Happy Canada Day! To celebrate its 148th birthday, we are sharing three easy and delicious cocktail recipes. Let’s get the party started, shall we?
The “Sorry, Not Sorry” Fizz
As Canadians, we apologize for pretty much anything, but we’ll refuse to say ‘sorry’ for this exquisite cocktail. With a slight hint of Canada’s signature flavour, maple syrup, this perfectly balanced, refreshing beverage will have you toasting the Great White North all summer long!
1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
5 fresh raspberries
1 tsp. maple syrup
4 oz. sparkling water
Sprig of mint
In a short glass, muddle four raspberries and then pour in Iceberg Vodka, sparkling water and ice. Add maple syrup and stir until dissolved. Garnish with remaining raspberry and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!
The BeaverTail Shooter
While it’s unfortunate that Canada Day falls smack dab in the middle of the week, we’re making every second count with this shot which takes less than a minute to make and pays homage to a dessert known only to Canadians.
0.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
0.5 oz. apple cider
2 orange slices
Slide one of the orange slices along the rim of a shot glass, then dip the rim in white sugar and cinnamon. Pour Iceberg Vodka and apple cider into the shot glass. Garnish with the remaining orange slice and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
The Canadian Bacon Caesar
What is Canada Day without a Caesar? Complete with a slice of Canadian bacon, this Caesar is a savoury masterpiece that will have your guests breaking out into bouts of ‘O Canada!’ Get creative and use a mold to make maple leaf-shaped ice cubes, creating the perfect red and white combination. You can find other fun ideas and bartender how-to videos at NationalCaesarDay.com.
1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
2 dashes of hot sauce
3 grinds of salt and pepper
4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Five ounces of Mott’s* Clamato* cocktail
Coarsely ground pepper
Canadian bacon slice
Slide the lime wedge along the rim of a mason jar, then dip the rim in the celery salt and ground pepper. Fill the mason jar with ice. Add Iceberg Vodka, hot sauce, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Mott’s Clamato cocktail and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of Canadian bacon and skewered olives. Enjoy!
*Trademarks used under license by Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., used with permission.