Canada Day Special

I have always had a serious love for travelling, and wherever I go is typically 99.9% dictated by food and drinks. But the more I travel abroad, the more I appreciate and love Canada as my home. With that said, I think my next big trip needs to include a coast to coast journey of this beautiful country. Anyone want to sponsor me?

Anyway this year was the big 150! Celebrating 150 years of Independence and I had to show my appreciation the only way I knew how, which is creating a Canadian inspired cocktail (or two) using our abundant resources. I’ve also included a fun Canada Day special Jello Shot that I’m sure would please the kid in all of us.

The Canadian OG

Combining everything you know and love about Canada

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Canadian Club 100% Rye
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/4 oz Roasted Strawberry Puree
  • 1/3 oz Maple Syrup
  • 1 zest Lemon

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except lemon) above in a mixing glass and stir until fairly chilled

  2. Zest a double rocks glass with lemon, place ice inside the glass and strain

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a mixing glass or just simply don't want the mess, combine all the ingredients in a double rocks glass before adding ice. Be sure that the ingredients (in particular the maple syrup) are well combined so you don't have an overly sweet beverage by the end of the glass. Enjoy!

Canadian Sparkle

Bringing a little bubble to your Canadian festivities

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Gin London Dry Gin recommended
  • 3 Strawberries muddled
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 oz Sparkling Wine Ontario Sparkling recommended

Instructions

  1. Muddle the strawberries in a shaker and combine the Gin and Simple Syrup and shake

  2. Strain into flute glass and top with sparkling wine

C-Day Jello Shots

Everything is better with a home made jello...especially when booze is involved

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 Shots
Author Monica C

Ingredients

Red Portion

  • 4 tbsp Rye
  • 1/3 cup Raspberries muddled with a bit of water
  • 1/2 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 2 tbsp Unflavoured Gelatin

White Portion

  • 1/3 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/3 cup Milk 2%
  • 1 tbsp Unflavoured Gelatin
  • 1/4 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Red Portion

  1. In a small saucer combine sugar, lemon juice, and raspberry water from the "Red Portion" ingredient list

  2. Distribute the gelatin on top of mixture and let it sit for 10 minutes before putting it on the stove (it will slightly thicken)

  3. Bring the saucer to a boil, making sure that the gelatin is well incorporated, remove from heat and mix in the rye

  4. Pour half of the recipe into 12 shot glass. Leave the other half for the third layer.

  5. Place in fridge for 1 hour, leaving the other half at room temperature

White Portion

  1. In another small saucer combine the condensed milk, 2% milk and vanilla

  2. Distribute the gelatin on top of the mixture and let it sit for 10 minutes before putting it on the stove (it will slightly thicken)

  3. Bring the saucer to a boil, making sure that the gelatin is well incorporated, remove from heat

  4. Take the shots from the fridge and pour the white portion on top of the cooled red shots

  5. Let this sit in the fridge for another hour before layering the remaining red portioned jello to complete the Canadian Flag

Recipe Notes

To get the jello easily removed from its container, make sure to lightly oil the inside of the surface before pouring the product in.

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Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!

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