Field Notes #12: Spirits of Christmas... on the Mountain with Kettle Valley Steakhouse

Alex Kagel, Sommelier and Maitre D' of Kettle Valley Steakhouse has developed Big White Resort's most sophisticated cocktail list on the hill. Here's a sneakpeak of the menu. Make your way up for a highly spirited experience this holiday season. A little background first: Alex Kagel runs his business 21C Mobile Cocktail Bar during the summer season for the ultimate craft cocktail experience at your event, be it a wedding or any other special event that deserves some celebratory imbibing. 


Kettle Valley Steakhouse Cocktail Menu Big White

Now here's the spirits, from Fancy to Refreshed  and complete with Canadian Classics...



French 75 | $12

lemon, sugar, champagne C.1915

White Lady | $11

gin, cointreau, lemon, egg white C.1919

Vesper (3oz) | 14 gin, vodka, lillet, lemon C.1953 | James Bond

White Negroni | $10

gin, suze, carpano bianco, orange C.2004

Smoke & Oak | $18

Odd Society oaked gin, smoked maple syrup, burnt orange, cherry
served tableside
C.2013 | Edmonton AB


Aviation | $12

aviation gin, lemon juice, maraschino, violet liqueur FLOWERS IN A GLASS C.1916

Passion Fruit Cosmopolitan | $13

absolut vodka, grand marnier, fresh passion fruit, vanilla syrup, cranberry, lime, chartreuse

FIREY C.2012

Snow Collins | $13

absolut elyx, lemon, orange, sugar, soda CRISP AND CITRUS C.2015

Paper Plane | $12

jim beam bourbon, aperol, amaro, lemon DEEP AND TANGY c.2000


The Caesar | $15

The ultimate Canadian experience, table side

C.1969 | Calgary AB

The Boilermaker | $9

wiser's hopped rye on the rocks, sleeve of honey brown C.?

Toronto | $10

lot 40 rye, sugar, fernet branca, lemon C.1940 | New York


To see the rest of this list, you will have to make your way up the mountain. And where else can you get a shot of Fernet Branca?

A few other great highlights at the Kettle Valley Steakhouse include:


  • Tableside 50oz Tomakawk 
  • Tableside Caesar Cocktail
  • Large Okanagan Wine List & Enotecca
  • New Year's Eve bubbly pairings
  • Blind Trust Tasting Menu

The Kettle Valley Steakhouse is located at the Happy Valley Lodge at Big White at the bottom of Lara's Gondola. Find contact details and directions here


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