Need a Canadian Halloween Cocktail? Here’s one with solid Sask cred. Pour ginger beer in a tall glass (the better to see the clot). Add a jigger of rye. And then dribble in a half jigger of haskap liqueur. The easiest way I know to add the liqueur carefully is with a turkey baster, or… Continue reading The Blood Clot
I’m told the most popular drink of the moment is Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. I’m not much impressed by this drink – an amber rum sweetened with a lot of vanilla. There are huge numbers of competitors leaping into the market including the Kraken pictured at right. (In the background you can see a new… Continue reading Spicing it Up
Okay so here’s a drink that should help see all melonheads through the gut churning of this year’s Grey Cup. 1 watermelon 2 limes White Owl Whisky Mint Orange Bitters Buy a pack of fresh mint from the supermarket, and coarsly chop it and add it to the bottom of the punch bowl. Add a… Continue reading Rider Pride Punch!
It being that time of year, I made a genuine strawberry daiquiri. This isn’t the travesty you likely get in most bars. Like all good drinks it’s dead easy to make, taking about 3 minutes start to finish. The key of course is to use fresh ingredients, uncut by sulfites, sulfates, sugars and salt. I… Continue reading The Strawberry Daiquiri
If you really want to make a cocktail (‘martini’ in the current parlance) that stands out, you’ve got to get away from gimmicky liquor (goldschlager anyone?) and alco-milkshakes. These appeal to the adolescent drinker with their undeveloped craving for sweets and fat. Hey when your bodyfat is under 15% this makes perfect sense. Those of… Continue reading The Perfect Cocktail