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Winter is not for the faint of heart and it’s not uncommon to want to escape the chill. But, let’s be honest, spending time at home with the ones we love with a cocktail in hand is an excellent combination!
At Lineage, we thrive off uniqueness and seek to make even the most routine moments special, elevated, and filled with magic. So whether it’s a Tuesday evening or Saturday night, there are so many reasons why there shouldn't be a little [ pop, fizz, clink ] coming from your kitchen.
While sticking to classic favourites can be comforting and it can also be fun to discover a new shaken libation. To help you get creative at home we have curated a list of cocktails from local Canadian distilleries that feature unique flavour profiles, spirited combinations, and only the freshest of ingredients that will warm your soul and your heart all winter long!
THE GOLDEN HOUR BY DILLON’S DISTILLERY
Looking for the ideal drink to help you wind down after a long day? The Affino “Golden Hour” Kit by Dillons Distillers features Dillon’s Rye Whisky and Affino Aperitif. We love the story of this father-in-law and son-in-law team and their passion for tradition. You can pick up this kit at the distillery on the Niagara Wine Route, have it delivered, or use the recipe as an inspiration for your own spin-off of this creatively designed cocktail.
THE MODERN HOUND BY ODD SOCIETY
Bored of the usual drinks on your home menu? This cocktail is a surprising combination of ingredients. The Modern Hound by Odd Society featuring East Van Vodka, is a citrusy and herbal collection of flavours that is guaranteed to impress. We admire Odd Society’s commitment to creativity and uniqueness. Their collection of spirits and cocktail kits is inspired.
HONEY VIOLET FIZZ BY EAU CLAIRE DISTILLERY
The Honey Violet Fizz by Eau Claire Distillery focuses on Saskatoon Honey Gin and brings together distinctive flavours for a delectable drink. Venture to recreate this recipe, perfect it, and serve it at your next gathering. Eau Claire Distillery values the “farm-to-glass” philosophy, we love their historic Alberta roots and community focus. Easily get your hands on Eau Claire Distillery products at many retail locations or online.
FORBIDDEN SPICY PINEAPPLE BY SONS OF VANCOUVER
Anyone else craving a vacation? We can’t be the only ones incredibly eager to get to a beach. This cocktail will make you feel like you are enjoying the ocean breeze and soaking in the heat of the sun. The Forbidden Spicy Pineapple by Sons of Vancouver will warm your soul. Spotlight on the Spicy Chilli Vodka, not made for tame taste buds. Sons of Vancouver is a passionate and locally-driven distillery located on Vancouver’s North Shore.
VESPER MARTINI BY SPIRIT OF YORK
In search of your new preferred cocktail? The Vesper Martini by Spirit of York is an exquisite drink featuring both the Spirit of York Gin and Spirit of York Vodka. Elevate your evening and your style with this step above your usual go-to favourite. Located in Toronto, the Spirit of York Distillery has incredible commitment to quality and their honesty and pride in their product is refreshing.
We hope we have given you the ingredients you need to create a superior winter season. Subscribe to our newsletter and visit us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.