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The real Mojito cocktail challenge and recipe: Which Curacao restaurant has the best drink?

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Ah, the Mojito cocktail! Refreshing, citrus sweet, and minty all at the same time. What is there not to love? I did the Mojito challenge while in Curacao over the holidays and the winning restaurant is Shelterrock Paradise, followed by the Marriott Beach Resort, and… pictured here Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur in third. The Mojito, a traditional Cuban highball is made with 1.5 oz white rum, 2 tsp white sugar, soda water, 1 oz lime juice and fresh mint leaves served in a Collins glass. The art is getting the proportions right and in the right size glass with not too much ice. Are you thirsty?

Vancouver’s Granville Island and Bridges Restaurant from Burrard Street Bridge

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While in Vancouver for work late September, was able to find time for an afternoon walk along the board walk and partway across the Burrard Street Bridge for this picture. We are looking into False Creek, Granville Island and the (famous?) Bridges restaurant painted yellow. Vancouver is a pretty sweet city to visit, particularly on days like this with the fresh ocean air.

Riverwalk, featuring local pickerel on a bed of quinoa, tomatoes, peppers and wilted Swiss Chard

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Chef David Friesen’s entree special featuring local pickerel on a bed of quinoa, tomatoes, peppers and wilted Swiss Chard, plated high like a tower.  Riverwalk can be found in Bracebridge, Ontario overlooking the Muskoka river.

Gunbarrel Coffee From a Double Barrel Shot Gun

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Our hostess is crafting the Gunbarrel Coffee for a pair of guests. Yes, that is a double barrel shot gun she is pouring burning Grand Marnier down and into the coffee, which itself is made with Creme de Cacao, coffee and whipped cream! The stove to left of the coffee was used to heat the gun barrels. This drink was invented 30+ years ago and is available at the Gunbarrel Grill, Big White Ski Resort.

Seventy Six Bottles

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Does this make you thirsty? A great selection to accompany any meal! Two of us grabbed dinner at Cardero’s at the end of a day’s work, choosing to sit at the bar. This restaurant is in Vancouver harbor with sweeping views of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.