4 Pride-themed Sippers and Sweets

Vancouver offers up a rainbow of goodies to help celebrate the city's Pride festival

With Vancouver Pride weekend just around the corner (July 30-August 1), here are a few fun treats to help you celebrate

Boulevard’s Pride Week Rainbow Cocktails,
845 Burrard Street

Boulevard’s Beverage Director J.S. Dupuis will be featuring a festive “rainbow of cocktails” for Pride Week. Their pride cocktail menu has a drink in every colour of the rainbow to celebrate (left to right):

Cosmopolitan Absolut Citron, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime, $12

The Seeker Lemon Hart Blackpool Navy Spiced, pineapple juice, cinnamon syrup, lime, Angostura bitters, $12

Sidecar Hennessy VS, Cointreau, lemon juice, $14

Last Word Gin, Chartreuse, Maraschino, lime, $14

Blue Hawaiian Vodka, Blue Curaçao, pineapple, $12

Aviation Gin, Maraschino, Violette liqueur, lemon juice, $14

Available during Pride Week

Credit: Chambar

Chambar’s La Diversité cocktail, Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty Street

Vancouver’s favourite Crosstown haunt, Chambar has specially crafted a refreshingly bubbly cocktail to accompany the numerous Pride celebrations on July 31. An effervescent blend of gin, Fernet Branca and house-made herbal rhubarb grapefruit soda, La Diversité is a little sweet, a little bitter and a whole lot of fun.

Available during Pride weekend (July 30-August 1)

Layers of Pride doughnut by Lucky’s, $5 minimum donation, BMO Denman Street Branch, 958 Denman Street

Lucky’s Doughnuts has partnered with local charity A Loving Spoonful (ALS) for their second-annual pride-inspired doughnut. All proceeds from the sale of these beautifully crafted, vanilla bean-glazed rainbow treats will help ALS offer healthy meal programs to men women and children living with HIV/AIDS in the Lower Mainland.

Available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the BMO on Denman Street on Pride Day (July 31) while supplies last

Beach Bay Cafe’s Pride Collins Cocktail, Beach Bay Cafe and Patio, 1193 Denman Street

Beach Bay Cafe & Patio’s award-winning bar manager Adrian Lindner is introducing a new Pride-themed cocktail that the restaurant will be mixing up during the festivities on July 31. The aptly named Pride Collins is a summer-forward sipper made with rhubarb, lemon shrub, gin and soda—best enjoyed al fresco overlooking the water on Beach Bay’s bustling patio.

Available Sunday, July 31. Click here for the recipe