From the Naramata Inn in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, this cocktail features spirits and other products from the valley, including a sparkler from Nichol Vineyard.
“This cocktail is bright and bubbly with savoury undertones and a rich finish,” says Naramata Inn bar manager Dave Levesque.
“It is a boreal French 75, a Parisian bistro under six feet of snow, and the wind is howling.”
On a melting hot summer day, that’s as about as refreshing as it can get. One of the first three vineyards planted on the Naramata Bench, Nichol Vineyard dates back to 1989 — ancient history by Okanagan standards.
Calgary Herald / July 22, 2021 / Shelley Boettcher