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{ Grand Tasting | Workshops | Competitions } ART O F T H E


OCTOBER 26-28 路 2013 Art of the Cocktail is supported by


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Calendar of Events October 26 12pm Three Martini Lunch

at the

Bengal Lounge at Fairmont Empress $65

4pm Home Bartender Competition 6pm VIP Grand Tasting Hour 7pm Grand Tasting




Crystal Gardens Free

Crystal Gardens Sold Out

Crystal Gardens $50

October 27 11am Cocktail Archaeology


Clive’s Classic Lounge $25

1pm Old World Meets New: Delights of the Asti Region at Little Jumbo $25 3pm Craft Distillery Panel at Little Jumbo $25 4pm How to Become an Agave Idiot


Veneto Private Room $25

7pm Victoria Gin Ultimate Cities Competition 12am Midnight Bartender’s Brunch



Earl’s Restaurant $10

Veneto $20

October 28 11am Culinary Techniques for Cocktails 1pm World of Sherry



Little Jumbo $25

Little Jumbo $25

3pm The Fine Art of Not Drinking Like A Complete Chump


7pm Shelter Point Distillery Best of the Pacific Northwest

Catalano $10


Veneto $25

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Bengal Lounge at Fairmont Empress


Crystal Gardens


Clive’s Classic Lounge


Little Jumbo


Veneto Private Room


Earl’s Restaurant



Three Martini Lunch

Celebrate 130 years of the Martini with cocktails styled by three different gins. Sample Xoriguer Mahon Gin, an old world style from a well-guarded recipe; Aviation, a new American style gin; and G’Vine a delicate non-traditional spirit. Join the experience, and harken back to when people knew how to do business in style—over a three-martini lunch.

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Sample, sip and learn at an array of 90-minute sessions starring cocktail culture heavyweights who hold decades of experience. With guests like Philip Duff, Roberto Bava, David Wondrich and Jeffry Morgenthaler, the line-up for the fifth annual Art of the Cocktail has a roster that will please the palates of home bartenders and cocktail aficionados alike.


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From amateur mixologists to professional drink slingers, watch as these bartenders mix, muddle and stir their way to take home one of AtoC’s three coveted trophies. Watch as these competitors and their concoctions WOW the judges to win the Best Home Bartender, Victoria Gin Ultimate Cities, or the Shelter Point Best of the Pacific Northwest Competition.

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Taking Back the Nightclub By

tristan smith

I don’t know about you, but my patience for the club scene is measured by a fine line that is immediately crossed by a succession of other lines: Specifically the mile long down the block line for entry, the line of credit necessary to buy the Windex-coloured shots, the shitty pickup line given by your wasted dance partner and the line of sketchy guys in the bathroom waiting to do l...You get the idea. The past five years or so have seen a resurgence in cocktail culture that suggests that I’m not the only one feeling a tad exhausted by the club scene. Craft Cocktail Culture—the art of refined mixed drinks—has been attracting spirit geeks for decades, and is lately enjoyed popularity with young professionals. Gone are the light beers and loud music. This is a crowd more inclined towards Sinatra than Skrillex. From the Phone Booth bar in New York to L’Abbatoire in Vancouver, more and more folks have been discovering and falling in love with the Manhattan all over again. The Victoria Film Festival has ushered in the return of the craft cocktail with their festival Art of the Cocktail, a group of events dedicated to getting the unwashed masses to unlearn everything we adopted from Tom Cruise in Cocktail. AotC is a place where the uninitiated and aficionados

Special Guest BABE GURR “sings with a husky sensuality, delivering her lyrics with both urgency and warmth...”

Charlie White Theatre 2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney

Tickets available at 250-656-0275 or • Doors 7:00pm | Show 7:30pm

alike can schmooze with industry bigwigs like Clint Bell (participant of the fabled Spirits of Mexico competition) and Phillip Duff, (winner: Best Bartender, Venuez Dutch Bar Awards, 2009 & 2010,) at workshops that range from agave appreciation to a class in drinking etiquette aptly titled The Fine Art of Not Drinking Like a Complete Chump. So, pull up a stool and double that gin martini; It’s gonna be a long haul.


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Timeless Elegance By

jamie wild

Cocktails have always been a sophisticated classic. Women everywhere look forward to nights out with their girlfriends, sipping their favourite mixed drinks from fancy glasses garnished with fruity decorations. Their elegance can be seen from across any room, and are more than just a drink. Cocktails are statements. A few key ingredients, (alcohol, sugars, bitters,) and other additions have created thousands of cocktails that have graced bar-tops worldwide. The first British book of Cocktail recipes was published in 1869: William Terrington’s Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks. Although it was said to be a man’s drink in those days, there were women eager to drink these concoctions as well. Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Domesticating Drink: Women, Men and Alcohol in America, argued that women’s at-home drinking contributed greatly to the trend of alcohol consumption in the twentieth century. She noted that it was the cocktail that “legitimized, as no other beverage would, alcohol consumption in the home.” Old Hollywood also had a hand in the rising popularity of cocktails culture. The first well-to-do female characters almost always had cocktails in their hands while up on the silver screen.

Author Events At the Da Vinci Centre Hall • 190 Bay Street. Tickets Available now at Bolen Books

An Evening With Elizabeth George

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30PM – Tickets $5 The New York Times bestseller and award-winning author of the Inspector Lynley series of mysteries, Elizabeth George will be reading from her latest installment, Just One Evil Act.

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Women, though very sassy, were always portrayed as having a sophisticated air about them, and the image of the cocktail enhanced that. From the French 75 in Casablanca, to Cosmopolitans on Sex and the City, cocktails still play an important role in film and continue to embody class and elegance.

Celebrate the

Art of the Cocktail!

Feature drink Saffron Dolomint made with our house-made saffron gin this cocktail has notes of vanilla, cinnamon, mint and lime. One of many exciting drinks on our new cocktail menu.

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Can I Fix You a Drink? Yes I Can By

kelsey ewart

A timeless black dress, (let’s call it “the party dress”) subtle red lips, a glass half filled with ice and a mysterious liquid casually resting between thumb and forefinger, a handful of friends chuckling at tasteful yet hilarious jokes. This lady knows her stuff—she can walk into a room of important people and dazzle them all. This is the charming lady I imagine myself becoming. There’s a lot to do to get there, but tonight I will figure out how and with what to fill that glass. I enjoy a drink or two at the end of a long day—a pint of beer, a glass of wine or cider. On hot days I seek Mojitos, and occasionally I sip Caesars with Sunday brunch. But these are drinks I have someone else make for me. I can throw cranberry and vodka or rum and coke into a glass. But, to become that party-dress-wearing-hilarious-charming lady, I need to be able to make something distinguished. I want it to be a classic, simple. I don’t want to scramble for ingredients when an unexpected visitor drops by and I offer, “Can I fix you a drink?” I ask Google, “What is the classiest classic cocktail?” I get an onslaught of answers. There are so many different kinds of cocktails out there! Somehow I narrow it down to three (partly because I already have the ingredients to make them and

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because they do not seem too complex): Tom Collins and Moscow Mule. Tom Collins: there were different ways of making this drink. I stuck with the simplest. Two ounces of gin, a little bit of sugar, and five slices of lemon squeezed over ice, stirred together, and topped with club soda. I wasn’t expecting to love this drink. I am not a gin drinker. But Tom Collins, you have won me over! It was refreshing, not too sweet and not overly bitter…just right. Moscow mule: I learned that this is a buck or mule cocktail which means it belongs to a family of drinks that are made with ginger ale or ginger beer and citrus juice. The Mosocow Mule is made with vodka—I used two ounces of vodka and three slices of lime squeezed into a glass over ice, topped with ginger beer. The result was delicious! By the end of this drink I was feeling mighty charming. Making cocktails always seemed intimidating to attempt, that’s why I’ve left it to the professionals. I thought you had to have special tools, a liquor cabinet stocked with a variety of liquors. But these drinks were quick and easy. I can make great tasting, classy drinks for myself and friends with just a few simple ingredients. So while I have yet to find the perfect party dress, I feel I’ve started on the path to achieving that sophisticated vision of myself. Time now to invite the friends over to practice my new cocktail making skills—cheers!

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