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It's Cocktail Hour! The LCBO wants to help you celebrate this most wonderful of rituals with some winter recipes, and a chance to win a Cocktail Basket full of goodies!

Cheers! Mix up some winter cocktails, and toast to gathering inside on cold winter nights for good drinks with good company. The thing with cocktails, though, is you need the right accoutrements and nibbles. Luckily, the LCBO was kind enough to give us a basket full o’ goodies to gift to one cocktail- loving reader. And this isn’t just any measly cocktail kit-valued at $200, the basket contains everything you need to become a mixology master. See below for the full swag.

They also sent us some great winter recipes, and two of our favourites are below. Mix up both to please guests with a sweet tooth, or a more savoury palette. To win this awesome basket, tweet your favourite cocktail @SheDoesTheCity or leave it in the comments below! 

Icewine Martini

Made with Inniskillin Vidal Icewine VQA
1 oz icewine
1 1/2 oz premium vodka
Splash of club soda
Frozen grape
Shake the icewine and vodka in a
mixing glass with ice. Strain into
a chilled cocktail glass and top with
soda. Garnish with the frozen grape. 

Manhattan

Made with Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon and Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth Red
1 1/4 oz rye, bourbon or blended
Canadian whisky
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 to 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Maraschino cherry
Stir the liquid ingredients in a mixing
glass with ice. Strain into a chilled
cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry. 

GIMME THAT BASKET, BABY!

12 Cocktail Picks with Gem Ends 
1 Crystal Pick Holder 
1 Dark Chocolate fleur de sel caramels
1 Sea Salt Nut Mix 
1 Fruit and Nut Mix 
1 Honey Sesame 
1 Dark chocolate toffee almonds 
1 Black Lace Placemat 
1 Classic Honeycomb shaker 
1 Axis martini bar tool set w/ ice bucket 
1 Acrylic Tray Large 
4 Nero Mirror Martini glass

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