Tis the Season for Cocktails

Tis’ the season for cute dresses with WAY too many sequins, shoes that are not appropriate for Canadian winters and enough red lipstick to… well ….paint the town red. More than all of that… tis’ the season for delicious cocktails. Like most Torontonians, I plan to hibernate this winter. I’m forcing myself to venture out a few times a week but for the most part, my couch and I will be spending many a night writing, watching the latest on Netflix and entertaining people who WILL venture over to my humble abode. This means I should have all of the necessary means to entertain.




This is how I will lure my friends over to my house. What is the perfect alcohol to use to make the perfect cocktail?….. Drumroll please…The answer my friends is Vodka. Vodka can be mixed with just about anything. My recent fav. is Iceberg Vodka. A friend of mine once worked on the company’s branding and told me all about how amazing this vodka is. How could it be amazing without a the price point of a millions and bajillion of dollars like the premium vodkas I was used to? Curious, I tried the vodka which – new to my knowledge is actually distilled using real icebergs from Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley. To my surprise, I found myself actually preferring it to some of the premium brands I was used to drinking. Not only did it taste decent, it is also a Canadian brand. Also my guilt in partaking in activities that include drinking could be slightly subsided as how could a liquor made from something as glorious as a Newfoundland iceberg be guilt worthy? I’m rationalizing now….

The actual iceberg my vodka was made from!!!!!...just kidding but I bet it was one just like it!

The actual iceberg my vodka was made from!!!!!…just kidding but I bet it was one just like it!

Try it folks. You just might make the switch as I did.

GOOD NEWS: They have a flavoured vodka which I plan on integrating into my ‘friend luring’ cocktails .

I’m going to make the Cocoa Delight:

  • Hot Water
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Whipped Cream
  • Raspberry Liqueur (Chambord)

Begin by putting a half bag of an individual packet of cocoa mix in the bottom of an Irish coffee mug. Pour hot water into the mug to about  1 1/2” from the top of the mug. Stir until the cocoa is mixed well. Top off with whipped cream. Drizzle a small amount of raspberry liqueur on top of the whipped cream.

Check out some of their recipes here. I’ll be making several of these… so if we’re on a texting basis… you’re one lucky individual.



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