October 15, 2014

The Canadian

Recipe: Courtesy of A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails by Scott McCallum and Victoria Walsh

This drink could be likened to a classic Old-Fashioned, made with maple sugar candy in place of a sugar cube.


  •  1 small maple leaf sugar candy, no larger than 1 inch in diameter
  • 2 dashes Bittered Sling Kensington Dry Aromatic bitters or Angostura bitters
  • 1 large ice cube
  • 2 oz. Canadian rye whisky, such as Alberta Premium Dark Horse
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 1 lemon peel strip


Yield: Makes 1 Drink

  1.  Cut maple leaf in half. Place one half into an old-fashioned glass. Add bitters. Muddle into a paste. Add large ice cube to old-fashioned glass along with paste. Pour in whisky. Pull a long strip of lemon peel over the glass, releasing oils into cocktail. Gently pinch, peel side out, misting oils over surface of the drink. Rub peel around the outside rim of the glass, then add.

Juan Luna