VANCOUVER — B.C.’s Refuel restaurant and bar has added some eclectic mixtures to its cocktail menu, inspired by the culinary creativity of the Deep South.
Recharged from New Orleans, La.’s Tales of a Cocktail 2010 — a five-day celebration of food, spirits and culture, held in the French Quarter — Refuel’s bar manager, Rob Scope, has introduced a jazzed up Big Easy-inspired cocktail menu.
New to the list is Sazerac, which includes Alberta Springs 10-year-old rye and Peychaud bitters. “The Sazerac is now the official cocktail of New Orleans,” writes Scope on Refuel’s restaurant blog. “[It] was made famous in New Orleans pre-Civil War Era. Having loved and made this cocktail for some years, I had to find out exactly how the natives in New Orleans made it. I headed to The Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel (where better to get a Sazerac than at the Sazerac Bar). It did not disappoint.”
Also new to the cocktail list is The Rose, another Sazarac Bar-inspired drink, which is made with Hendriks Gin, lemon, basil, muddled cucumber, rose water and elderberry flower syrup.