Ryan Tessier is a food and beverage writer with a focus on craft beer and spirits. He has written for publications such as Vancity Buzz, Vancouver Is Awesome, JustBeer and more. Founder of Ale/Sessions, an online publication dedicated to the latest news in craft beer and spirits.
While it may seem daunting to think about starting from scratch with speciality ingredients, it will make your cocktails truly your own creation.
Let's take a look at the more serious side of rum, and reconsider the prominence rum should take within a home bar.
05/29/2018 11:15 EDT
At first glance the concept seems bizarre, but this creative concoction easily trumps the Bloody Mary, a poor excuse from our neighbours to the south.
05/15/2018 09:06 EDT
In my opinion, these are the ones that provide the most value or experience.
01/25/2018 10:50 EST
Good cocktail utensils are essential.
11/28/2017 15:48 EST
These are the best of what our country has to offer.
11/21/2017 16:01 EST
The combinations of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves add some unique fall flavours.
10/16/2017 16:37 EDT
Repurposing cocktail waste isn't a trend that is confined to bars and restaurants.
09/01/2017 14:41 EDT
True tequila doesn't have to be a regret, and can in fact be a spirit that rivals the best of them when it comes to enjoyment.
08/04/2017 14:27 EDT
All of these will make you feel like you're on vacation.
07/28/2017 13:45 EDT
Cocktails are what make or break a good bar, and define a bartender based on their knowledge and skill of pairing flavours and spirits.
07/17/2017 10:57 EDT
With Father's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about not only what to get dad, but how to celebrate. Here are four cocktails, and one beer, to toast everything dad has done for you over the years.
05/25/2017 01:54 EDT
Oscar season is upon us and the big night will bring out all the stars; some celebrating their wins, others trying to forget their losses. If you're looking to host an award winning Oscar party worth it's weight in gold, then look no further than these five cocktails that will be sure to have your guests drinking like the stars.
02/09/2017 06:35 EST
The holidays are fast approaching and before we know it the New Year will be here. While we scramble about looking for gifts for our loved ones, some can be harder to buy than others. One particular group that can be exceptionally picky is the drinking crowd. You can't just run to the store and grab the first bottle you see; like I said, this crowd is picky. So to help you out, here are a few suggestions to keep you on track for the drink lover this holiday season.
12/08/2016 05:02 EST
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year when it comes to hosting friends and family. Rather than serving the standard fair of rum & eggnog or wine and beer, unique cocktails bring a flair to the party that will be sure to impress your guests, even if the turkey is slightly overcooked.
11/08/2016 11:04 EST
Beer producers have often been on the forefront of marketing trends, finding edgy new ways of capturing the attention of drinkers and making sure their brand loyalty is strong. Even in the early days of advertising, beer brands were the ones responsible for pushing the envelope and finding new ways of engaging consumers.
10/04/2016 01:14 EDT
It can be hard to admit that summer has ended and that fall is officially here, but there is one exceptionally great way to ease the pain, and that's celebrating in style. Nothing says fall better than Oktoberfest, the annual Bavarian tradition that dates back over 200 years. While the true celebration has to be experienced in Munich, there are actually some great Canadian events that try to duplicate the festivities without having to travel abroad.
09/14/2016 08:18 EDT
The enthusiasm for craft beer has exploded on a global scale, and now virtually anywhere you go, a quality craft beer awaits. However, there are some select vacation spots that offer a beer tourism experience like no other, and this should be on every beer lover's list to travel to at least once.
05/31/2016 01:46 EDT
Nothing pairs better during a hot summer day than a cold beer, and there's no better way to experience that cold beer than at the best beer festivals across the country. From coast to coast, Canadians have taken a dedicated interest in craft beer, and it shows; many new beer festivals have popped up in the last few years, and despite being relatively new, have grown to substantial proportions.
04/18/2016 11:25 EDT
Selecting scotch can be a daunting task. Standing in the liquor store staring at the wide array of whisk(e)y available and one can get lost trying to decide what exactly is the right one to pick. The sheer variety could be the reason behind why scotch seems like an 'old boys' drink, one reserved for the sophisticated drinker who understands the subtlety of the flavours. Well, fortunately that's not the case, and in fact, even an amateur scotch drinker can impress their guests with these five unique offerings.
04/11/2016 01:27 EDT
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