I’m sure many of you would assume that the nightlife of rural Nova Scotia is close to nonexistent and you would be right. But my adaptive relatives have found a way around this problem. Allow me to welcome you to Seafield Farm’s exclusive bar, aptly named The Bar and Grill.
A former bunkhouse, The Bar and Grill was transported from its original home next to the farmhouse and was relocated closer to the water. After a few “rustic” alterations to it’s design, namely the removal of a few walls, The Bar and Grill was opened for business and it has been serving the residence of Seafield Farm ever since. It is also the first and only BYOB bar I’ve ever come across.
Sure it may not have any running water and the only methods of cooking are a homemade fire pit and a wood stove, but it has a view that can’t be beat and the traces of its previous life are quite endearing.
This is a rather “imaginative’ take on pollen collection. Note the menacing butterfly and the owned flower. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess one of my male cousins drew this.
Evidently the top bunk was for boys only; no girls allowed. Obviously equality was not on our agenda.
As you can see the bunks have been put to better use. Instead of housing children, they now house our family’s empties. Please note it has taken us several years to amass such a collection. Skyy vodka, you can repay me for the free publicity with a few cases, I don’t mind.
The Bar and Grill rarely sees much beyond a martini or a vodka tonic, but here’s the fanciest drink to ever grace this legendary deck. I give you the Ginger Plum Daiquiri, made of course with vodka… I’m all for pushing the envelope, but I can’t completely abandon tradition.
This little number is wonderfully sweet, tart and vaguely spicy. You may be ridiculed for the pinkness of the drink ‘round these parts, but I’ve never let that stop me from celebrating my girly side.
Though it may look a little frou frou this ain’t no fruity girl drink. The spiciness of the ginger carries it far from the candy-like concoctions that fill the glasses of Carrie Bradshaw wannabes. Grown up, sophisticated, complex and yes intoxicating, this drink will give you all you need this summer. So, ditch the Cosmo and indulge in this seductive and heady cocktail.
With time it may become an east coast classic but I won’t hold my breath. After all it’s not beer, whisky or scotch.
Ginger Plum Daiquiri: Serves 2
1 plum, diced
1/8 cup lime juice
1 cup ice
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp sugar
2 oz vodka
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into frosted glasses and garnish with a slice of plum.