Chief Skugaid

Inspired by Vancouver's rich history, Mixologist Justin Taylor creates unique cocktails.

Smokey BC Forestea comes together with rum in the Chief Skugaid, inspired by the historic rum-running vessel of the same name.

Words from Justin Taylor, Director of Beverage at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar:


“Vancouver’s rich history never ceases to inspire me in my quest for unique cocktail creations. The Chief Skugaid, which is still afloat today and remains moored in New Westminster, B.C., was the most successful rum-running vessel in the country. Commissioned in 1912 and built in Coal Harbour, the Chief Skugaid was originally designated as a fishing boat, but sailed for 11 years as rum-running vessel without ever getting caught. While the Chief Skugaid is the longest serving ship in Canadian history, its future is uncertain as development in the area currently threatens its place of rest.”

Chief Skugaid

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 Dashes TEALEAVES BC Forestea Tincture (see recipe below)
  • 1 Barspoon Giffard Gomme Syrup
  • 2 Orange Peels
  • 2 oz. Diplomatico Anejo Rum
STEPS
  1. In a mixing glass combine 1 orange peel and the remaining ingredients
  2. Add ice and stir for 20 seconds.

  3. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with remaining peel.


BC Forestea Tincture

INGREDIENTS
  • 10 oz. 151 Proof Rum
  • 4 Tbsp. BC Forestea Loose Leaf Tea
STEPS
  1. Add rum and loose leaf tea in a mason jar.

  2. Secure with a lid and let rest for 24 hours.

  3. Strain ingredients and place liquid in a bitters bottle with eye dropper.



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