Festive Holiday Cocktails

The holiday season is in full swing and with that many of the city’s bartenders have created there holiday list of celebratory cocktails. I met up with three bartenders from restaurants around Vancouver that include Colin Turner at CinCin; Ben de Champlain and Simon Kaulback at Boneta. Each has showcased a cocktail or two along with recipes guaranteed to liven up any holiday party.

Colin Turner – Bar Manager at CinCin Restaurant 

Cocktail #1   The Naughty List

Colin mixing up his Naughty List

Colin straining his Naughty List

The Naughty List


1.5 oz Cointreau

1oz Aperol

1 oz Lemon juice

3 drops Agnostra orange bitters

Fernet mist


Cocktail #2  Negroni CinCin


Colin making the Negroni CinCin

Negroni CinCin


1oz Grappa (Moscato grappa)

1 oz Apperol

1 oz Puntemes

1 drop orange bitters

Orange twist

More of the Cocktails at CinCin can be seen on the Bar Menu and they are located at 1154 Robson Street downtown Vancouver.


Ben de Champlain  — Bartender at Boneta Restaurant

Cocktail #1 Chartreus Frappe

Ben making the Chartreus Frappe

Chartreus Frappe


1.5oz Chartreause

½ oz crème de cacao

½ oz lime juice

½ oz simple syrup

Mint garnish


Simon Kaulback — Head Bartender and General Manager at Boneta Restaurant

Cocktail #1 Bermuda Flip

Simon mixing up the Bermuda Flip

Simon straining the Bermuda Flip

Bermuda Flip


1oz Goslings Black Rum

1oz Amaro Molino

½ oz Santa Cruz Apple Cider

½ oz Lemon Juice

½ oz Spiced honey

1 whole egg


More of the Cocktails at Boneta can be seen on the Bar Menu and they are located at 12 Water Street in Gastown.

By: Richard Wolak

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