Bar Star Lory Nixon of Bagheera

DAENNA VAN MULLIGEN Daenna Van Mulligen is a Vancouver-based wine journalist, but is typically found in the world’s vineyards. She is also a wine judge, accredited sommelier and international speaker.

Daenna is publisher of the long-running websites WineDiva.ca and Winescores.ca. She has been published in numerous local and internationally distributed publications and is a regular contributor to Vines Magazine and, more recently, Montecristo Magazine . Follow her @thewinediva.

BUTTER-WASHED BLACKBERRY TEA granulated sugar, to rim glass 1 English breakfast tea bag 2 blackberries 2 oz (60 ml) Butter-Wash Blend * 1 orange slice, to garnish Heat a snifter glass with hot water and rim with sugar. Steep a cup of English breakfast tea with 2 blackberries. Add Butter-Wash Blend to snifter glass and top with steeped hot tea. Garnish with orange slice. * To make Butter-Wash Blend, melt ⅔ cup (160 ml) unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add peels from 2 large oranges and sauté lightly to extract oils. Slowly add 1 cup (250 ml) each Disaronno Originale Amaretto, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge and Marquis De Villard VSOP Brandy and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat and transfer to a heat-safe container. Allow to stew at least 2 hours. Once cooled to room temperature, place in freezer to allow solids to harden, then strain through a coffee filter until desired clarity is reached. Will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes enough for about 12 cocktails. L aurel “Lory” Nixon has been a session writer and has dabbled in ghostwriting lyrics for Vancouver DJs and electronic music artists. She’s also been a model, has studied tattoo artistry and was a hip-hop dancer for Team Canada. Now she brings her art and whimsical flair to the bar and the cocktails she creates at Vancouver’s über-fashionable speakeasy, Bagheera.


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