The Victim Party is my favorite band in Toronto. Made up of some of my best friends for the past ten years, they started as a kind of all star band/side project for their other bands. The Little Millionaires, The Artist Life and Bang it Out were all bands when they started and the other members had been in Hostage Life until 6 months before their first show. (i might be off a little with the timeline, but suffice it to say, all these kids have been playing in bands that rule for a long ass time).

I think it is safe to say that 20-25 percent of songs by The Victim Party have something to do with drinking. They are playing a show on Friday night at sneaky dee’s to celebrate the release of their first 7″ and it is called “Soft Drinks and Hard Drugs”. You get the idea.

A few months ago they asked me if I could make a Victim Party Cocktail so here it is.
1.5oz. Bowmore 12 year
.5oz Cynar
.5oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
Barspoon Maraschino Liqueur
Dash of  Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
Stir on cracked ice and serve on one big cube.

The attitudes and personalities of each member of the band are represented in the composition of the drink, except for Kyle.


New drink next week!

Pee Ess: Go vote for me in the Toronto’s Hottest Bartender Charity Contest.

Drink Photo by: Jessica Blaine Smith