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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | May 23, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

How to Host a (Bombay Sapphire) Speakeasy Party

dress the part

The media event of Bombay Sapphire is my overall favorite media event. Every year, I always looked for it. One reason might be that the global ambassador of Bombay Sapphire Merlin Griffiths is an amazing storyteller. Plus, I always left the event with three more drinks to add to my cocktail recipe book. The theme […]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | May 9, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

The Bombay Sapphire Collins Event for the Media was a Treat

bombay sapphire collins 2009 evening at Le Local in Montreal

I was one of the few epicurean bloggers and journalists in Montreal invited to experience the Bombay Sapphire Collins event last Tuesday at the upstairs meeting room of Le Local. It was a fun, intimate evening developed around cocktail, food and entertaining. The night seems tailored for At Home with Kim Vallee. As a bonus, […]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | May 27, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

A Sapphire French Highball Paired with Speakeasy Clams

kim is making drinks with merlin griffiths

The Bombay Sapphire media event gave us the occasion to learn new cocktail recipes. They collaborated with a local chef to pair each cocktail with an appetizer. This year, Eric Gonzales of Auberge Saint-Gabriel was the invited chef in Montreal. I learned several cooking tips from Eric. His food was delicious. I shared his recipes so you […]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | May 9, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

How to do the Flaming Orange Zest and the Sapphire Cosmopolitan

sapphire cosmopolitan by merlin griffiths

I could not wait so I am publishing the first cocktail recipe. This is the most complicated cocktail recipe that was demonstrated at the Bombay Sapphire event. The difficulty comes from its garnish. It is easy to do once you know how. This bartender’s trick will put your guests in awe for sure. It infuses […]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | August 10, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Celebrate London 2012 with Girlie Gin Cocktails

girlie gin cocktails

photos: Maxime Juneau for At Home with Kim Vallee Add style to your closing ceremony get together by serving a bronze, silver and gold metal cocktails. Or be the judge and pick one as your signature drink. The recipes are from Bombay ambassador, the master mixologist Raj Nagra who made the cocktails for me at […]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | July 25, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Blueberry and Basil Collins

blueberry basil collins

photo: Maxime Juneau for At Home with Kim Vallee Last week was the annual Bombay Sapphire event that I like to attend. I am in love with this year formula because it enables me to get unique content. For the occasion, the new Bombay ambassador, the master mixologist Raj Nagra, made three summer cocktails that fit my […]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | June 25, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Refreshing Summer Cocktails with 3 Ingredients

summer cocktails with 3 ingredients or less

I am always on the look out for tasty summer drinks. The New Times asked mixologists to share a summer cocktail with 3 ingredients or less. Garnishes, sugar, seltzer and simple syrup do not count. Merlin Griffiths, the global ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, told me at a media event that it is best to make a […]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | November 8, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Holiday Entertaining in a Small Space

white and blue christmas theme

This is a challenge for many people. The first question is how you decorate your small apartment or condo for the Holiday season. The key is less is more. Stick to one color palette that you will reuse everywhere. Add a few touches across your home starting with the entry hallway. Reinvent the decor of […]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | June 25, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Summer Cocktails Made with Campari

cocktails made with campari for summer :: campari orange, campari grapefruit, negroni and negroni sbagliato

Let’s revisit my favorite cocktails for summer besides the mojitos. I love Campari on a summer day. I often served Campari to my first friends because it is unexpected and simple to make. I typically go for tall drink recipes. You save time this way and the alcohol level is typically lower. A simple way […]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | May 20, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Homemade Ginger Ale and a Cocktail recipe for my Gastronomic Wednesday

homemade ginger ale recipes

I told you last week about the importance of using freshly squeezed juice when making a cocktail. This week, I am going further and I propose you make your own ginger ale. Do not worry; it is simpler than it sounds. Creating a homemade ginger ale starts by making a ginger syrup. You add either […]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | May 13, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Tom Collins with Prosciutto and Sundried Tomato Rolls for my Gastronomic Wednesday

tom collins recipe paired with prosciutto and sundried tomato rolls

The first drink pairing combination from last week Bombay Sapphire event can be done if your guests announce themselves 10 minutes before the event. Merlin Griffiths entertained us with the hoax story behind the Tom Collins drink. The first written recipe of the Tom Collins was in 1986 edition of The Bar-Tender’s Guide by Jerry […]