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!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN” “http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd”> Who doesn’t like enjoying a tall glass of refreshing cocktail? Be it a whiskey-based drink or a gin or a vodka one, cocktails bring out the fine flavours of alcohol. With a wide range of ingredients used to flavour drinks, there’s no dearth of flavours to choose from. For a change, indulge in some Indian spices-inspired cocktails. Let spices such as pepper, cumin, ginger and cinnamon enhance your favourite poison. Here are a few recipes to try out: Ingredients: Cognac – 50 ml; Lime Juice – 12 ml; Saffron Syrup – 10 ml (Sugar syrup – 1 ltr & saffron – 500 mg); Bergamot Water – 25 ml; Peach syrup – 5 ml; Glassware – Old Fashioned. Method: For the saffron syrup, add 500 mg of saffron to 1 ltr of sugar syrup and boil. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and reverse dry shake to perfection. Double strain over a large block of ice. Garnish with orange zest & saffron threads. Ingredients: Gin – 60 ml; Lime Juice – 15 ml; Cumin Honey syrup – 15 ml (cumin seeds – 30...

Plastic water bottles should be next ban | Editorial | Pique Newsmagazine

Locally, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) believes that plans at the federal level to ban single-use plastics will push forward Whistler’s hopes to do the same. That could mean we see plastic bags banned from the resort by summer’s end. (There has been lots written about the pros and cons of banning plastic bags and moving to paper or reusable bags. But one thing you cannot escape is the fact that those plastic bags remain in our environment for decades. The federal government estimates that up to 15 billion plastic bags a year are given out.) The RMOW banned the sale of bottled water at all the facilities it manages in 2012. But what we need now is a resort-wide ban of bottled water. And this week, it announced that it will put in bottle-filling stations at local parks and other community locations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this month that the federal government will ban “harmful, single-use plastics,” such as grocery bags, straws, cutlery, plates and stir sticks, as soon as 2021. According to research published in Science (Feb.13, 2015), about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste that starts on land ends up in the ocean ev...