Canada Day Cocktails

For this year’s Canada Day, treat yourself to a cocktail made with the best Canada has to offer.

If there is ever a day where we should be embracing and celebrating Canadian made products, it’s Canada Day. So what better way to celebrate Canada than by grabbing a bottle of Canadian made spirits and toasting to this great nation of ours.

Here’s a few truly Canadian cocktails to make during your Canada Day long weekend celebrations:

Caesar

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Literally the most Canadian cocktail ever made, no celebration would be complete without one.

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Georgian Bay vodka
  • 3oz clamato juice
  • 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 dashes of hot sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • Creative garnishes

Method: Start by rimming a glass with salt and pepper. Add a generous amount of ice and begin pouring in the Worcestershire sauce. Next add the clamato juice, hot sauce, vodka and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine, and of course add in any garnish of your choice like the classic celery stick, pickled bean, pepperoni stick, bacon, whatever.

Maple Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned’s are not a Canadian invention, but taking this classic cocktail and adding a quintessential Canadian ingredient such as maple syrup, brings it to a whole other level.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Canadian rye
  • 3-4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 0.5 tsp maple syrup
  • orange peel

Method: Cut a good three inch strip of orange peel off of a fresh orange. Run the peel around the rim of an old fashioned glass, and set aside. Add the rye, bitters, and maple syrup to the glass, and stir to combine.  Add an oversized ice cube and stir more to mix and chill. Twist the previous orange peel above the glass and then place into the drink.

Canadian Mule

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Try this distinctly Canadian twist on the Moscow mule made with Canadian Whisky.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Signal Hill Whisky
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • Ginger beer

Method: Fill a stainless steel or copper mug with ice. Add Signal Hill Whisky and lime juice. Fill the glass with ginger beer and stir to mix.

Montreal Cocktail

Collaboratively created in 2017 by 15 different Montreal bartenders, this in the “official” cocktail for Montreal. It reflects English and French influences with Canadian flair, just like its hometown.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire
  • 1 oz CC Rye
  • 1 oz Suze
  • 1 oz Meletti Bitter Apertivo
  • zest of Grapefruit

Method: Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with grapefruit zest twist.

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