The Double Double IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: The Double Double IMAGE

Ask any Canadian what a double double is and you'll get a description of a sweet, creamy coffee that Canucks "always have time for." Although the double double—coffee with two creams and two sugars—isn't technically on the Tim Hortons menu, it's become synonymous with the brand. We couldn't resist making a nighttime counterpart to the popular coffee order. We initially envisioned an equal-parts drink—two shots whisky and two shots Kahlúa—but we realized it's just not a double double without all that creamy goodness, so we incorporated whisky cream liqueur.

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2015


  • 1 1/2 oz Canadian whisky such as Forty Creek Barrel Select
  • 3/4 oz Kahlua
  • 3/4 oz Forty Creek Cream Liquor
  • 1 bitters
  • handful ice cubes
  • small pinch finely ground espresso for garnish


Pour all ingredients except ice and espresso into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain through a julep strainer into a chilled mug or glass. Sprinkle with espresso to garnish. Serve with a coffee stir stick, if you like.

Read our Q&A with the husband-and-wife team who travelled across Canada to produce this book.

A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails (Appetite by Random House, $25) by Scott McCallum and Victoria Walsh. Photography by Juan Luna. Available Oct. 20.
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