Here’s a fruity, spiced medley of crisp raspberry, soft oak-aged Canadian whisky, tart lemon and fiery ginger to warm your winter nights.
1 oz Canadian Club Classic 12 year
½ oz Bols Cherry Brandy liqueur
4-5 fresh raspberries
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Top with ginger beer
Garnish with a lemon wedge
Place the raspberries in a mixing glass and muddle until raspberries have been broken apart. Add a scoop of ice and pour in all ingredients except for the ginger beer. Shake until well mixed and chilled. Double strain into a glass with new ice. Top with ginger beer and place garnish on the rim.
Double-straining involves using a Hawthorne strainer (the one with the spring) and a fine strainer.
Canadian Club Classic is aged 12 years in oak barrels, which imparts the spirit with mellow wood flavours.
Feeling the cold? Warm up with a nice hot whipped cocoa. It’s the perfect hot chocolate for adults, combining rich cocoa with vodka that is infused with smooth whipped cream.
Top it off with fluffy whipped cream and chocolate flakes and enjoy it as you warm up from the inside.
1 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
4 oz Hot Chocolate
Dollop of whipped cream Sprinkle of chocolate flakes
Pour Pinnacle Whipped Vodka into a heat-resistant glass or mug. Add hot chocolate and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle chocolate flakes over top.
Many warm cocktails include cream liqueurs. The benefit of using Pinnacle Whipped Vodka is that it delivers a silky smooth, creamy flavour without the heaviness of a thick cream liqueur.
Cinnamon Apple Cobbler
Delicious dessert flavours combine in this medley of cinnamon, vanilla and apple.
1 oz Courvoisier VS cognac
½ oz Galliano liqueur
3 oz apple cider (chilled)
Cinnamon stick, to garnish
Wet the rim of a rocks glass and roll rim in cinnamon sugar. Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Add ice to the rimmed rocks glass and strain mixture over top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon.
If you don’t have hot apple cider, you can use fresh apple juice spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
This elegant martini is sure to brighten the holidays. The Shooting Star martini is a mix of fresh raspberries, citrus lime, tart cranberry, aromatic bitters and smooth, oak-aged Canadian whisky. Its taste is rivalled only by it’s festive appearance.
Let the Shooting Star martini guide you to a very merry Christmas!
1 oz Canadian Club Whisky
1/3 oz lime juice
Splash of cranberry juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Starfruit slice for garnish (optional)
Start by placing ice in a martini glass to chill while making the drink. In a shaker glass, muddle the raspberries and fill with ice.
Add remaining ingredients and shake until well mixed. Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain the shaken ingredients into the now chilled martini glass. Place the slice of starfruit on the rim for garnish.
If starfruit is not available, placing three raspberries on a pick is a nice option.
You may double strain the shaken ingredients to remove the seeds from the martini if you prefer.