Quench your thirst with Odd Couple restaurant

Andy Yuen of Saskatoon’s Odd Couple restaurant shows us how to shake off the heat with this signature cocktail

Nothing complements summer heat like a nice cold drink. Lucky for us, Odd Couple restaurant’s Andy Yuen is here to share the delicious secrets behind his signature refresher—the Grape Gatsby cocktail.

Take a peek at his tutorial below and give this seasonal sipper a try yourself. New to the cocktail scene? Don’t worry. Most of the tools you see in the video are available right now at your local London Drugs.

Grape Gatsby Cocktail

This version of the cocktail is non-alcoholic—but Andy says we could add an ounce of vodka if we were in the mood!

8-10 grapes
2 leaves Thai basil
1 wedge’s worth of lime juice
1:1 Sprite and Soda

● Chill glass by filling it with ice and cold water.
● Add grapes to cocktail shaker.
● Warm Thai basil in hand for about 3 seconds, to help release aroma. Add basil to shaker.
● Muddle grapes and Thai basil until as much grape juice as possible comes out.
● Add lime juice and 1 scoop of ice into shaker. Shake well.
● Double strain into martini glass.
● Add equal amounts of Sprite and soda to top off glass.
● Serve…and enjoy!

There you have it. Summer in a glass. If you’re ready to give it a whirl, here are a few links to the equipment and ingredients Andy used—including that super cool penguin:

Luminarc Rika Rumbler Set – 16 piece
Penguin Chill Ice Cube Tray
Small Yellow Handheld Juicer
San Pellegrino
Fresco Granite Mortar & Pestle

We are Proudly Canadian: Finding common bonds during a time where we all need each other.

Proudly Canadian is a program London Drugs launched in 2018 to highlight our unique selection of products that have Canadian roots.

While #ProudlyCanadian is always near and dear to London Drugs and our customers, with many businesses across our country struggling to survive during COVID-19, we felt it important to share the successes of the many great Canadian companies within our communities.  Companies with amazing stories about their beginnings through to their achievements.  Stories that most importantly are about the people, it is with these people in mind that we share our Proudly Canadian program with you.

Over the coming weeks we will share a collection of stories about great Canadian companies.  We think you will be surprised by how many products have Canadian connections.  Products with ingredients sourced from across our country, products and concepts designed and developed here.  Companies developing products with sustainability as a priority, making caring about the people and our world a significant reason for what they do.

To make it easy for you, you can find our Proudly Canadian products in-store by looking for our bold blue and red signs, or online at londondrugs.com. Be sure to follow our social feeds for ongoing Canadian stories and features!

What is Proudly Canadian ?

Designed in Canada – Products designed with Canadian innovation. In this category we also look for additional factors such as Canadian ownership, history of doing business in Canada and the number of Canadian employees.

Made in Canada – At least 51% of the total direct costs of producing the goods must be incurred in Canada. This can include Canadian ingredients, processing or manufacturing.

Canadian Proud – This designation lets us highlight products assembled in Canada with foreign parts,  manufactured in Canada with imported resources, etc.

London Drugs is proudly 100% Canadian owned and operated since 1945

Santa to Visit Seniors Across Western Canada This Year

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors at London Drugs

Well, maybe not the real Santa, but seniors across Western Canada will receive a little extra holiday cheer this year, thanks to London Drugs’ very first chain-wide Christmas campaign.

With Stocking Stuffers for Seniors, London Drugs stores across Western Canada are partnering with hundreds of low-income, assisted living, or palliative care homes and organizations to help make this year’s holidays brighter for seniors living in our communities.

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors was developed as a way to connect London Drugs’ generous customers to local seniors during the busy holiday season. Many seniors do not have family or loved ones they can celebrate the holidays with, so Stocking Stuffers for Seniors will provide a gift or needed item, along with a visit from a friendly face during an often lonely time of the year.

The program concept originated in BC’s Okanagan then expanded to Edmonton, where they had the initial goal to help 40 inner-city seniors and ended up helping over 400. The next year, 2,000 people received gifts, and this year, Edmonton alone will support over 4,000 seniors. With the generosity of our communities, imagine what we could do across all of our communities.

To support Stocking Stuffers for Seniors, visit your local London Drugs store from now until December 11. Simply go to the Stocking Stuffers for Seniors Christmas Tree and take a personalized tag from a local senior, purchase or bring in the new, unwrapped items listed on the tag, then drop everything off at the London Drugs Customer Service Counter where you picked up the tag. Santa and his volunteer elves will deliver all personalized gifts in time for Christmas!

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors London Drugs 2017


– Blankets or throws
– Slippers or socks
– Candy and chocolate
– Coffee or travel mugs
– Warm clothes such as gloves or scarves
– Paper products such as paper towels and tissues
– Gift cards for groceries and toiletries
– Books or magazines
– Board games or puzzles
– Kitchen essentials

For extra Christmas cheer – include a personalized Christmas card with your gift!

Be sure to check out our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages to see how your gifts made the season a bit brighter for seniors in your community.