Since most of Ontario’s LCBO stores will be closed tomorrow, here are five Canuck cocktails for you to enjoy. Go out and grab the ingredients before it’s too late.
A Canadian Classic
6 oz orange juice, 2 oz Canadian whisky, 2 oz sloe gin, 1 oz Galliano, 1 oz triple sec, 1 lime twist. Combine wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Stir and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with lime twist.
2 oz Campari, 1 oz maple syrup, 3/4 oz lemon juice, half an egg white, 1 lemon twist. Combine wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake, add ice, shake once more. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
A Canuck in Paradise
2 oz Canadian whisky, 1 oz pineapple juice, 1 oz maraschino cherry liqueur, juice of half a lemon, 1 pineapple wedge. Combine wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge.
Canadian Rum Punch (for large groups)
4 cups water, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups Canadian whisky, 2 cups rum, 2 cups lemon juice, 1 bag of ice. Heat water and sugar in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Let cool. In a punch bowl combine whisky, rum and lemon juice. Add sugar mixture. Add ice to punch bowl.
Canadian Pride (non-alcoholic)
4 oz grapefruit juice, 3 oz ginger ale, 1/2 oz maple syrup, 1 lemon wedge. Combine wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass half full of ice. Garnish with lemon wedge.