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Dreamtime, Bourbon Time

I’ve always loved the stories where people slip out of the present and into a different time; kid’s stories like Tom’s Midnight Garden, or the Narnia series, or, in adult fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife. There’s something...

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Sprucey French 75

The spruce tip harvest was early this year; green buds started appearing at the ends ofspruce branches around mid-May in Whitehorse and continued being harvestable well into the first week of June – on higher ground at least....

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Mai Tais at the Whistle Stop Pub

Most of us who came of age in the 70s have a Tiki experience somewhere in their cocktailhistory. Mine was in Jasper, Alberta in the winter of 1975, when I was working at Jasper Park Lodge. My pals and I celebrated every major...

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The Dark and Stormy

I just returned from a trip to Seattle, where I didn’t go to a single cocktail bar. Nor did I enjoy the happy hours for which Seattle is famous. Instead I enjoyed cocktail hour with my travelling companion and our mutual friend...

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The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned takes us right back to the beginning of the history ofcocktails. In 1806 a reader wrote to the editor of The Balance and Columbian Repository, a newspaper published in Hudson, New York from 1801-1807, asking...

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