Hello People Who Like to Eat Their Gardens!

Our third Cocktail Gardening workshop in three years is coming up this Saturday. Join famed bartender David Wolowidnyk and Phoenix owner Gary Lewis for cocktails (including samples) made with ingredients you can grow in your own garden. Details are below! If you're coming, make sure to bring a friend!

See you this weekend hopefully at Phoenix!

Yours in Edibles,

Gary and the Phoenicians

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Cocktail Gardening
Phoenix Perennials teams up with famed bartender David Wolowidnyk of West and CinCin Restaurants for Popular Workshop

Phoenix Perennials is excited to host award-winning bartender and mixologist David Wolowidnyk, formerly of West Restaurant and now at sister restaurant CinCin, to teach a workshop along with Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis on “cocktail gardening”. David will teach attendees how to make cocktails and libations with ingredients from their own garden and Gary will talk about how to successfully grow those ingredients. And yes, everyone gets to sample the cocktails!

The tag team combo of David and Gary is now in its third year. Previous years saw cocktails made with raspberries, elderflowers, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, sage, and meyer lemons.

“Every year is different in terms of ingredients and cocktails,” says Gary. “David and I discuss possible ingredients that grow well in west coast gardens and then we narrow it down to a few core ingredients that David has great cocktail ideas for.”

“We usually prepare three different cocktails for our guests,” says David. “I instruct them how to make their cocktails step by step and often discuss how to make certain ingredients that go into those cocktails such as raspberry puré, tomato water or elderflower liqueur. Then at the end everyone gets to taste.”

Attendees of the cocktail gardening workshop will not only go away having a great time, they will have learned both gardening and mixology skills so they can grow their own ingredients then muddle, mix, infuse, shake and stir them into fancy and intriguing drinks for a relaxing night at home, a dinner party or a wild soiree in the garden.



This Weekend  
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Cocktail Gardening: From Garden to Glass, Shaken not Stirred | Instructor: David Wolowidnyk, West Restaurant with Gary | Sat June 13th, 1-3pm | $20 | Join award-winning bartender and mixologist David Wolowidnyk from the acclaimed West Restaurant in Vancouver to learn how to make cocktails and libations with ingredients from your own garden. In 2012 David won the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in Morocco. This guy knows how to mix a drink! Step up to David’s bar where he’ll show you how to muddle, mix, infuse, shake and stir your way to fancy and intriguing drinks for a relaxing night at home, a dinner party or a wild soiree in the garden all while telling you stories as only a bartender can. As you sample David’s creations Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis will present the different edibles used in the cocktail and discuss how to grow them in your garden. This is one workshop that you won’t want to miss!


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.

3380 No. 6 Road (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
Richmond, BC | 604-270-4133 | www.phoenixperennials.com

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February 27th to November 1st, 2015

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