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A Guide To Calgary’s Best Cocktail Lists

By ADELE BRUNNHOFER

Calgary Cocktails, The Coup, Vegetarian, Calgary Dining, Lounges

This cocktail, Just Beet It, is featured at The Coup + Meet, and balances a blend of health-conscious juices with liquored libations. (Photo by Jason Dziver)

Complementing Calgary’s red-hot food scene, bartenders (who prefer the more humble moniker as opposed to the trendy term, “mixologist”) are mixing and muddling house-made spiced syrups and smoked bison with top-shelf spirits like floral Botanist gin and aged Guatemalan rum. From chic restaurants to dark, sexy lounges, cocktail connoisseurs can expect novel tastes, exciting experimentation and revisited classics on par with cocktail hotspots like Vancouver, Toronto and Portland. (more…)

TIFF List: 6 VIP-Friendly Lounges

The Toronto International Film Festival is ramping up for its 35th excellent year, with more than 300 movies showing between September 9 and 19. Follow this space in the days leading up to TIFF 2010 for features on much-anticipated premieres, the Bell Lightbox—the festival’s exciting new headquarters—and scads of sites at which to spot visiting celebrities. During the festival itself, we’ll bring you details on each day’s film offerings plus what to do before or after your screening.

TODAY: SUPERB SIPPING SPACES

Tomorrow: 5 Face-Saving Spas