Drink of the Week – ‘Burdock Float’ Cocktail from The Bimini

We were thrilled to attend the Bimini opening party last night and see the beautiful, newly renovated 90-year old building. The Bimini was Jeff Donnelly’s very first venue that he bought in 1999. Bim’s first opened in 1974 granted with BC’s first neighbourhood pub license. It was a local hang out for the post Summer of Love-era hippies of Kitsilano and where Greenpeace activists would meet to hatch their radical plots over drinks (their head office was located across the street).

On October 4th, 2007, the day before the bar was set to reopen after a $250,000 renovation, Bimini’s was decimated by fire, leaving virtually nothing to salvage. Despite four years or countless hurdles and delays, they never gave up on the project and reconstruction is finally complete. Be sure to stop by, we love this historic Kits hang-out armed with a foosball table, pinball machines and a funky touchscreen jukebox!

This weeks cocktail is a tasty Burdock Float. It is a take on the Whiskey Sour but sweeter, and mixes Spicebox spiced whisky, Gibson Canadian Whisky, Fernet Branca, egg white, simple syrup, Fentimans, and dandelion & burdock. Yum!

The Bimini
2010 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC