March 29, 2012

proof rum, proof’s perfect day, Vol. 78

If you could have the perfect day, just what would that day be? 
Starting April 1st, 2012, proof will be running its first-ever FB contest – the proof’s perfect day sweepstakes. To become eligible to win, all you have to do is LIKE us on Facebook. If you should win, you will start this perfect day with a $50.00 haircut at Toronto’s trendiest Barber Shop, Garrison’s by the Park Barbershop (for him), and a $75.00 mani-pedi at Sunny Mummy Spa & Boutique (for her). A $500.00 shopping spree will follow, courtesy of Club Monaco. Later you will enjoy a $75.00 SoCal dinner at the Combine Eatery on the Danforth, and you will then finish your perfect day with a Cineplex Movie Night Out Pass for two. A few surprises await you along the way, but these we are keeping a secret. 
The total value of this prize is over $750.00.

For more information on proof brands, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter for updates on tastings & events.

proof’s perfect day daiquiri 1 ½ oz proof rum • 1 oz lime juice • 1 oz vanilla & cinnamon simple syrup*
To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 ½ oz proof rum, 1 oz lime juice & 1 oz vanilla and cinnamon simple syrup. Shake sharply and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

*vanilla & cinnamon simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and boiling water. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Pour into a jar or bottle with a lid and drop in a vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. HINT: Remove cinnamon after a day because the flavour will become very intense.

On Sunday, April 1st LIKE us on Facebook to enter your name in our sweepstakes!

Garrisons (907 Queen Street West, 2nd floor Doug Stewart and his wife Hollis Hopkins opened this cool retro barber shop in their Victorian home almost 2 years ago, along with barber Alan Brown. Inside, an antique city map covers much of one wall, along with a display of photos of the area from the city archives. Little displays of retro men's accessories line the park-framing windows. A spacious deck at the back is open, when the sun is shining.

Sunny Mummy Spa & Boutique: (903 Queen Street West, Toronto, 647-430-3883 Named after Owner Nilla Petta’s daughter Soleil, Sunny Mummy is the first of it’s kind in Toronto. Sunny Mummy Spa and Boutique offers a variety of spa and wellness services, is child friendly and offers onsite childcare.

 Club Monaco ( Club Monaco's Spring Look Book 2012 is here. Check out their new line at one of many locations.

The Combine Eatery: (162 Danforth Avenue, 416-792-8088 The Combine Eatery is one of the first restaurants in Toronto to offer a So-Cal menu, fresh enough to trick you into believing that you are in some cool Southern California city, like San Diego. They serve a combination of Canadian comfort foods like poutine, lobster fritters, burgers and BLT’s beside an extensive list of sunny so-cal items like, fish tacos (choose grilled or fried), burritos, chipotle grilled seafood and meats. 

They also have a good variety of salads and lighter fare to choose from. With friendly staff and awesome drinks, it’s a perfect place to hang. And make sure to order a proof 'The Make Thyme' while you're there. It's on the menu.

Cineplex Night Out Movie Package includes: 2 general admissions, 2 regular soft drinks and 1 regular popcorn

Earth Hour 2012 Don’t forget to turn off your lights this Saturday night from 8:30pm – 9:30pm
You can visit last year’s Earth Hour Lights Out blog for a tasty cocktail and other tips 

We will be celebrating the movement at Trinity Square at the Distillery, Saturday, March 31st, 2012 from 7:30 – 9:00pm 
Please bring your own candles, lanterns, glow sticks and flashlights! And don't forget your reusable mug!
Location: Trinity Square at The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Toronto

Weekend Forecast
Saturday: Sunny with variable cloudiness and a high of 6 degrees
Sunday: Light rain and a high of 7 degrees

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