Photos courtesy of Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar and Gotham Steakhouse & Bar.

Fresh and Fruity Summer Cocktails for Canada Day From Two of Vancouver’s Top Steakhouses

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Just in time for Canada Day come these recipes for refreshing cocktails from two of Vancouver’s top steakhouses. The star of each show? Fresh summer strawberries.

Steve Schmietenknop, the director of bar and beverage programs at Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, brings us his tribute to our national anthem’s glowing hearts, while bar manager Taylor Smith adds minty garden freshness to Gotham’s Summer Social.

Combined with a blast of citrus and sweetness, the flicker of mint in the background makes an excellent summer cool-down cocktail, Smith says, and the rhubarb syrup offers a nice balance. Cheers!


Glowing Hearts

Hy’s Canada Day cocktail

Photo courtesy of Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar.

4 fresh strawberries (3 muddled, 1 whole for garnish)

1.5 ounces Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom vodka

0.5 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur

1 ounce apple juice

0.5 ounce fresh lime juice

0.5 ounce cane or simple syrup

Domain Chandon sparkling wine

Glassware

Collins glass (tall glass)

Method

Muddle three strawberries in a Boston shaker. Add all other ingredients over ice except sparkling wine. Hard shake to a count of 10. Strain over new-ice-filled Collins glass. Top with sparkling wine.

Garnish

1 whole leafed strawberry


Summer Social

Gotham’s Canada Day cocktail

Photo courtesy of Gotham Steakhouse & Bar.

3 fresh strawberries

3 fresh mint leaves

2 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin

1 ounce lemon juice

1 ounce rhubarb syrup

Soda water

Glassware

Coupe

Method

Muddle strawberries and mint in Boston shaker. Add all other ingredients over ice except soda water. Hard shake to a count of 10. Strain over new-ice filled coupe glass. Top with soda water.

Garnish

Fan made from 2 sprigs of mint.


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July 1, 2020