I bought a bottle of Absolut Vodka (actually my friend from Belgium bought it, but that’s another story) last month without realizing how new the flavor was to Canada until I read a short blurb about it in Vancouver Magazine.
Canadians love vodka – as long as it’s mixed. So the way is paved for Absolut Mango. Already a hit in Brazil, it arrive[d] here in May, bringing the tropics north just in time for summer. No need for a degree in mixology; just combine with pineapple, lime, or even apple juice.
We were not so classy with this pineapple, lime and apple juice business. We bought a carton of Five Alive and Sugar Free 7-up/Sprite from the aforementioned open-until-midnight IGA (Ten Things About Living in Downtown, Vancouver) and mixed it the carton and a waterbottle. Then we went for dinner at Lucy Mae Brown (862 Richards Street) with patio seating but not much of a view and then headed for a Wednesday night out at the popular Irish pub/club/bar Celli’s (670 Smite Street).
There you go. A new drink, a late-night groccery store, a restaurant and a nightlife venue all mentioned in one entry. Happy Weekend!