Justin Taylor’s Olympic Cocktails

Justin Taylor is a Bartender at YEW Restaurant & Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel downtown Vancouver, where he has been mixing drinks for the past 2 years. Prior to coming to Vancouver he was a Bartender in Toronto, he has been a Bartender for over 15 years. Justin created the 2010 Winter Olympic Cocktails for YEW and I asked him to make a couple of cocktails. First off is his Montreal 1976 Bronze Medal Cocktail.

Justin Taylor with the Bronze Cocktail


2 oz Alberta Premium Rye

1 oz Granny smith apple juice

0.5 oz Fresh lemon juice

0.75 oz Quebec maple syrup

0.75 oz Pasteurized egg whites

Sprinkled maple & cinnamon sugar

Mix all the ingredients except sugar mixture in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Serve straight up in a chilled coupe glass. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on egg white foam and torch brulee the crust. Garnish with apple slices.

Montreal 1976 Bronze Medal Cocktail

For the second drink I asked him to make a non-alcoholic cocktail, here is the cocktail, How Do You Like Your Coffee?

Justin Taylor making How Do You Like Your Coffee?


2 oz Espresso

1 oz Almond sugar syrup

2 oz 2% or skim milk

Ghiradelli chocolate sauce

3 espresso beans

Mix the espresso, syrup and milk in a mixing glass. Shake vigourously and serve in a martini or coupe glass. Top with the chocolate sauce for decoration and add the espresso beans. ** You can make this drink with decalf espresso beans as well.

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

By: Richard Wolak


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