Right down at English Bay, Beach Bay Café (1193 Denman Street) is just one of the over-45 food and drink establishments creating special Pride-themed cocktails for the inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser, which is in full swing.
These cocktails are raising funds for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, which provides care for people with HIV.
The event continues until August 6. A full list of bars and restaurants that are involved is available at the foundation's website.
Bartender Adrian Lindner provided this recipe for the cocktail that Beach Bay Café is serving up.
You may have heard of the Tom Collins cocktail—here's a rather cool-looking Pride twist on the classic drink.
1 ½ ounces gin
1 ounce rhubarb syrup
¾ ounces lemon shrub
2 slices of cucumber
Loop cucumber ribbon around the inside of a Collins glass. Add ice.
Muddle cucumber slices in a shaker tin. Add ice. Add remaining ingredients and then shake.
Strain the cocktail in to the glass. Top with soda water.