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Cold brew coffee drinks and more for springtime

first_imgSpringtime is here, and that means warmer weather and cooler coffee drinks. But who says that coffee is just for a morning boost. You can also add coffee to a cocktail for a pick me up with an added extra kick. Here are a few coffee cocktails from Birch Coffee, SUSHISAMBA, Dante and, with World Whiskey Day coming up on May 21, Knappogue Single Malt Irish Whiskey in partnership with the Langham Place Hotel.Espresso Martini – created by Naren Young for Dante2 oz Aylesbury Duck vodka.5 oz Galliano Ristretto.75 oz simple syrup1 double shot espressoGlass: Large CoupeIce: CubeMethod: Shake very hard and single strainGarnish: 3 coffee beansNegroni Coffee Swizzle – created by Naren Young for Dante.75 oz Del Maguey ‘Vida’1 oz Noilly Prat Ambre.75 oz Meletti Bitter.5 oz Cold Brew CoffeeGlass: HighballIce: CrushedMethod: Swizzle with crushed iceGarnish: 5 Coffee beansThe Kissing Hill – created by Robbie Clift for Measure Bar at Langham Place Hotel2 oz Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish whiskey1.5 oz Fresh pressed apple juice1 oz Stumptown cold brew.5 oz St. GermineGlass: CoupeIce: CubeMethod: Shake. StrainGarnish: Apple fanCafé Millonario – created by Richard Woods for SUSHISAMBA NYC1oz Coffee infused Bacardi Black Rum0.75oz Mozart Dark Chocolate0.5oz Tonka infused Maple syrup1 double shot espresso6 Dashes Fee Aztec bittersGlass: Large Coupe Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer last_img read more

WatchCanadas premiers end impasse reach deal on national energy strategy after years

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canada’s premiers have announced a national energy strategy supporting both project development and the need for emission cuts, ending two days of sometimes tense talks on how to balance the two.[np_storybar title=”Which team is Alberta premier Rachel Notley really on?” link=””%5D Claudia Cattaneo: It’s time Notley figured out which team she’s on, because her provincial rivals are enthusiastically batting for theirsRead more [/np_storybar]A communique released Friday after provincial and territorial leaders met in St. John’s, N.L., said the plan helps set energy priorities and “encourage the transition to a lower carbon economy.”“It gives us a way forward,” Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis said as he closed the Council of the Federation gathering.Environmental groups pushing for faster, steeper carbon cuts were quick to pounce. They criticized a non-binding strategy that’s short on specific targets and broad enough that leaders across the country — from carbon-taxing B.C. to oil-reliant Newfoundland and Labrador — could back it.“It’s absurd that while Alberta is dealing with one of the largest spills in Canadian history that Canada’s premiers would try to help pave the way for more tar sands pipelines,” said Mike Hudema of Greenpeace Canada in a statement.“Not only would new pipelines bring spill risks to communities and watersheds across Canada, they would lock this country into a carbon-polluting future for decades to come.”Erin Flanagan, an oilsands analyst with the Pembina Institute non-profit energy think tank, said premiers must get serious about climate change.“We need to see real reductions in carbon pollution across the country. Each province and territory should begin by putting a meaningful price on carbon.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said pipelines are still the safest way to transport oil and gas despite what she called an unfortunate incident.“The strategy itself refers, of course, to the need to not only develop our energy resources responsibly and safely but to transport them responsibly and safely,” she added. “And we’re all committed to that objective.”The plan also calls for policies that would increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and advance new technology.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the premiers struck the right balance.A strong economy and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive, she said. “In fact, they must be complementary.“For me, that’s the foundational work of this document.”The strategy has been on the premiers’ agenda since 2012.Clark urged other provinces to follow B.C.’s lead, where carbon pricing was introduced seven years ago.“We lead the country in economic growth now despite the fact that people said a carbon tax was going to kill it.”The Canadian Press Despite those criticisms, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both said the strategy is a vast improvement from where it started three years ago.Early drafts were “very light” on environmental emphasis, Couillard said. He also stressed that projects such as the proposed Energy East pipeline must clear environmental hurdles, including a review to be released in coming months.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall cut a solitary figure at times during this week’s meeting. He pushed other leaders to give greater emphasis to the economic importance of the fossil fuel sector.Canadians should be both proud and grateful for lucrative reserves of oil and gas “which are not four-letter words,” he told the closing news conference.Premiers’ national energy strategy will lack firm pipeline, emissions commitments, sources sayPeter Foster: Mickey’s provincial apprenticesWall earlier this week took aim at Ontario and Quebec, arguing parts of the country increasingly shun oil and gas even as those provinces benefit from the equalization funds those industries help raise.But Wall said a chapter of the strategy on moving oil across the country mentions energy self-sufficiency and adding value to what is exported. It helped win him over.“Our country, notwithstanding the vast oil reserves that we have in places like Alberta and Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador … we import oil from other countries,” he said. “That just seems wrong to me. We ought to use our own oil and add value to it here and then export it to markets other than the United States. We’ve got one customer for this product right now.”The strategy was announced as Nexen Energy apologized for a five-million litre pipeline spill of bitumen, produced water and sand southeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan read more