Friday Night Drinks

Good Cheer Month: Drinks

In Nova Scotia, it isn’t hard to find exceptional cider, wine, beer and craft spirits being produced across the province by passionate artisans. Check out this week’s Friday Night Drinks blog to help inspire your inner mixologist, get recommendations for your next local purchase, and celebrate the people behind these fantastic local products.

This month, we’re featuring a cocktail recipe from Bistro 22, as well as a few new products from Benjamin Bridge, Boxing Rock Brewing Company, Annapolis Cider Company, Propeller Brewing Company, Lake City Cider, and Barrelling Tide Distillery.

Raging Caesar

If you love dill pickles, look no further than Raging Crow Distillery‘s small-batch, hand-crafted Dill Pickle Vodka! This tasty vodka is the perfect addition to any Caesar and is the inspiration behind this tasty cocktail recipe from Bistro 22.


1 oz Raging Crow Dill Pickle Vodka
6 oz Clamato Juice
7-8 dashes hot sauce
5-6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
fresh ground pepper
celery salt
dill pickle
lemon wedge


Makes: 1 serving

  1. Wet a highball glass by running a lemon wedge around the rim.
  2. Dip the glass’s wet rim in celery salt.
  3. Fill the glass half full with ice cubes.
  4. Add hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, then add Raging Crow Dill Pickle Vodka and Clamato Juice.
  5. Top with fresh ground pepper.
  6. Garnish with lemon wedge and dill pickle.

Recipe provided by: Bistro 22

New Products

Not in the mood to whip up this delectable cocktail? Don’t worry – we have you covered with a few local beverages released this month!

Benjamin Bridge Pet Nat

Benjamin Bridge’s Pet Nat in a can!

The rumors are true, Benjamin Bridge has launched their Pet Nat in 250-milliliter cans. Not only do these specially designed cans suit the wine’s fun and lively characters, but they’re also perfect for sipping on this summer.

Rhubarb & Rose Hips Cider

Rhubarb & Rose Hips at Annapolis Cider Company

This new sparkling cider is bursting with bright notes of tangy rhubarb and rose hips. Crafted from rhubarb juice, Golden Russet and Cox’s Orange Pippin apples they have infused dried rose hips to give the cider a light floral aroma, with a hint of red berries, and a clean, crisp finish.

Propeller Sasquatch Beer

Propeller Brewing Company has released lots of new flavors!

New citrus vodka soda from Barrelling Tide Distillery

The refreshing new Vodka Soda Citrus Twist from Barrelling Tide Distillery is made with all natural lemon, lime and orange flavours with just the right amount of fizz. Visit them at the Apple Blossom Brew Fest at the Wolfville Farmers Market to sample and pick up your six pack before they sell out!

Boxing Rock Beer

Swing Thru Boxing Rock Brewing Company for an early “October” Fest

Lake City Cider Pride

District Pride Rosé at Lake City Cider

Lake City Cider is the official cider sponsor for Halifax Pride this year and have released a new cider for the occasion! Made from house fermented Nova Scotia black currant wine blended with their District 5 Cider.

2018 Tidal Bay release

The 12 Tides Tidal Bay release also took place this month featuring the 2018 Tidal Bay vintage from wineries around the province. This year’s lineup is sure to be a hit with wine lovers everywhere!

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