Mixologist Shaun Layton of L’abattoir - Vancouver, Canada

217 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 568-1701
Hours: Daily 5:30pm-11:45pm

L’Abatoir is an homage to Vancouver’s butchery district of yore. And though blood isn’t pouring out of this made-over historical building (decorated with Jonathan Adler-esque brown and white tiles, stainless steel accents, and brick walls), Mixologist Shaun Layton is pouring, mixing, and shaking some of the best cocktails in town. His drinks range from a quirky Spot of Tea with British flavors of Pimm’s, gin, and marmalade to trendy barrel-aged libations and crowd-pleasing summer cocktails. Our favorite drink, the Meat Hook, is twist on a classic Red Cook with a lingering smoky finish and men’s club vibe. It’s the perfect way to celebrate (or forget) L’Abbatoir’s past.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Meat Hook: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Ardbeg 10-year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Punt e Mes, and Maraschino Cherry
  • A Spot of Tea: Beefeater 242 Gin, Pimms #1, English Breakfast Tea, Orange Marmalade, Bitterman's Boston Bittahs, Fresh Lemon, and Cucumber Slices

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