Mixologist: 7 Canadian Club Summer Cocktails

CC Sea Breeze

2 oz. CC Premium
2 dashes grenadine
Cranberry juice

Crown the glass with ice. Build whisky and grenadine, then top with cranberry juice. Stir gently.

CC Caesar

1.5 oz. Canadian Club Reserve
4 dashes of Tabasco
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Pepper and salt to taste
Celery salt
Clamato juice
Lime juice
Celery stalk

Rim a highball glass with lime juice and celery salt. Fill with ice. Add whisky, Tabasco (or other hot sauce), and Worcestershire. Fill with Clamato. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently with celery stalk.

CC Gingerbite

1 oz. Canadian Club
Fresh lime
Ginger beer

Crown highball glass with ice. Add whisky, top with ginger beer, and add lime juice to taste. Garnish with lime wedge.

The Field of Dreams

.25 cup of diced fresh strawberries
.25 oz. lime juice
.25 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Canadian Club Reserve
Strawberry slice

In a cocktail shaker, add berries, lime juice, and Cointreau. Muddle. Fill shaker with ice and add whisky. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

The Northern Shield

1 oz. Canadian Club
.25 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. apple juice
.5 oz. maple syrup
Apple slice

Fill a shaker halfway up with ice. Add whisky, lemon juice, apple juice, and maple syrup. Shake vigorously, and strain into a lowball glass filled with ice. Garnish with apple slice.

The Outboard

1 oz. Canadian Club
½ oz. Bols Apricot Brandy
3 oz. pineapple juice

Fill a shaker halfway up with ice. Add whisky, brandy, and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

CC Sweet Tea

1 oz. CC
Sweet tea

Crown a glass. Add whisky. The easy way of finishing this recipe is with a can of iced tea from the convenience store. The slightly more difficult way is to make a pitcher of sweet tea, a traditional and superior Southern recipe. A note: the tea bags they’re talking about are just black tea, but any good tea shop has teas specially designed for cold applications.




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