Canadian Gold

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Canada finished the Sochi Winter Olympics today with a gold in men’s hockey – a match for the women’s. Bars were open and serving at 7 a.m.! This is my small tribute.

1 oz apricot nectar
1 oz Alberta Dark Horse rye whisky

Shake together well with ice and strain into a small wine glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine,

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Kiwi G&T

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1 peeled ripe kiwi fruit
1/2 oz simple syrup

Muddle together in a cocktail shaker. Add to the shaker:

2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
ice

Shake well. Strain into a tall glass. Add a teaspoonful of the kiwi pulp from the shaker. Fill glass with fresh ice cubes. Top with tonic.

Polar Vortex cocktail

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My friend Cathy of Life with More Cowbell challenged me to make a Polar Vortex cocktail. I immediately pictured a snowy swirling drink. Gold flakes swirling in snow! Goldschläger! But of course you can’t actually SEE the gold flakes swirling. But you can taste the lovely cinnamon, which is almost as good.

2 oz melted vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 oz vodka (I thought of buying Polar Ice, but I had vodka in the freezer already)
Shake together over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Float 1/4 oz of Goldschläger on top.