Rocky Mountain Shrub

Rocky Mountain ShrubRocky Mountain Shrub

Celebrate Canada Day with this ingenious Canadian cocktail. The Rocky Mountain Shrub features rich, bold flavours of barrel-aged Canadian rye whisky, lemon citrus, sweet sugar water and balsamic vinegar.

This pleasingly refreshing, slightly sour cocktail is great for pairing with a fresh spring salad or a rich cheese appetizer.

Ingredients

1½ oz. Alberta Premium Dark Horse Whisky

½ oz. simple syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to water)

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. balsamic vinegar

Method

Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a glass with new ice.

Tips

This cocktail is a strong sour-style drink. The type of balsamic vinegar you use will determine just how sour it will initially be. To make it less sour, use more simple syrup; to make it more sour, use more lemon juice.

Bossanova

Bossanova

Bossa Nova

The wonderful thing about cocktails is that you create them from scratch. The magic is created right in front of you and can be adjusted by the slightest splash of this or long pour of that. This week, we feature a cocktail that is all about combining flavours. Aged rum, subtle apricot, sweet vanilla, crisp apple, and fresh lime blend to make this incredibly easy drinking cocktail.

Ingredients

1 oz Brugal Anejo Rum

¼ oz Galliano Liqueur

¼ oz Bols Apricot Brandy Liqueur

2 oz Apple Juice

½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

¼ oz Simple Syrup *

Garnish with lime wedges

Method

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour all ingredients into it. Shake well and strain into a glass with new ice. Garnish with lime wedges and serve.

Tips

This drink can be shaken or, if you prefer, blended.

*To make simple syrup, combine equal parts of boiling water to sugar and leave to cool. Store in the refrigerator.