Glasshouse Bistro – Wintery Cocktails in The Making
This season the Glasshouse Bistro Mixology Team is experimenting with spices that warm you up from the inside out. There's no need to worry about the snow that just dropped because these cocktails will keep you toasty!
Rachel, Teira and the “tasting squad” spent an entire day experimenting with cordials and syrups to add to our new winter list.
They started by mixing mulling spices and a little bit of cardamom. Then, they steeped this with our beautiful organic Assam black tea from Aquired Taste Tea Co. to create a rich, flavourful blend.
To sweeten things up, they then added in a bit of apple juice, cranberry juice, and honey to create the most beautiful velvety cordial. We ended up calling this spicy syrup our "Cardamom Simple Syrup."
Finally, we added our staff favorite—Spicebox Canadian Whiskey—and topped it with Italian Prosecco!
Hence the Tonight For Sure* was born….
Tonight For Sure
- 1 oz. Canadian Spicebox Whiskey (available at Liquid Harvest)
- 0.5 oz. Cardamon Simple Syrup
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1 orange wedge
- Splash of Prosecco (available at Liquid Harvest)
- Muddle orange slice and ginger then add cardamom syrup & whiskey
- Stir with ice & pour into a chilled glass
- Top with Prosecco
- Garnish with half a candied gin-gin (from Amaranth Whole Foods) and an orange wedge (see crystal cocktail stick from Hillaby’s Tools for Cooks)
*Naming the drinks had to be the most difficult part of this process. Our staff favorite; the Tonight for Sure is named after a Francis Ford Coppola 1962 film.
“….on the Las Vegas strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an ill-kempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski, a John Birch Society dandy from the city. Intent on some sort of mayhem, they enter the Herald Club before the burlesque show starts, and they wire something to the electrical box, set to blow at midnight. They sit at the back of the club to get to know each other. As they drink and glance at the stage, Sam tells of a partner driven mad by visions of naked women in the sagebrush; Ben tells a tale of trying to rid his neighborhood of a pin-up studio. As they get drunker and the clock ticks toward midnight, they pull their chairs closer to the women on stage…” IMDB