The Union's Ina Lupa

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We may be far from Southeast Asia, but its bright and exciting flavours are captured at The Union in Vancouver's Chinatown. The dishes by chef Lisa Henderson are made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and the setting is relaxed. To pair with the food spicy, sweet and savoury flavours of the food, order a spirit-forward cocktail like this cooling rum drink made by Kristi Leigh Akister, bar manager. The beautiful emerald colour comes from the fresh cucumber juice. Try it at home!

2 oz. fresh cucumber juice
1/2 oz. agave
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. white rum
2 to 3 drops celery bitters
4 to 5 fresh Thai basil leaves

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake. Double strain over ice and enjoy!