbon punch cups, British Paper Cups, British Party Bunting, British Teapot Vase, to Solar Powered Queens

Empire by Bullet (www.bulletathome.com  239 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON)
Empire was established in 1996 and carries a great selection of foods and gifts from the UK. 

They carry a good variety of cool union jack ipad & laptop cases, teapots and mugs, trays, imported candy, Walkers crisps and if your drink is G&T, Lemon bitters. (better than any NA tonic)

As of end of June, Empire will be enjoying its new digs and new name, South Coast, at 724 1/4 Queens Street East (just east of Broadview) The store will carry a different stock of more linens and whites. In the meantime, stop in today for their ‘Moving Sale’ at the Danforth location and save 20% on all merchandise. 

Your favourite neighbourhood pub will be opening the doors at 6:00 a.m. so that you can celebrate the Royal nuptials with a large gathering.”

Elephant & Castle will be serving a traditional English Breakfast, starting at 6 am, for the occasion.

If you are not an early riser, you can still catch the ceremony at Elephant & Castle, as they will be replaying it all day long. 
Stop in for a proof Urban Cocktail or have some proof whisky on the rocks. (www.elephantcastle.com)

Weekend Forecast
Saturday: Mainly sunny and a high of 15 degrees
Sunday: Isolated showers and a high of 16 degrees

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