The other day I was trying to construct a nice cocktail or bar drink for a nice smooth Canadian whisky. I wanted something that anyone would recognize as a drink meant for the ‘Canadian Palate’. It had to be smooth and easy to drink, the way us Canadians like our bar drinks; and it had to be made entirely with ingredients which would be identified easily as Canadian.
The Chosen ingredients are:
3 parts Canadian Rye Whisky 1 part Yukon Jack Cnadai Dry Ginger Ale to taste
The Canadian Caribou an original cocktail By Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) For this cocktail we need a Canadian Whisky with a strong Rye profile. Here are several which work fine, Gibson’s Finest, Alberta Premium, Highwood Centenial, and the one I chose this time Black Velvet Deluxe Canadain Whisky. As we are using a rye profiled whisky, I chose to mix with Canada Dry Ginger ale. The use of real ginger in the manufacture of this soda adds a taste component … more