You can't talk about B.C., specifically Whistler, without talking about the impressive mountains, renowned for their beauty and the sports and culture they foster. At the Four Seasons Whistler, with the help of award-winning bartender and Bittered Sling co-founder Lauren Mote, the mountains are honoured with the new Spirits of the Mountains cocktail program, which includes six cocktails, each dedicated to a mountain range.
An updated version of the whisky sour, this Third Pole is a nod to the Himalayas with spices from India and Pakistan.
In a shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients except garnish. Shake to combine, then strain into a highball glass.
Garnish with lemon wheel.
Chai tea syrup
Bring water to a boil, and pour over the chai tea. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, then drain off the leaves. Add the white sugar to the hot tea, and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool, then place into a clean, dated container for storage in the fridge up to 5 days.
This is a 1:1 syrup with chai tea flavouring. Feel free to use equal measures of this, with 1 oz. of lemon or lime to balance a sour or lemonade.