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VOL.6b HIGHLIGHTS: Maple syrup whiskey, sexism and cocktail sailing tours
We’re back! Take a moment to get reacquainted with Danielle’s fascinating, encyclopedic knowledge of alcohol’s history and diverse uses from Part 1. When we left off, the bartender was explaining the inspiration behind her apothecary-style cocktail menu at the Keefer.
What’s your favourite drink on the menu at the Keefer?
It’s so hard because it changes. They’re all so different and dependent on your mood. For me, talking about classic cocktails, generally if I’m going to sit down and have a drink it’s more a spirit forward cocktail. So my top 3 favourite drinks are the Martinez, the Sazerac, the Manhatten – these are all very spirit forward, they don’t have any juices. They’re all just spirits and bitters. In a more lighter mood something like a Hemingway daiquiri or the gimlet.
On the Keefer list though, one of my favourites is called the Bold Fashioned. Just a simple twist on an Old Fashioned. You take house-made bitters and coconut water syrup with bourbon, a little bar spoon of the syrup and three dashes of bitters stirred, and then a lemon twist.