Tis the season!

Whether indulging in endless gift shopping, baking sweet yuletide treats, decorating the house, planning parties or racing around trying to get EVERYTHING done for Christmas all in one go, remember that at a least a few small breaks, every so often, is entirely necessary if you expect to fully enjoy the holidays.

Gastown presents the opportunity to do just that. If you are someone who enjoys the art of cocktail making, grab a friend or two and escape the madness by sitting comfortably with a nice mixed drink.

Here’s a list of some of the latest colorful libations being crafted right here in the neighbourhood.


@Bauhaus Restaurant
Miss Miyagi
Crafted with Osake from Granville Island’s @artisansake, lavender-infused @Lillet1872, @thebotanistgin, and lime.


Gastown Swizzle
Absolut vodka, Aperol, mango, orange, agave nectar, Luxardo Fernet


@La Mezcaleria
Mujer de Fuego
Rum, mango puree, Mango shrub, lime, firewater


@Meet In Gastown
Black Moon Margarita
Tequila, Cointreau, black berries, activated charcoal and Hawaiian black salt


Makoto Senpai
Broker’s Gin, Grapefruit, Green Tea Syrup, Orange Blossom, Sparkling Wine


Ryan’s Eggnog
Brandy, Rum, Cream, White Chocolate, Bitters, Whole Egg


@The Diamond
It Happened in Athens
Premium Gin Greek Yogurt Coconut Lime Ouzo Blue


@Tuc Craft Kitchen
Winter Old Fashioned
Forty Creek Whisky, apple-pear-walnut-spiced syrup, black walnut