3. Basalt Wine + Salumeria 604-962-9011, basaltwhistler.com TEQUILA SUNRISE
It’s another Tequila Sunrise. But this one won’t leave you with that “hollow feelin’” and a banging headache, which inevitably come after consuming too much grenadine made with artificial flavouring. “I detest the grenadine product that most bars use,” says Bar Manager Kevin Broderick. The Basalt version of this typically sickly sweet red syrup is house-made with tart pomegranate juice. Broderick freezes his rarefied grenadine into large, globular ice cubes that slowly melt into freshly squeezed orange juice mixed with smoky mescal (in place of tequila). The gently hazy sunrise effect gets better with time, encouraging you to sip the cocktail rather than slam it. Pair the cocktail with a side of classic rock — or a Lemon Drop shooter. Broderick also makes a grown-up (vanilla-infused) version of the candied bachelorette-party favourite.