Among the over-45 food and drink establishments creating special Pride-themed cocktails for the inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser is Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar (900 Seymour Street).
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.
Uva's Sabrine Dhaliwal created this low-proof cocktail with a naughty name that captures queer campiness.
Its flavour is described thusly: "Haskap liquer from Okanagan Spirits offers hints berries and blackcurrant, while cranberry bitters and fresh lemon juice lend a tartness that helps to balance out the sweet flavours."
Bottoms up, indeed.
For your pleasure, the recipe is provided below.
The Proud Seaman
1 ounce Belvedere Vodka
0.25 ounce Okanagan Spirits Haskap Liqueur
0.50 ounce apple black tea
0.75 ounce lemon juice
2 dashes Bittered Sling Cranberry Bitter
Combine all ingredients (except soda) into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 7 to 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass and top with soda. Garnish with a strawberry, lime zest, and a cocktail umbrella.