Five Vancouver Cocktails to Help Fight Colds and Flu

Photo credit: Fred Fung

Photo credit: Fred Fung

Kaitlyn Stewart, Bar Manager, Royal Dinette prescribes: the Rosemary Collins

What better way to bust your cold blues away, than with a cocktail that’s not only delicious, it’s good for you too. This tasty drink is made with rosemary, which packs a tonne of antioxidants, calcium and anti-inflammatory compounds, as well as grapefruit, which is full of vitamins A and C. With a touch of ginger to help with nausea and digestion, you have a cold-busting cocktail that’ll make you feel good from the inside out.

Tacofino_JuliaDiakow_GoldRush_CreditKKLawJulia Diakow, Bar Manager, Tacofino prescribes: the Gold Rush

Intensely refreshing and full of citrus antioxidants is the Gold Rush. This shaken citrus cocktail is full of vitamin C with the orange-flavoured liqueur, Triple Sec, lemon juice and grapefruit syrup to help soothe sore throats and combat colds. To give you an extra hit of vitamins, while calming your stomach, the grapefruit and mint garnishes are edible.  

Photo credit: Barry Calhoun Photography

Photo credit: Barry Calhoun Photography

Trixie Blümel, Bar Manager, Café Medina prescribes: the Al Maghrib

The Al Maghrib is a bright and juicy cocktail with a big punch of vitamin C. Some may find that grapefruit juice is bitter on its own, but with the added green tea syrup this cocktail makes for easy drinking. The soothing green tea and dashes of medicinal bitters make this drink full of antioxidants and feel-good flavours that’ll have you feeling better in no time.

Photo credit:  Issha Marie and Alison Page

Photo credit: Issha Marie and Alison Page

Justin Taylor, Bar Manager, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar prescribes: the Burrard Gimlet

This tasty beverage is designed to capture the calming essence of the sea and features a soothing house-made cordial of chamomile, lime and ginger. Chamomile contains antibacterial properties and is a proven cold-fighter, protecting against bacterial-related illness and infection. Ginger is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and has long been used in both traditional and alternative medicine to help fight the flu and common cold, not to mention its benefit in aiding digestion and relieving nausea. A few sips are sure to take the edge off whatever ails you.

Photo credit: Issha Marie

Photo credit: Issha Marie

Lauren Mote, Bar Manager, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar prescribes: the Vod Von Tulip

When you’re feeling under the weather, there are three things that can help you feel right again: fluids, vitamin C, and sleep! The Vod Von Tulip combines all three of these healthful antidotes in one delightful cocktail: lemon juice, Bittered Sling Orange & Juniper bitters, and chamomile flower syrup to help you rest and recharge.

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