Winterlude Cocktail Corner: Learn to craft cool cocktails at home

February 12, 2021 | by glebeadmin

Shake it, mix it, stir it, slurp it.

It’s time for the Winterlude Cocktail Corner, where our Glebe mixologists will take you behind the bar to craft some of the coolest cocktails that you can mix up at home during Winterlude.

Lassies, sour gin, and the holy grail of hot chocolates are on the menu this weekend, so cozy up by the fire and warm your tummy with one of these fine cocktails. Pick up the supplies listed below and follow along to make it just as perfect as your favourite barkeep does.

Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St
(613) 230-4474

Indian-Inspired Mango Lassie Cocktail


  • 1 Cup Frozen Mangos
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 Cups of Ice
  • Fresh Mint (garnish)
  • 2 oz Golden Rum
  • Blender

Shake off the winter blues with this cool cocktail that will certainly help you chill this weekend; courtesy of Irene’s Pub. Bartender Mike Estabrooks walks you through the simple steps to blend up this sweet and boozy drink. The cocktail goes perfectly with Irene’s Pub’s buttermilk fried chicken wings, available in seven different seasonings and sauces. Order takeout from Irene’s Pub online here.

Thr33’s Company Snack Bar
589 Bank Street

Almost Famous NY Gin & Sour


  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 oz Beefeater London Gin or gin of your choice
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Grapefruit Cordial
  • Ice
  • Red Wine

Warm up with Thr33’s Co. Snack Bar’s Almost Famous NY Gin & Sour. Co-owner Ian Wilson will show you the steps to making this signature cocktail. It’s the perfect cocktail to sip while watching the snow fall outside. Pair this cocktail with Thr33’s Co. Gnocchi Supreme with crème fraishe, parmesan, tomatoes, or their in-house Smoked Duck with cranberries, a ginger-cured egg yolk and apples. Order online now and support our local restaurants.

Sunset Grill
100 Marché Way
(613) 695-2022

Specialty Hot Chocolate


  • 1 Package Turtles, After Eight, Aero Smores, Rolo or hot chocolate of your choice
  • Chocolate Chips or similar chocolate topping
  • Whipped Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • 1 Mini Candy Cane

Nothing warms the soul like a hot chocolate, but Sunset Grill takes it to a whole new level with their Specialty Hot Chocolate. Choose from Turtles, After Eight, Aero Smores or Rolo or use any package of hot chocolate you have at home. The team at Sunset Grill will show you how to make their famous Specialty Hot Chocolate with ease.  This is the perfect hot drink after a long skate on the canal or a day making snow people in your back yard. Order now along with a full breakfast for the whole family that can be delivered right to your door.

Looking for other cocktails? Check out Sparks Street’s Cocktail Corner here.

And don’t forget to download the official Winterlude App, where the festival comes alive with there’s lots to watch, listen to and take part in. Click here to visit the Winterlude website.