Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Climb the Mountain

I recently spent my last week assisting a event in Blue Mountain. The event is called Ski Cup and it is an annual event held by Sir Corp. It is an event that was created to assist in team building and really just to get out of the restaurants and let your hair down. In the past I have been an attendant so this year was a very different experience for me.

Amongst all the chaos I was able to slip away with a good friend for a 'happy hour' cocktail. I knew that this time was an advantage to have a great cocktail created just for me. I went to a bar located in the heart of Blue Mountain's Village. I walked in to a warm open fireplace that encompassed appropriately a cabin lodge feel. I took a seat at a table by the fire and the bartender approached the table. My friend already knew exactly what he wanted and ordered his Guinness. As tempting as that sounded I asked the bartender, "can you create a drink just for me?' he immediately responded with yes and asked me what my taste was. After a minute he left and returned with a fabulous cocktail. Although this drink was made just for me I named it in his honour. I call this cocktail, 'he's banging out of control'.

I would climb the Blue Mountain to have this cocktail again!

Recipe for 'He's banging out of control':

1/2 ounce Sour Raspberry Liqueur
1/2 ounce Banana Liqueur
1 ounce Vodka
1/2 ounce Absolute Mango vodka
1/2 ounce Mango puree
Garnished: 3 Fresh Raspberries


  1. I am always hard-pressed to figure out what I want at the bar. I never thought to ask someone to create a drink just for me. Amazing!

  2. Although that drink sounds great I still would have went with the Guinness. Also asking the bartender to pick your drink is a great way to try new things. I do this with beers on tap. I am rarely disappointed.

  3. Asking a bartenter to create a cocktail is a great idea forsure. When you think about it they specialize in making cocktails and why not get them to make one just for you!...And yes Brett, Guiness is always a good choice, lol.