September 1, 2011

proof rum, from the midway, Vol. 49

Happy September 1st (or not) Yup – it’s here. But, rather than dropping face-down in a Balasana pose and weeping, why not live it up on the midway. Just keep telling yourself – September ALWAYS promises amazing hot weather and lots of cool events. Which is why we are celebrating this long weekend and the release of proof rum (FINALLY!!!) at the LCBO with two versions of Hemingway’s favourite rum classic, the Daiquiri. To learn more about our brand visit ‘Like’ us on Facebook and Twitter to get last minute updates on tastings, parties & events.

proof rum classic daiquiri 1 1/2 oz proof white rum • 1 tsp sugar • ½ oz lime juice • ice
Add proof white rum, sugar, lime juice and ice to your shaker. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

proof rum frozen grapefruit daiquiri 1 1/2 oz proof white rum • 1 1/2 tsp sugar • ½ oz lime juice • 1 oz grapefruit juice • ice (crushed ice is even better)
Pour proof white rum, sugar, lime juice, grapefruit juice and crushed ice in blender. Pulse until you reach desired consistency. 
Garnish with lime and mint.


proof white rum...
...was well received in the International Spirits Market this year, when it was awarded a silver medal at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This deluxe white rum is distilled in the Caribbean from luscious sun-kissed sugar cane and reserved in barrels for two years. It then makes its journey to Canada where it is blended in small batches with aged rum and rocky mountain spring water. This process creates a clean, clear and luscious finish. proof rum is bottled at 42% alc./vol., to give it that extra edge. You can find it in the rum section at the LCBO for $20.00 a bottle. Just look for the same unique 500 ml size – the perfect entertaining size. 
Enjoy it on the rocks or in any of our succulent cocktail recipes.


We are pulling on our fanny packs and spending our final blowout weekend at the Ex. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) or The Ex as it is also known, is Canada’s largest annual community event. Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events, midway rides and games, a working farm, parades and sports, international food and shopping, Kids’ World, and a three-day air show. Over the course of its late summer run, the CNE attracts approximately 1.3 million people each year. Check out their website for events and info (

We couldn’t wait for the weekend, so we had a little sneak-preview last night. Our stomachs are not thanking us today.

Now here's an upset tummy just waiting to happen.

And another...

You may want to finish your CNE adventure with a final trip to the FOOD Building.
After devouring Tiny Tom Donuts, lemonade, free Sprite, Giant Pogo sticks, a caramel apple, popcorn, veggie samosas and pakoras, we ordered a Colossal Onion, better know as the infamous Blooming Onion. Kerpowee! At least it wasn’t the Krispy Kreme burger.


If you would rather experience the excitement from the ringside, visit the Grand Chapiteau in the Portlands, for Cirque du Soleil’s latest spectacular spectacle, Totem. This amazing show runs from August 10th to October 9th, 2011. (

TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Visit the King and Spadina LCBO this Friday (tomorrow) for a sampling of proof rum with proprietor Michael Riley. He will also be serving the new proof whisky and William Cider creation, The William Sour and boy oh boy is it delicious.

Happy Long Weekend!!! (no long faces now)

Labour Day Weekend Forecast:
Saturday: Chance of thundershowers and a high of 26 degrees
Sunday: Isolated showers and a high of 21 degrees
Monday: Isolated showers and a high of 18 degrees

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