With spring fast approaching, we are already well into maple syrup season. A versatile ingredient for a lot of different cocktails, maple syrup serves as an excellent substitute for simple syrup, which many recipes call for. Simple syrup, a mixture of sugar and water, lacks the distinct flavour of maple syrup, which can make some […]

A simple spin on a classic drink. Adding a taste of rosemary takes the no-fuss gin and tonic to the next level. This is a fun way to use up the fresh rosemary you might have on hand after making your favourite potatoes or Sunday roast. Throw the gin, lemon juice, and rosemary sprig in […]

It’s the middle of January, and second semester is well underway. If you haven’t caught a cold yet, it’s only a matter of time until you do. After coming down with the sniffles last week, I owe my survival to the hot toddy, a delicious way to fight off a cold. To fix one up […]

As public interest in craft beer has risen over the last few years, passionate startups have sprung up throughout the Maritimes. Get your peanuts and pretzels ready, because Sackville will soon have its own brewery. Headed by 14 students who are in Mount Allison’s entrepreneurship class, a commerce course instructed by Nauman Farooqi, the Bagtown […]

Ah, autumn – the season of colourful leaves, crisp breezes and seasonal treats like mulled cider and pumpkin pie. Since Thanksgiving is over, you’ve probably got a couple extra cans of pumpkin purée in the pantry. An easy solution to this waste-not-want-not dilemma is to mix up a pumpkin spiked latte – the drink Starbucks […]

Neil Young’s song “Cinnamon Girl” inspired this drink, and like the song’s famous one-note guitar solo, it’s pretty straightforward. In another of his songs, “Ordinary People,” Young sings about “hard-working people stopping for a drink on the way to work.” I recommend waiting until after work to enjoy this adaptation of a classic Irish coffee. […]