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Blood Orange Cocktail: Toqué's “Cocktail de Janvier” Signed Gilbert Lemieux

By January 27, 2013

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Blood Orange Cocktail: Toqué's Photo © Gilbert Lemieux

I've been eating blood oranges all week. They bring me joy. And I happen to love cloves. Images of them bathing in my signature white beer sauerkraut heavy on ginger to temper that annoying flatulence issue -- cabbage? Meet human digestive system -- spring to mind.

So when Toqué mixologist Gilbert Lemieux -- what's Toqué, you ask? Think one the best restaurants in Canada -- posted a shot of his latest creation on a trio of social networks, I felt the gentle whisper of synchronicity compel. I must know how this is done. I thus begged Gilbert to show me, and by extension you, how to make his exclusive winter and comfort-inspired mix, one he said was concocted in homage of "our grandmothers who would place orange peel and cloves in our closets so our clothes smell fresh."


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