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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Beat the heat with these refreshing mocktails!

August 30, 2023

Lime Mojito 

  • 3 limes thinly sliced
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or as desired
  • 15 ml water
  • 200 ml club soda/ sparkling water, or as desired
  • Ice cubes as desired

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To begin, muddle the thinly sliced limes and mint leaves with some water. Add in the sugar and continue to muddle. Before adding this mixture to a tall glass, garnish the edge with some sugar. To do this, have some refined white sugar ready in a bowl. Take a lime wedge and pass it around the border of the glass. Once finished, dip the glass in the sugar. Once the lime mixture is in the glass, add some ice. Be careful not to touch the sugar coating on the border of the glass. Finish off the drink with either club soda or sparkling water. Top it off with a lime wedge and a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

Tip: If you don’t have a muddler (a tool used to crush fruits and herbs,) a wooden spoon can be used. 

Raspberry Mojito 

  • A handful of raspberries 
  • 1 lime thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 tablespoon white sugar, or as desired
  • 5 mint leaves 
  • 10 ml water
  • 200 ml club soda/ sparkling water, or as desired
  • Ice cubes as desired 

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To begin, muddle the raspberries and lime slices. Add in the sugar and water, and continue to muddle. Before adding this mixture to a tall glass, garnish the edge with some sugar. To do this, have some refined white sugar ready in a bowl. Take a wedge of lime and pass it around the border of the glass. Once finished, dip the glass in the sugar. Once the raspberry mixture is in the glass, add the ice. Top off the drink with some club soda or sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wedge, a few raspberries, and mint leaves. Cheers!

Peach Drink 

  • 30 ml peach syrup
  • ½ cup fresh peach juice
  • 150 ml club soda/ sparkling water, or as desired
  • Ice cubes as desired

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To begin, blend the peach syrup and peach juice. Before adding this mixture to a tall glass, garnish the edge with some sugar. To do this, have some refined white sugar ready in a bowl. Take a wedge of lime and pass it around the border of the glass. Once finished, dip the glass in the sugar. Once the drink is in the glass, add some ice and top it off with some club soda or sparkling water. Enjoy!

An all-time classic: Pina Colada

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup ice, or as desired

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To begin, blend the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, and ice. Add in the coconut milk and blend the delicious concoction once more until smooth. If the consistency is thicker than desired, add some more pineapple juice or coconut milk. If you would like to make the consistency a bit thicker, you can add some more frozen pineapple chunks or ice cubes. Once the consistency is to your liking, pour the drink into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, and a cocktail umbrella. Cheers!

Stay cool everyone 😎