It is hard to believe it happened to both our guests - but it did. They saw a sign posted on a wall, stopped, wrote down the number for more inquiries, and actually rang that number.
Now, thanks to great signage in https://atlanticcanadaholiday.co.uk/ (Atlantic Canada), on the show today, we have a Head Distiller for an award-winning distillery in Nova Scotia and the owner of one of the most successful cocktail bars on Prince Edward Island.
I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time.
We’re back today with the second of the two episodes sponsored by Atlantic Canada - the eastern part of Canada that borders on the Atlantic Ocean and includes the four provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
First, we head to Nova Scotia to speak with Alex Wrathell, the Head Distiller of Compass Distillers, and then we drive over the bridge to meet Steve Murphy, owner of the cocktail bar on Prince Edward Island, Slaymaker & Nichols.
When I think of Nova Scotia, I think beautiful coastlines adorned with quaint lighthouses, succulent lobster dishes caught straight from the sea, and catching a glimpse of majestic whales, puffins, and seals. The province has an amazing wine scene and some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, but we are here to talk about their spirits and who better to guide us but Alex.
As we drive over one of the longest bridges in the world, we come to
Prince Edward Island, or PEI as the locals call it. Known for its red beaches, beautiful farmland, and charming towns, PEI is also famed for its shellfish, lobsters, and oysters, and to accompany that amazing food, the island is home to the incredible bar that is Slaymaker and Nichols.
One fateful day, our guest, Steve Murphy, owner of that said bar, also saw a sign - this time, it was for a restaurant for sale and just as he was about to move to Honduras! Guess where he settled?
Our first Cocktail of the week is the one I was enjoying with Alex during our chat - the Compass Distillers Paper Plane:
1½ oz Compass Distillers Nova Scotia Rye
1½ oz amaro Nonino or Meletti
1½ oz Aperol
1½ oz fresh lemon juice, strained
Add all of the ingredients to a shaker
Shake, shake, shake
Strain into a coupe glass.
You can find the “Water for Elephants” by Slaymaker & Nichols, plus all the cocktails of the week, at https://www.subscribepage.com/homebarchecklist (alushlifemanual.com, )where you’ll find all the ingredients in our shop.
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