I finally made it to Ten Foot Henry on the now-bustling two-block strip of 1 St. S.W. between 12 and 14 avenues, that’s also home to Raw Bar, Taste, Proof and Vine Arts. So many great cocktail options there and I was excited to see what Ten Foot Henry, named after a 1930s comic strip, could contribute to the scene.
The small list, split almost evenly between classic and original cocktails, has something for everyone. I especially liked The Henrietta (read all about it in an upcoming Spirited Calgary column in the Herald) and the Gingered Apple. This yellow drink is like a spicy, candied-apple lemon drop, with an understated acidity thanks to the apple cider vinegar. It goes pow on the palate and makes you think about what you’re drinking. Sip slowly and enjoy.
- 1-1/2 oz Zubrowka vodka
- 1/2 oz Iron Works apple brandy
- 1/4 oz apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup (1:1 sugar-to-water)
- 2-3 dashes Bar Keep apple bitters
- Garnish: lemon twist
Method: Shake ingredients with ice and then double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
— Recipe courtesy Dylan Can, Ten Foot Henry