Recently our in-house Creative Beverage Director, Grant Sceney, was featured in the Georgia Straight for his skills mixing up cocktails at the preview for the annual Science of Cocktails at Showcase Restaurant & Bar. The article, features Sceney’s creative spin on the classic piña colada
Think piña colada and your mind likely conjures up tall, frosty glasses of blended pineapple being sipped poolside or, better yet, along a warm, sandy beach somewhere in the Caribbean. Local bartender Grant Sceney’s spin on the tropical cocktail, however, looks and feels a tad different.
Dubbed the Guatemala Colada—“essentially a reverse piña colada,” he says—the drink smells like the classic rum-and-pineapple beverage, but, thanks to the omission of cream, milk, and ice, looks more at home in a martini glass than a curvy Hurricane. Stirred and served neat, the potion is the result of Sceney choosing to extract flavours using fats and oils rather than simply tossing in the standard pineapple chunks and coconut cream.
Tickets are now on sale for the Science of Cocktails event on Thursday, February 8, here