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Mill Street parties for Earth Day

This Earth Day, turn your Lights Out With Mill Street. Starting at 8 pm on Saturday (March 29), attend a series of city-wide candlelit parties where a portion of sales from every pint of Mill Street brew will be donated to Earth Day Canada. Details and list of locations at millstreetearthday.com.

Hot bottles

Attention, booze nerds! Some bottles of interest were spotted at the LCBO last week: George Dickel Rye (750 ml/ $36.95, LCBO 352997), Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky (750ml/$44.95, LCBO 230813) and Dolin Vermouth dry (750 ml/$12.95, LCBO 370858) and rouge (750 ml/$12.95, LCBO 370841), all on sale till the end of the month.

Find your inner mixologist

Now that you’ve got the booze, maybe you’re looking for ways to use it. Pick up a copy of Home Bar Basics (And Not-So-Basics) by Dave Stolte (Wexler of California, $14.99). With this “no bullshit” pocket-sized cocktail crash course, you’ll soon be proficient with a spoon and shaker. Available at BYOB (972 Queen West, 416-858-2932, byobto.com).

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