Magic & Martini this Summer

Magic & Martini is still on this summer, albeit with a slightly lighter schedule. There are two more chances to catch the show before the end of August. Come join us at Suite 114 and sample their new summer cocktail menu:

There are two performances with seats available:

Saturday, July 28
Saturday, August 18

Readers can use the promotional code olive for a special discount when booking online. You can reserve your tickets below:

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Photos from Magic & Martini in Toronto


Thank you to everyone who came out to see last night's performance of Magic & Martini at our new home, Suite 114. We're settling in quite nicely and really having a great time. Through the summer, we run a slightly lighter schedule, but the shows have still been selling out, which is wonderful to see. If you'd like to attend, we have two shows in July and one more show left in June. Readers can get a special discount on tickets booked online. Use the secret code OLIVE.

I got to try their new cocktail, one that changes colour and also sparkles with a sea of stars inside. This fancy concoction was created for Pride this year.

Here are some photos from the sold-out show, courtesy of Tom Durcan.

The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

One of my favourite books of all time is Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Adams created an inclusive and hilarious sci-fi universe which contained, among other things, a drink, the effects of which were:

like having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.

It also provided the mixing instructions:

  • Take the juice from one bottle of Ol' Janx Spirit.
  • Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V — Oh, that Santraginean seawater! Oh, those Santraginean fish!
  • Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
  • Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in memory of all those happy hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.
  • Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweet and mystic.
  • Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.
  • Sprinkle Zamphuor.
  • Add an olive.
  • Drink... but... very carefully...

Which is, of course, quite impossible on earth. So someone came up with an alternative: