You can currently catch Shea at Clough Club and Bitter Tasting Room in Gastown, and also West on south Granville. (Go for Clough Club Sunday brunch, it's hearty and affordable, and get Shea to mix some original cocktails for you).
A Nightmare On Juniper Street
1oz blood orange juice (moro type)
0.75 oz creme de cassis
0.5oz lime juice
Shake, double-strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with fresh lemongrass shards pierced into a cut strawberry to look like Freddy Krueger's hand - use imagination.
If blood oranges are not in season, use small Valencia oranges and a couple drops of red food-coloring.
For gin, Shea used Beefeater 24. To suit the name, I'd avoid gins with less juniper flavour, like Hendrick's, Victoria, Aviation, etc.
This drink is a fantastic breakfast/brunch drink because it's so citrus-y and refreshing. It also makes a marvelous Halloween cocktail should you take to the time to make the garnish.
[[Photo by Shea Hogan]]
and more terrible Halloween cocktails here
"Death & Oranges" by Donnie Wheeler
"Jones' Bitter Aperitif" by Evelyn Chick
"The Satchmo" by Simon Ogden
"Dark City" by Jay Jones
Classic Halloween Cocktails
"The Giant Huntsman" by Lauren Mote
"The Bay Harbour Butcher" by Shaun Layton