Study conducted by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE examines how B.C. celebrates the
VANCOUVER, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - When it comes to celebrating the
holidays in British Columbia, West Coasters prefer to keep it low key.
A recent survey conducted by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE reveals that the majority
of British Columbians opt for sit down dinners (53 per cent) and small
intimate parties (50 per cent) over larger gatherings or parties. In
addition, when it comes to planning the guest list, family (77 per
cent) and close friends (58 per cent) trump an extended group of
friends (18 per cent) and colleagues (10 per cent) almost every time.
"British Columbians love to celebrate the season with family, friends,
and neighbours, and we do it with style by mixing new traditions with
the classics," said Jean-Sébastien Dupuis, winner of the GQ/Bombay
Sapphire 2013 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition B.C. and Bar
Manager at Homer St. Cafe and Bar. "When it comes to being a fantastic
host over the holidays, B.C. residents place food, music, and great
festive cocktails at the top of their list for ensuring yuletide cheer
With 28 per cent of B.C.-residents agreeing they like to try new
cocktails over the holidays, it's the perfect time of year for hosts
and hostesses to get creative with the bar menu. However, coming up
with new cocktail recipes can sometimes be difficult, so BOMBAY
SAPPHIRE has teamed up with Dupuis to develop new cocktail recipes
tailored to the tastes and preferences of British Columbians.
Peppermint Sapphire Splash: Excite your guests' taste buds with this recipe that features one of the
top ingredients British Columbians say they are most interested in
trying in a cocktail this holiday season: peppermint (21 per cent).
With 56 per cent of British Columbians stating they enjoy receiving or
serving a welcome cocktail, this mixture is the perfect way to make
your guests feel right at home and introduce friends and family to a
Bombay Cranberry Cheer: With one-third of British Columbians preferring simple cocktails, this
easy-to-make recipe will ensure hosts aren't stuck behind the bar while
still providing guests with a well-balanced and flavourful drink. This
recipe combines cranberry and fir tree to create a taste that screams
holiday while also highlighting two local ingredients, which helps
support the local economy while also pleasing the 56 per cent of
B.C.-residents who like to incorporate local ingredients in their
Bombay Frosted Eggnog: Make your party memorable by serving this twist on a holiday classic.
The combination of two seasonal favourites, eggnog and maple syrup,
creates an explosion of flavours and provides guests with a cocktail
they're dying to taste (46 per cent of B.C. residents claim to be
interested in trying a cocktail with eggnog flavours). What's more,
this recipe is easily batched ahead of time, limiting the amount of
work required when guests arrive providing more time for socializing.
"The basis of any good holiday cocktail is a spirit that is uniquely
refined and has a delicately balanced flavour profile, such as BOMBAY
SAPPHIRE Gin," says Dupuis. "It truly is the ultimate spirit to marry
with a wide variety of ingredients, allowing even the most
inexperienced cocktail creators to appear as master mixologists to
Whether you're a master in mixology or cocktail creator in training,
taking care of guests goes beyond providing them with delicious
cocktails. Being the perfect host also includes catering to those who
either don't consume alcohol or are acting as the designated driver for
the night. This can be done by providing a variety of non-alcoholic
drinks that are still festive and fun and by ensuring that all of your
guests have a safe way home by calling taxis and having public
transportation schedules readily available.
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About the survey:
From October 9th to October 10th 2013 an online survey was conducted among 1,487 randomly selected
Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of
error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of
20. The results have been statistically weighted according to
education, age, gender and region (and in Quebec language) Census data
to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of
Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
SOURCE: Bombay Sapphire
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