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Whiskey Wrap Up

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Whiskey Wrap Up

So many great whisky cocktail recipes were submitted, so I wanted to share them with everyone else. We had:
  • 2 recipes for a Whiskey Sour, which is a fantastic tarty drink when made properly and NEVER, NEVER with bar mix!
  • 2 recipes for "Rye and 7" - just not for me but I know it is well loved by many a good Canuck. In my house growing up it was "Rye and Ginger."
  • Anthony's recipe for a Rusty Nail came with imbibing instructions;If you ever have time on your hands and would like to stetch it with friends I suggest a Rusty Nail…..My recipe is for half Scotch & half Drambuie on ...ice…..Stirring occasionaly…..You can adjust to the sweetness you prefer by the amount of Drambuie……The longer you let it stand, the colder it gets and the tastier it becomes…...
  • One Mahattan from Peter; sorry Peter but I couldn't get down with the scotch Manahattan - why would you mess up perfecly good scotch with vermouth?
  • Donna prefers her whisky with soda and lemon, this worked quite well with Rye I thought.
  • And one straight up boiler maker.
Kathy H who enjoys her whiskey in the fall and winter (me too!), submitted a twist on a hot toddy: "1 shot of whisky (I perfer Wisers) 1 cup of boiling hot water 1 bag of Calm tea from Tazo 1 teaspoon honey Let tea steep for 2 minutes in hot water in a mug. Remove tea bag, add honey and stir till disolved…then add whisky. Enjoy by a warm fire with a warm body near by! This is my favorite thing to drink when I have a cold or it is cold." I also love this when I have a cold, but it knocks me on my keister so it's not very good for cuddling up with a loved one unless it's someone who's into passed out drooling chicks. Sandra MacDonald holds the belief that "Scotch (whisky) makes water taste better. HA!" and drinks her malt whisky neat with a tiny bit of water to bring out the flavour. Here is her recipe for her winter favourite: "2 oz of Scotch (ach! go on not 1.5) 1 oz of warmed Stone’s Ginger Wine Big Squeeze of lemon If using for medicinal purposes I add a bit of hot water. Put in a large mug or glass and hope winter goes away". Mona had this delicious treat to offer, but it needs a name Mona! "Infuse fresh basil leaves with water and add teaspoon of suger (or as much sugar as you prefer to taste) stovetop - try not to boil it. Let cool. Add one shot whiskey of your choice to 3 parts tasty basil infusion over ice with a twist of lemon and enjoy". Janice McKelvey submits: "How about hot apple cider! 1-2 shots of good whiskey, a slice of lemon and a stick of cinnamon – yummy". How about it indeed! This tastes just like apple pie! And Freddy Clemett likes whiskey with fruit juice. "I mix a bit of whiskey (1 part whiskey to 2-3 parts juice) with grapefruit juice it sounds harsh but it’s actually really good, adding a maraschino cherry makes it even better." Not harsh, really rather good! "I’ve also been known to mix Jack Daniels with apple juice". This... not so much. Kelly Pollock submitted a Sazerac cocktail. "I mix 3oz of rye, 1oz of simple syrup a splash of bitters & a drop or two of absinthe. I usually just add a bit of lemon zest but I’ve had them with a fancy lemon twist a cherry & either one is a nice addition!" By the way, it might taste different there because they have different kinds of bitters then we can get here. Ursula Cameron submitted this boozey delight that I have never heard of, did she make it up or is this a classic cocktail I wonder?"The Falling Star - In a shaker filled with ice, add 1 oz whiskey, 1/2 oz sloe gin,a dash of bitters and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist." Brenda submitted this inspired bit of Canadiana: "In honour of the Cranberry Festival, I call this the Bala Autumn Wakeup. Add 4 oz of Cranberry juice to 1 1/2 oz whiskey. Add ice and top with a drizzle of Sortilege (Maple syrup/Canadian Whiskey liqueur–only available in Quebec). Garnish with a few frozen cranberries. If you don’t have any Sortilege use a drizzle of Frangelico." Hope everyone tries some of these whisky drinks out. Let us know which you liked! Attention foodie friends! Canadian Living would like your opinion! Tell us what you think of our website and you could win 1 of 3 $100 cash prizes!
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