French Martini

French Martini

The French Martini is one of those classic three ingredient cocktails that everyone needs in their drink repertoire. It’s the perfect colour for romantic celebrations and a refreshing cocktail for all occasions. It’s called “French” as the original cocktail developed in the 1980s in New York used Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur from France. While it’s an excellent choice for this drink, you can find a number of other raspberry liqueurs that you could use in this cocktail. Our smooth, creamy handcrafted Virga is the perfect vodka for this recipe. Shake some up and share the love!

  • 2 oz Virga Vodka
  • ½ oz raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz pineapple juice

Add the Virga, raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a raspberry or a twist of lemon.

Christmas on the Coast

Christmas on the Coast

Celebrate the festive season with a sparkling Nova Scotia cranberry cocktail. The perfect toast to the holidays.

  • 1 ½ ounce Virga Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ½ ounce Nova Scotia cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce Nova Scotia sparkling wine

Add the Virga, orange liqueur, cranberry and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with the Nova Scotia sparkling wine and garnish with a twist of orange and Nova Scotia cranberries.

Virga Cranberry Bubbly

Virga Cranberry Bubbly

Vodka and cranberry is a classic combination and ours gets a little extra with the addition of Glanbùrn Bubbly artesian water, the same pure mineral water we use to make our Virga Handcrafted Vodka.

  • 1 ½ ounce Virga Vodka
  • 1 ½ ounce Glanbùrn Bubbly Artesian Water
  • 1 ½ ounce Nova Scotia cranberry juice

Add Virga Vodka to a rocks glass filled with ice. Add the Glanbùrn Bubbly and top with the cranberry juice. Garnish with a slice of lime and some fresh cranberries.

The Spinnaker

The Spinnaker

Coffee, maple, rum, whisky and vodka, these are some of our favourite things at Authentic Seacoast Company and they all come together magnificently in this unique cocktail.

Add the Virga, Sea Fever Coffee Maple and GLYNNEVAN Cabot to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange.

The Homecoming

The Homecoming

The pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality on the East Coast. Sea Captains returning home from the West Indies would place a pineapple on their fence, an invitation to friends and neighbours to come enjoy food and drink and hear tales from their time at sea. We’re proud to keep this tradition alive with the Virga Homecoming, a warm welcome to celebrate in your home.

  • 2 ounces Virga Vodka
  • 2 chunks pineapple
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry

Muddle the pineapple in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the Virga, pineapple and cranberry juices, ice and shake. Strain in a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a wedge of pineapple. Sociable!

Bayside

Bayside

A refreshing drink for long summer nights along the seacoast. Be sure to garnish with a twist of grapefruit, the essential oils really bring together the ginger and lychee flavours.

  • 2 ounces Virga Vodka
  • ½ ounce lychee liqueur
  • 1 ½ ounce lychee juice
  • 1 ½ ounce pear juice
  • ½ ounce ginger tea

Add the Virga, lychee liqueur, lychee juice, pear juice and ginger tea to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit.

Cabot Martini

Cabot Martini

Vodka and whisky become best friends with the Cabot Martini. GLYNNEVAN Cabot Triple Barrelled Rye Whisky replaces vermouth to make this a dry martini with a depth of flavour. When we say splash, we mean less than half a teaspoon.

Add the Virga and GLYNNEVAN Cabot to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon.

Double Barrelled Martini

Double Barrelled Martini

GLYNNEVAN Double Barrelled Canadian Rye Whisky in place of vermouth adds a smooth rye twist to the classic martini. Aromatic and distinctly delicious, the Double Barrelled Martini is the perfect toast to your most special celebrations.

Add the Virga and GLYNNEVAN Double Barrelled to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon.

Virga Classic Martini

Virga Classic Martini

The classic martini is the perfect drink to showcase the pure, smooth taste of our handcrafted vodka. Now you may want to add a bit more vodka. Or a bit less vermouth. The perfect martini is as much a journey as it is a destination, so we encourage you to discover your ideal Virga classic martini starting with this recipe.

  • 2 ounces Virga Vodka
  • ¼ ounce dry vermouth

Add the Virga and dry vermouth to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.