Cure Lounge and Patio at Nita Lake Lodge
604-966-5700 | nitalakelodge.com
Twisted Apple Cider
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which drink is the tastiest of them all? Good
cocktails, much like classic fairy tales and iconic design, stand the test
of time. But that doesn’t mean they can’t all be improved with fresh
tellings, contemporary accents or unexpected twists.
To celebrate the fresh look of Whistler’s snazziest lakeside lounge —
one that has modernized the rugged cabin setting with a soft-white
airiness and bold red splashes — Antony Largue’s “Story Time” menu
puts a new spin on libations inspired by The Brothers Grimm.
Poison Apple, mixed with Fort Berens Late Harvest Riesling, is to
die for. And Mad Tea Party, a steaming blend of bourbon, muddled
blueberries and Earl Grey tea, is crazy good.
But the Twisted Apple Cider, warmed with darkly delicious winter-spice
syrup, full-bodied Lemon Hart rum and a spicy dash of cayenne, offers
a very happy ending that will thaw your frozen heart (and fingers) from
the inside out.
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The Canadian Kid
Sleekly clad in stained oak and marbled onyx, this Spanish tapas bar
is about as classy as they come. That makes it somewhat ironic that
Bar Manager Jason Redmond has named his sophisticated winter
warmer in homage to ice-hockey commentator Don Cherry — one of
Canada’s most brash personalities and garish dressers.
“‘He’s a good, ol’ Canadian kid!’ That’s something Don always says,”
Booze forward and well balanced, this all-star player is an original
spin on a classic Boulevardier. Built on cedar-infused Canadian rye,
it’s stirred over ice with bittersweet Amaro and herbaceous Cynar. Los
Siete Misterios Mezcal adds a back-throat hit of campfire smokiness,
while Fernet Branca keeps the flavour profile tight with a bracing dash
“The Fernet Branca reminds me of the eucalyptus steamer at
Scandinave Spa,” says Redmond, finishing his smooth re-fueller with
natural oils from a flamed orange peel. “If you take a deep breath, it
really reaches down into your lungs.”