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From the classic Martini to Death in the Afternoon: Cocktail pairings for Canadian business



The company holiday party is a longstanding tradition in the corporate world and no party is complete without a signature cocktail. In the spirit of the season, the Financial Post offers a few sassy drink recipes for companies that have made the headlines this year.

Brookfield Asset Management, whose roots extend back to the likes of Brascan, Edper and ’70s power suits: a classic dry martini, preferably three

SNC-Lavalin, which has become synonymous with greasy payoffs: The Corn ‘n’ Oil: Barbados rum, Falernum, Fresh lime juice, 3 dashes Angostura bitters

Bombardier, whose name evokes memories of Paris, making bad life decisions before passing out by the Seine: Death in the Afternoon: Absinthe and champagne

Home Capital, whose unexpected rebirth gave investors a boost after a painful late night: Tequila Sunrise

GFL Environmental, which scrapped plans for Canada’s biggest IPO at the last minute: Budweiser (garbage in, garbage out)

Air Canada, whose stock continues to soar despite rampant service complaints: mini bottle of Canadian Club, make it a double if you’re planning a flight

BCE, parent of Bell Canada and its Let’s Talk campaign: Virgin Mary

Scotiabank, whose Latin American adventures hit a snag in Chile: Pisco Sour (Pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white and bitters)

CN Rail, whose strike panicked Quebec, the oil patch and farmers: The Derailer (rum, gin, vodka, amaretto almond liqueur, triple sec, peach schnapps, grenadine syrup, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, sloe gin and Sprite & soda)

Encana Corp. had roots dating back to Canadian Pacific Railway but decamped to the U.S. this year in the hopes of drawing more interest from funds south of the border: American Dream: pomegranate liqueur, black cherry rum, POM, sour mix

TC Energy Corp. dropped “Canada” from its name this year despite the fact Canadian taxpayers helped build their main pipeline network from Alberta to Toronto: Mind Eraser: vodka, coffee liqueur, club soda to top

Shopify’s logo is green, its stock grew like a weed in 2019 and the company handles online cannabis transactions for the Ontario Cannabis Store: Roll a joint and smoke it


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