9 All-Canadian Drinks
for Your Canada Day Celebrations
The Sir John A. Cocktail, Maple Leaf Cocktail, Caribou, Canadian Car Bomb, and more….
THE ROBBIE BURNS
The drink itself is a delightful, sophisticated mix that builds on the Scotch-vermouth combination of the Rob Roy. The addition of absinthe brings in a nice contrasting flavor, though be sure not to keep this accent to a dash as it can easily overpower the drink.
2 ounces Scotch whisky
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
Dash of orange bitters
Dash of absinthe
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
A IS FOR APPLE, B IS FOR BOURBON
makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 2 minutes
1 ounce Finnriver Spirited Apple Wine
1 ounce Bourbon
Orange twist for garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake hard until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Add a cinnamon stick to swirl around the glass while you sip.
Combine and shake 2 ounces of gin, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a teaspoon of super fine sugar. Strain it all in to a coupe glass and top it up with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist! A fizzy and refreshing drink for any summer day!
CANADA DAY COCKTAIL
Looking for that perfect Canada Day cocktail? Here’s seven. From classic caesars, to maple syrup and Canadian whisky, here are six drinks to raise a toast with and celebrate the holiday.
THE JUNE BUG
The delicious June bug is perfect for summertime heat, a cool tropical drink with a mix of pineapple (2 oz pineapple juice), coconut (1 oz malibu rum), banana (1/2 oz liqueur), melon (1 oz Midori liqueur), and a splash of lime juice. Shake it with ice and serve long, in a highball glass or hurricane glass, over ice with optional fruit garnish.
Maggie May Martini
Finally, a cocktail worthy of being named by the greatest Rod Stewart song of all time. Southern Comfort, amaretto, Chambord, lime juice, grenadine, and triple sec make up the sweet Maggie May martini cocktail. Follow along with bartender Maggie as she gives step by step directions for how to mix up this specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Maggie May martini cocktail.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG: APRIL RAIN
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
Lime peel for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with the lime peel.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY COCKTAILS
GUINNESS IS GREAT BUT WHY NOT GIVE THESE UNUSUAL IRISH WHISKEY COCKTAILS A TRY TOO!
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1 ounce quality vodka
1 ounce bailey’s irish cream liqueur
1/2 ounce kahlua liqueur
1/2 ounce gingerbread syrup
1/2 scoop vanilla ice cream (VERY soft,about half melted)
Mix first five ingredients in shaker with ice.
Shake very well.
Pour into a chilled martini glass that has been rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. (You can pour a little Bailey’s into a saucer, dip the rims, then dip them into the graham cracker crumbs.)
Top with whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie — awesome!
GEORGE CLOONEY’S PUNCH
Just in case you missed it — George Clooney has recently released his own brand of tequila — Casamigos (translated as “House of Friends”). Like George himself, Casamigos Reposado Tequila is understated and refined. So it’s great on it’s own, but, for the holiday season, you might want to try it in a punch. Here’s the recipe:
1.5 parts Casamigos Blanco
1/2 part Lime Juice
1/2 part Strawberry Juice
1/2 part Jalapeño
3/4 ounce SKYY Berry Vodka
3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps
3/4 ounce white crème de cacao
1/4 ounce grenadine
Half and half
Pour the vodka, peppermint schnapps, white creme de cacao, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour into a cocktail glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.
Fill with half and half.
Top with a splash of soda water.
4 sugar cubes
1 bottle Angostura bitters
1 bottle Champagne, very cold
Lemon twists, for garnish, optional
Start off by taking a single sugar cube, and while holding it over the opening of a bottle of Angostura bitters, invert the bottle so that some bitters soaks directly into the sugar. Drop the cube into the bottom of a chilled Champagne flute, and then fill the glass with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist, if desired. Repeat process 3 more times to make 4 drinks.
Is there anything more beautiful than an Italian cocktail? No, of course not. Simple, yet elegant, refined and smooth — just like everything else the Italians do. You’ve gotta try this one.
3 PARTS OF CINZANO PROSECCO
2 PARTS OF APEROL
1 SPLASH OF SODA
Start by adding ice into the glass then pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol and add a splash of soda, top with a slice of orange. This serving avoids the Aperol settling at the bottom.