Since it opened 2 years ago, Pourhouse has become a prominent part of Gastown's cocktail scene. Although situated across from the Steamclock, an often-crowded Vancouver, BC landmark, It's by no means a tourist trap. Bartenders at Pourhouse strive to serve up the classics without making any compromises, and according to bar manager Patrick Reynard, the team is constantly creating new concoctions such as as these 5 new gin drinks.
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Sweet, round, and aromatic, this 3-ingredient cocktail is an ideal post-dinner sipper. Lachlan Mackenzie from Pourhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia calls for Bornholmer Bitter in this recipe, but you can substitute with The Bitter Truth's Old Time Aromatic Bitters to provide the characteristic cinnamon and cardamon flavors of this drink.
This lightly sweet and butterscotch-like cocktail (name after the original bicycle with the large front wheel) is made with Averna, Luxardo Maraschino, and Victoria Gin, a citrusy and herbal gin that's distilled with local ingredients in Victoria, BC. If you can't find Victoria Gin, Beefeater makes a fine substitute.
A play on the classic Negroni, this cocktail created by Patrick Reynard at Pourhouse in Vancouver, BC, is lighter in body and has subtle melon and citrus aromas.
For this coral colored drink, Brian Grant of Pourhouse in Vancouver, BC selected local Victoria Gin, but if you can't find it, you can substitute Beefeater. Be sure to shake hard and fast to properly combine the egg white and citrus.
If creamy and floral is your cup of tea, try your hand at this smooth cocktail, created by Christopher Flett at Pourhouse in Vancouver BC. Be sure to shake fast and hard to create frothiness.