COCKTAILS

Dealer’s Choice

We get it. This is a big menu with a lot of choices. Can’t decide. Put yourself in our hands with a Dealers Choice. Tell us your hearts desires, allergies, preferences and dislikes. Flavour profiles you like and even how you want to feel drinking this drink. We will surprise you with either a perfect selection from the menu or something on the fly.

$10 – $14


Caliente Moscow Mule

Gastown Shine Vodka  - Ginger Beer – Lime – Boozewitch Chili Lime Shrub

Drink that put Smirnoff on the map, with our own little twist. $10

With gin $11          With mezcal $13


Kalamansi Sour

Sin Gin – Frostbites Kalamansi Syrup – Lemon – Simple Syrup – Egg White

An original. Refreshing and smooth.$11

Lady Grey Sour

Sin Gin infused with Lucas Earl Grey Tea – Lemon – Egg White – Simple Syrup

I love sours. Don’t be put off by the egg white. This is a really tasty cocktail. $11


Tamarind Martini

Tamarind Infused Gastown Shine – Lemon – Simple Syrup – Tajine Rim

Yum! From my days at La Mezcaleria. Fresh, fruity, tangy goodness. $10


Strawberry Fields

Sin Gin - Strawberry Syrup – Lillet - Fino Sherry - Bitters - Aged Balsamic Vinegar

House original.  $11


White Tiger

Gastown Shine – Coconut Milk – Lucas Cherry Rose Green Tea –

Housemade Apricot Syrup

Gillespie’s Original. Tea Cocktails are fun and tasty. Just like this one. $12


Rosemary Gimlet

Rosemary Infused Sin Gin – Cointreau – Lime – Simple Syrup

The Keefer Bar in Vancouver makes a delicious version.

Try it when you’re there and report back! $12


Mexican Mango Mamba

Aphro Chili Chocolate Elixir – Mezcal – Mango Juice – Cardamom Syrup

Complex, fruit forward, smoky with a kick.

Another Gillespie’s Boozewitch Original. $13



Agave at Brunch

Lemoncello – el Jimador silver – Berry Puree – Lime – Serrano Syrup

Gillespie’s Original. Showing our love for Mexico. No walls! $12

 

Vesper

Sin Gin – Lillet - Gastown Shine

Anyone seen James Bond’s Casino? $11




Corpse Reviver #2

Sin Gin – Cointreau – Lillet – Lemon - Simple Syrup - Absinthe Rinse

One of a series of Hair of the Dog cocktails. Pre-prohibition era cocktail. $12


The Horny Russian

Gastown Shine – Kahlua - Aphro Chili Chocolate Elixir - Burlesque Bitters

A house twist on the classic. More structure. $11


The Vancouver Cocktail

Sin Gin – Drambuie – Sweet Vermouth – Orange Bitters – Smoked

Whiskey drinker? Try this out — won’t let you down! $12


Gillespie’s Pimms Cup

Sin Gin – Pimms – Cucumber – Lime – Ginger Beer – Orange –

Brown Simple Syrup

The classic with a kick up.  $12


Elderflower Sour

Sin Gin - Boozewitch Elderflower Elixir - Egg White – Lemon

Boozewitch Peach Lavender Shrub

House original made with all our products. $12


Smoked Aphro Rum Old Fashioned

Aphro - Dark Rum - Sugar Cube - Orange Bitters

Kevin from Xoco’s favourite. Belly up to the bar to watch us make this classic. $11 Want it smoked? Add $1


Smoky Gibson

Gin - White Vermouth - Pickled Onion – Orange - Mezcal Rinse

With a hint of mezcal this classic is transformed. For the spirit connoisseur. $11

 

Barrel Aged Negroni

Sin Gin – Campari - Red Vermouth

Classic before dinner drink. $11 Want it smoked? Add $1


Gigi

Gastown Shine – Cassis - Coconut Rum – Cointreau - Pineapple

A throwback to the mid-nineties. Named after its designer- a man named Gigi. $11


Martinez

Gastown Shine Vodka – Maraschino - Sweet Vermouth

A classic. The godfather of the martini. A serious drink. $12


Hotel Georgia

Sin Gin - Egg White – Lemon – Orgeat - Nutmeg

Designed by my old friend Brad Stanton. Go see him sometime at Prohibition at Hotel Georgia. He is a whiz. contains nuts $12

 

Last Word

Sin Gin – Chartreuse – Maraschino - Lime Juice - Simple Syrup

My favourite drink. It really is the Last Word.  $13


Pineapple Express

Aphro Chili Chocolate Elixir – Amaro – Cointreau – Lime – Mint - Pineapple

It’s all in the name. Sweet, smooth, fresh with a kick. Pineapple Express…  $12


Clover Club

Raspberry Gin – Egg White – Lemon – Housemade Grenadine

The Clover Club Cocktail is a drink that pre-dates Prohibition, and is named for the Philadelphia Men’s Club of the same name, which met in the Bellevue-Stratford hotel.  $11


South Side

Gin – Lime –Mint – Simple Syrup

This vintage cocktail originated from New York’s Twenty-One Club. A long version of this drink is said to have come from the south side of Chicago during prohibition and drunk by South side mobsters. $11


Pineapple Sour

Sin Gin – Lemoncello – Pineapple Juice – Lemon

Egg White – Pineapple Tamarind Shrub

Voted guests favourite of the @barhoppa weekly additions. $11


Singapore Sling

Gin – Cherry Heering – Benedictine – Pineapple Juice – Lime Juice – Housemade Grenadine

The Singapore Sling was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900’s.

It is a smooth, slow, sweet cocktail with a complex flavour.  $13


Hemmingway Daquiri

White Rum - Grapefruit - Lime - Maraschino

Ernest Hemingway is something of a legend in the cocktail world. He has written extensively about his travels and the various drinks he enjoyed around the world, and even had a fair few created for him, such as this one created at La Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba. $12


Aviation

Gin – Maraschino – Crème de Violette – Lemon

One of the early 20th century “gateway cocktails” that turns gin haters into lovers…

Do you dare? $12



Tarragon Collins

Gin - Lemon - Tarragon Simple Syrup - Soda

A twist on this cool, refreshing classic. $11

 

Peach Lavender Bourbon Sour

Bourbon - Lemon - Egg White - Simple syrup - Boozewitch Peach Lavender Shru

This drink is what our Boozewitch Peach Lavender Shrub was made for. $12


Penicillin

Scotch - Ginger - Lemon - Honey

Originally created by New York bartender Sam Ross, the Penicillin Cocktail takes the warming, soothing flavors of honey, lemon juice and fresh ginger, and fortifies them with a good dose of scotch whisky. $12


Greyhound

Vtwin Vodka - Fresh Grapefruit Juice

Looking for something simple? A classic made fresh. $10


Dark and Stormy

Dark Rum - Lime Juice - Ginger Beer

Gosling Brothers claims that the drink was invented in Bermuda just after World War I. We use Havana Club 7 year old. Please don’t tell the Goslings! $11


Vieux Carre

Rye - Cognac - Sweet Vermouth - Benedictine - Peychaud’s Bitters

Named for the French Quarter in New Orleans (a.k.a. the Vieux Carré), this sophisticated, spirits-driven cocktail is a lot like the Big Easy itself: a fun and potent blend of diverse elements. $14


Boulevardier

Negroni’s cousin made with Bourbon.

We can smoke this one too for 1$. $13


Rob Roy

Scotch - Sweet Vermouth - Angostura - Maraschino Cherry

The Rob Roy is a blend of Scotch and vermouth sharpened by a dash of angostura bitters. It’s named for Robert Roy MacGregor, Scotland’s very own Robin Hood. This distillery is half owned by a Scotsman. His wife owns the better half (insert smiley face). $12


Blood and Sand

Scotch - Sweet Vermouth - Cherry Heering - Orange Juice

The Blood & Sand is a classic scotch-based cocktail that has withstood the test of time. The recipe first appeared in 1930 in The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock and has become a mainstay on bar menus ever since. $12



Manhattan

A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden.$12


Ramos Gin Fizz

Gin - Orange Blossom Water - Egg White - Cream - Lemon - Lime - Simple Syrup - Soda

Henry C. Ramos invented the Ramos gin fizz in 1888 at his bar, the Imperial Cabinet Saloon on Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. It was originally called a “New Orleans fizz”, and is one of the city’s most famous cocktails. $13


Scofflaw

Rye- White Vermouth - Lime - Grenadine - Orange Bitters

Named after the term given to those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout Prohibition, the Scofflaw debuted in 1924 at Harry’s Bar in Paris. $12


Brandy Crusta

Brandy - Cointreau - Lemon - Angostura

Originally emerging in the 1850s in the French Quarter, New Orleans, by one Joseph Santini at a bar called Jewel of the South, this was arguably the first cocktail to use citrus, thereby arguably creating a new category of drinks: sours. In turn, it can be said to be the grandfather of the Sidecar. $13


Mary Pickford

White Rum - Maraschino - Pineapple Juice - House made Grenadine

Named for Canadian-American film actress Mary Pickford(1892–1979), it is said to have been created for her in the 1920s by either Eddie Woelke or Fred Kaufmann at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba on a trip she took to Havana with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas

Fairbanks. $12


Sazerac

Rye Whiskey - Peychaud’s - Angostura - Absinthe - Lemon

By 1850, the Sazerac Cocktail, made with Sazerac French brandy and Peychaud’s Bitters, was immensely popular, and became the first “branded” cocktail. In 1873, the recipe for the Sazerac Cocktail was altered to replace the French brandy with American Rye whiskey, and a dash of absinthe was added. $13


Twelve Mile Limit

White rum - Rye Whsikey - Brandy - House made Grenadine - Lemon

The earlier cocktail, the 3 Mile Limit, was invented by “Chips” Brighton at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and printed in 1927 in Harry McElhone’s book, Barflies and Cocktails. $13



Zombie

Overproof of White Rum - Dark Rum - Orange Curacao - Lemon - Passionfruit - Grenadine - Angostura

It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York

World’s Fair. $13


Margarita

Silver Tequila - Cointreau - Lime - Simple Syrup - Salted Rim

One of the earliest stories is of the margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, created for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila. $12


Mai Tai

White Rum - Lime Juice - Orange Curacao - Orgeat Syrup - Dark Rum

Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented the Mai Tai in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in Oakland, California. Trader Vic’s rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new bar named for himself (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood. $13

Gin Cobbler

Gin - Cherry Heering - Lemon - Pineapple - Orange

Even better than the dessert, this category of cocktails hails from the 19th century. $12


**FYI: All cocktails contain at least 2 oz of alcohol. Please get home safe.**