We ate, we drank, we social distanced our way through the summer and finally autumn is upon us. We’ve noticed DIY kits continue to be popular at home and we suspect will carry on into the new year as a food trend with interesting variations popping up. Making wine or beer is not new, but using a different all-in-one tool has been a fun experience. Creating fermented food has taken over as our new favourite hobby, cocktails and beverages always need a proper vessel, and nothing tastes better than homemade salumi. Eat, drink and be healthy.

tiki mugs

Stocking your Bar

Trying out new products and learning new skills at home this year has, without a doubt, kept us entertained. We have had a hoot mixing and shaking our way through the summer both with cocktail kits or concocting our own creations. Stocking our bar with additional accessories, glassware, and items has helped in our cocktailing adventures, as has discovering Fifth & Vermouth. This online store was created a couple years ago by local businessmen Warren Orban, Jeff Jamieson and Jesse Willis who saw the need for good quality cocktail gear and glassware at reasonable prices. Based in Calgary, Fifth & Vermouth sells cocktail glasses and accessories across Canada to home beverage enthusiasts like us, plus bar tenders, restaurants, and cocktail bars. You can shop for a variety of items and have them shipped right to your door. We liked the tiki mugs so much we had to add a couple to our collection. Whether you are having a luau, tiki party or simply entertaining with tropical beverages they really add life to any party and are a great conversation starter. The team plans on expanding the selection in the future, but in the meantime, stock your own bar or plan on picking up some gifts since Christmas is only a couple months away.

Tiki Mugs | Fifth & Vermouth | bartools.ca | $14.95 – $16.95