Explore Squamish - May 07, 2021

Must-Try Squamish Cocktails

Photo: Locavore Bar & Grill

A carefully crafted cocktail serves many wonderful purposes in life. Whether you’ve just finished a tough week on the job, you’re basking in the sun at one of Squamish’s delightful patios or choosing something to compliment a tasty dinner, a perfectly paired beverage is a cure-all that works its magic and can make everything seem just that little bit better.

Squamish’s restaurants and beverage companies are here to make that magic come alive. We asked some of our local bartenders to share with us their favourite recipes. Make them for yourself at home, or even better, visit them and sip these fantastic creations right from the source.

The Salted Vine Kitchen & Bar

Downtown Squamish’s personification of a cocktail bar, the Salted Vine creates its own infusions, uses craft spirits, and each drink is named after a local bike or climbing trail.

Salte Vine cocktail

Image: The Salted Vine Kitchen & Bar

Cougar Ridge

2 oz peppercorn infused Blanco tequila, 
1 oz pineapple shrub
¾ oz orange juice
¾ oz lime juice
Shaken on ice and stained
Garnish with pineapple slice and a slice of jalapeno

Howe Sound Brewing

This local craft brewery isn’t just about the brew. Howe Sound Brewing’s lively cocktail menu features unique fusions of their craft beer and spirits, all of which can be enjoyed on their epic patio.

Howe Sound cocktail

Image: Howe Sound Brewing


2oz tequila
1oz lime juice
1oz Simple syrup 
Shake and pour into a salt-rimmed glass
Top with Hazy Daze Howe Sound Beer
Garnish with a lime wedge

Locavore Bar & Grill

Known for their huge, airy patio that’s fully licensed, this local hangout has a full bar and prides itself on using farm-to-table products whenever possible, like the fresh berries in this cocktail.

Locavore cocktail

Image: Locavore Bar & Grill

Berry Smash 

2oz vodka
Dash of simple syrup
Splash of lime juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries
Fresh mint
Top with soda
Garnish with a lime and mint sprig 

Frostbites Syrup Co.

This next recipe isn’t from a restaurant or bar, but this local cordial designer has a plethora of divine recipes, mixing up their flavourful mixtures with other beverages to make magical potions perfect for your next BBQ or summer gathering.

Frost Bites cocktail

Image: FrostBites Syrup Co.

Gardners Paloma

2 oz gin or vodka
2 oz freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
.5 oz pink grapefruit + tarragon cordial
sprig of tarragon
soda water or elderflower tonic
Shake gin/vodka with juice + cordial with ice. Strain into a glass with fresh ice. 
Top with soda water or elderflower tonic.
Garnish with a tarragon sprig
Mocktail version - omit gin/vodka and add elderflower tonic.

Geo Cider

Local Cidermaker from Northyard's Cidery Geo Cider Geoff concocted this lovely libation, using their GeoCider Blood Orange, only available at their taphouse.

Geo Cider GTO

Geo Cider GTO

Fill rocks glass with ice
Add 1oz of your favourite gin
Splash of tonic
Top up with Geo Cider Blood Orange (available in the tap room only)
Garnish with a fresh wheel of orange


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