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The Gin-zing

The Gin-zing

This past Friday brought the first of a summer’s worth of shortened afternoons at my company.

One marked improvement over my past place of employment is the option of banking 2.5 hours during the week in order to leave 2.5 hours early each and every Friday June through September.  But since the Everyman and I commute together, last year I spent most of my afternoons off shopping, running errands or checking out the local farmer’s market until he finished work.

The first one this year was true to form.  After hightailing it over to the closest passport office to get myself renewed for an upcoming trip, I strolled back to the mall and made a pit stop at the LCBO.  I relish a trip to our province’s liquor control board as much as I do my rare jaunts to the grocery store.  Wandering aimlessly from aisle to aisle taking in the newest trends in libations, I often find myself getting inspired.  Since months can go by without a visit to the liquor store, nearly every time I go I find something new.

This time was no different.  Just north of the Vintages section in the cabinet full of premium spirits I found an interesting and new blend called Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur.  Encased in a stylized frosted bottle reminiscent of a thick stalk of bamboo, the spicy sweet liqueur was too unique to pass up.  I’m pretty sure Canton has been sold in the US for some time, but this is the first I’d ever seen or heard of it north of the border.  It didn’t take me long to decide that it should come home with me too, though it squeezed out the purchase of a bottle of 3 Olives Rootbeer Vodka due to space and upper body constraints.

Once home, the Everyman and I collaborated on a drink I’ve christened The Gin-zing because the ginger-based bevy has an unexpectedly flavourful kick.

An Old Classic Gets A New Lease On Life

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

We’re debuting a new semi-regular feature here at Foodie and the Everyman this week; one focused solely on the Everyman!

During the Everyman’s more formative years he spent time slumming and slinging drinks in a bar.  Since then he’s moved on to an exciting career in plastics (ooh, ahh) but still carries with him some mixologist tendencies.  Every now and then he’ll invent a new drink for me to sample, and most of the time, they’re quite delicious.  Our new section is going to be called The Everyman’s Tipples, and will be a place for him to share his newest libationary creations.

Today we give you his updated version of the Pan-galactic Gargle Blaster, inspired by the Tequila Meggy from Czehoski.