The Vancouver Cocktail signalled the birth of a scene – one now flourishing! In 1952, alcohol sales were finally permitted in Vancouver restaurants. In 1954, The Sylvia Hotel opened: Vancouver’s first legally licensed cocktail bar. It became the site of much decadence and one that served up the Vancouver Cocktail. Ever popular, it came to embody mid-century cocktail culture. In 1959, Errol Flynn enjoyed the Vancouver Cocktail at the Sylvia… the last before his death. Try this Canadian classic, here with Victoria Gin.
- 1 1/2 oz Victoria Gin
- 3/4 oz Sweet vermouth
- 1/4 oz Benedictine
- 2 dashes Twisted & Bitter Orange Bitters
- Twist Lemon