November 28, 2013

proof whisky, Frank & Oak, Vol. 139

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American friends!
Black Friday is tomorrow and we are kicking off our own Holiday shopping with a visit to one of our favourite menswear shops. 
‘Like’ us on FB until December 24th for your chance to a win $100. Frank & Oak gift card. For more details visit our Facebook page. For more information on proof brands visit

the apple crisp cocktail size • 1 oz proof whisky • 1/2 oz Goldschlager • 5 oz apple cider
To a highball glass filled with ice, add proof whisky, Goldschlager and apple cider.
Garnish drink with cinnamon stick. This cocktail can be served warm as well, just omit the ice and warm in a heat-resistant mug.

pitcher or thermos size 8 oz proof whisky • 4 oz Goldschlager • 40 oz apple cider
To a pitcher, add proof whisky, Goldschlager and apple cider. Serve in highballs glasses filled with ice or a heat-resistant mug. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


the urban 1 ½ oz proof whisky • 4 oz Ceres pear juice • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Pour 1 1/2 oz of proof whisky, 4 oz pear juice and 1 tsp lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into an ice-filled glass.

On November 21st, we served ‘the urban’ and the ‘apple crisp’ at the opening of F & O’s pop-up, The Outpost. The Outpost pop-up shop on Queen Street West will remain open until January 12. 

F&O is invested in the creative culture of its surroundings – the vibrant Queen West - a central hub of art, design, culture, and nightlife filled with artists and entrepreneurs collaborating for the future. (

Food was brought in from P&L Catering (

Owners Ethan and Hicham are childhood friends who grew up in Montreal with a shared passion for walking the line between art and technology. Ethan has always been captivated by the delicate and connective relationship between products and people. Hicham graduated from McGill University with a degree in engineering and a few bumps and bruises after being a starter on the school’s football team. After a few consultation gigs, they both made a pact to start their own company. It’s their common talent and characteristics that Frank & Oak was born from.

With Frank and Oak’s unique online shop you can sign up to be a member of the Hunt Club. This allows you to choose 3 items once a month and return the ones that you do not like, FREE of charge. In addition to this, you will receive monthly incentives, without feeling any obligation to buy. Check them out. (

 “With our vertically integrated structure (meaning we do it all ourselves, by the way), we stay clear of the clothing industry’s markups and middlemen. We’ve put ourselves in a position to ensure quality at every touch point.
In short: we can design and deliver quality every single month with the greatest attention to detail. Whether it’s the subtle engraving of a Frank & Oak button, or the entirety of our personalized experience, the goal is to make looking good altogether easier.”
 Many of our suppliers are like us – small business owners who take pride in their product and take care of their employees. This creates a reciprocal relationship that we can both be proud of.

Visit The Outpost at 737 Queen Street West, open November 21 – January 12.

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If you have not yet picked up your bottle of proof whisky at the LCBO don’t worry, there are still some bonus ‘x’ or ‘o’ ceramic ice drops available, free with your purchase.

iceDrops are ceramic drink chillers that come in many cool shapes. 
Visit to find out everything about ice drops.

Don’t’ forget, the Toronto Christmas Market opens this Friday at the Distillery ( It runs until December 15th.

Weekend Forecast:
Saturday: 2 degrees and cloudy
Sunday: 4 degrees with a few flurries