Malt and Stormy 1oz Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum 2oz Stout Shrub Fill with soda Garnish with lime zest Build this drink in a tall glass with ice and garnish with grated zest of a lime. Stout Shrub 1 Cup Stout .5cup Malt vinegar .5cup Cider vinegar 1 cup sugar 1tbl chili flake Combine all [...]
Ottawa Cocktails Blog
Our Christmas post in The Ottawa Citizen. A few of my favorite concoctions that always make me think of Christmas. Featured are the Olad Fashioned Christmas, The Christmas Royale, and the Mulled Over Christmas. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!!! Making spirits bright.
Published on December 8, 2012 Paula Roy Everyone loves the guy or gal tending bar, and not just those looking for a drink! Dazzle guests at your next party by hiring Ottawa’s Steve Benson to serve as a flair bartender and bring a unique, fun element to the event. What is flair bartending and how [...]
Watch Ottawa Cocktails’ mixologist Steve Benson mixed up some Halloween themed drinks on CTV Morning Live. Watch Part 1 – Ottawa Cocktails on CTV Morning Watch Part 2 – Ottawa Cocktails on CTV Morning
Steve Benson has 11 years in the hospitality industry, and has filled almost every role behind the bar. A passionate mixologist, he’s been an instructor at Algonquin College and a competitive flair bartender, with more than 20 competitions to his credit. Steve also co-creates and maintains the cocktail menu at Brothers Beer Bistro, and has been [...]
It’s down to the childhood thrill of an illicit sip from my mother’s glass. This is the only reasonable way to explain my affection for the Piña Colada, a throwback from my tweens which has somehow followed me into adulthood, long since Guadala Harry’s has folded I should add. What’s truly disconcerting is that I [...]