March 16, 2012

proof rum, get your greens, Vol. 76

Happy St. Patty’s Day 2012! We are very sorry for this tardy posting. Thanks to both Disney and Direct Air we had a few 'technical malfunctions' this week, but we're back. Last year, we took you on a magical journey around the city for March 17th – Check out Beautiful Day
If you’re tired of the black stuff you’re in luck, because, this year we are offering you 5 carefully crafted emerald cocktails to share with your buds. For more information about our brands, visit our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get last minute updates on tastings, parties & events.

Cool garden green 1 1/2 oz proof rum • 1 oz cucumber-cilantro syrup* • frozen cucumber and lime slices • crushed ice • club soda

Add the cucumber-cilantro syrup and proof rum to an (crushed) ice-filled glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with frozen cucumber, lime slices and a sprig of cilantro. (snack dry-roasted edamame)

*Cucumber-cilantro syrup 
½ cup fresh cilantro • ½ cup sugar • ½ cup water • juice of 1 lime
• ¼ of a medium cucumber, chopped
Boil the water, adding sugar and ½ the cilantro. Let cool, then put in blender or food processor with the lime juice, cucumber and rest of cilantro. Refrigerate until ready for use.


winterfresh green 2 oz proof whisky • ¼ oz crème de menthe • 2 oz cream
Add proof whisky, crème de menthe and cream to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint 
(snack Fry's peppermint cream)

 Honeydew green ½ oz midori or melon  • ¾ oz proof rum • ½ oz orange juice
Pour midori, proof rum and orange juice into an ice-filled glass. Stir and garnish with a honey dew melon slice. 
(snack dry-roasted pumpkin seeds)

 Zen-tea green 1 1/2 oz proof whisky • 1 oz Zen Green Tea Liqueur* • 4 sprigs fresh mint • LOTS of crushed ice
Muddle 3 mint sprigs and Green Tea Liqueur in the bottom of a Julep cup and fill with crushed ice. Pour in 2 oz proof whisky and stir. Garnish with remaining mint sprig. Drink with straw. (snack wasabi peas)

* Zen Green Tea Liqueur has limited availability so make sure to check the lcbo website for in stock locations (

Lush island green 1 oz proof rum • ½ oz blue curacao • 3 oz orange juice • 3 oz sprite • ice
Pour proof rum, blue curacao and orance juice into an ice-filled glass. Top with sprite and garnish with a lime peel. 
(snack dry-roasted and salted green peas)

In our search for bar tools and appliances, we came across these cool green gadgets. Here is where we found them: 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7., 8. Green glass 9.

May your glass be ever full.

Weekend Forecast
Saturday: Sunny and a high of 16 degrees
Sunday: Cloudy periods and a high of 19 degrees

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