Trevor Kallies is the Bar & Beverage Director for the Donnelly Group in Vancouver, he has been mixing drinks at The Granville Room for the past 6 years as well as beverage training all the bartenders at the Donnelly Pubs and Night Clubs. He was previously a Bartender with Earls for 5 years. Trevor has developed an extensive cocktail list.
I asked Trevor to create a couple of his signature cocktails at The Granville Room, here they are along with the ingredients and preparation.
First off is his Tequila Old Fashioned made with El Jimador Reposado.
2 muddled organge peels
1 bar spoon of brown sugar
3 dashes Abostura Bitters
2 oz El Jimador Reposado
1) Fill the glass halfway with ice, add all the ingredients then give a good stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
2) Strain and serve
3) Garnish with an orange peel.
For the second drink I asked him to make another cocktail using different spirits, he chose the Nucky Thompson.
2oz Beefeater 24 Gin
½ oz Honey syrup
½ oz Green Chartruse
Squeeze of Orange
1) Put all ingredients in a mixing glass
2) Stir until chilled
3) Garnished with an Orange Squeeze
The Granville Room is located at 957 Granville Street in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak