MacLaren Street Cocktail


I have been neglecting this blog due to family health issues and, recently, getting ready for an office move. My company has been working out of a Victorian house on MacLaren Street in Centretown, Ottawa, but it was no longer meeting our needs. We are moving to more conventional office space that is downtown and very suitable, but losing the character – the stained glass, fireplaces, staircase and windows that actually open. This was our last full week in the MacLaren location, which we will miss. 

The whole time I have been doing this blog I have been working weekdays in this unique space. To commemorate the occasion here is a cocktail with blood orange juice, because it’s that time of year, and a few things that play nicely with it.

  • 1 oz pisco
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice, strained
  • 1/2 oz blood orange juice, strained
  • 1/2 oz orgeat (almond syrup)
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Galliano

Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.