Author: Harry Dosanj

Refreshing Okanagan Cherry Cocktails

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:00 PM by Harry Dosanj

Kelowna's summer heat can leave you thirsty and with cherry season in full swing, it's the perfect time to make cherry cocktails. Cool off with these delicious locally inspired drinks using Okanagan grown cherries.

Irish Style Black Emerald Float

Instead of the traditional green beer for St. Paddy's Day, try this delicious Kelowna inspired cocktail.  

In Ireland, the locals love their stout on its own or topped up with some Ribena (blackcurrant juice) and often referred to as a "Stout & Black". This Black Emerald Float cocktail is inspired by the later with a Kelowna twist. 

Kelowna Cocktail: Flirtini For Your Valentine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 AM by Harry Dosanj

The Urban Flirtini

Are you looking for a drink recipe to wow your valentine? Look no further, this recipe is guaranteed to make them blush. Refreshing and flirty, this romantic martini features local ingredients from Urban Distilleries and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. It is the perfect way to start off a romantic Valentines Day date.

The Perfect Drink for Winter Nights in Kelowna

Monday, January 30, 2017 2:00 PM by Harry Dosanj

Okanagan Spiced Mulled Wine

Okanagan Spiced Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a popular North American beverage with deep European roots. Traditionally served steaming hot during Halloween and Christmas, this wintertime favourite consists of red wine, mulling spices, and often raisins. Some even chill their mulled wine and drink once cold. For me, mulled wine is best served hot and holds the spot as my favourite winter warmer because it's always favourful and comforting on chilly winter night. 

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Grown Up Chai Tea  (Called, "PS: Chai Love You")

Enjoy this black tea cocktail with a delicious combination of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, tea, and gin. In this recipe, I used Urban Distilleries'' Spirit Bear Gin because it is made from local grains, and 10 fruits and botanicals including Okanagan apples and Okanagan lavender.  This fragrant local gin is the perfect spirit to match with the spiced chai tea that is central to this drink.

Okanagan Market Mule

Okanagan Market Mule

This recipe features a locally distilled and award winning vodka. Urban Distilleries' Spirit Bear Vodka is handcrafted in copper stills in downtown Kelowna undergoing triple distillation for smooth taste. Paired with Kelowna apple juice and Okanagan cherries, this cocktail is sure to be delicious!