Pineapple Upside Down Cake cocktail

Pineapple Upside Down Cake cocktail (January 27, 2013)

1 1/2 oz gin
2 oz pineapple juice
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz vanilla syrup
1/2 oz orgeat syrup

If desired rim glass with vanilla syrup and brown sugar, or simply garnish with a maraschino cherry.

CBC Cocktail

CBC Cocktail (November 11, 2012)

2 oz calamansi juice
1 oz bourbon
1/2 oz Cointreau

After many months of no TV we bought an amplified antenna and receive CBC off-air. That called for a celebratory drink!

Cocktail d’Automne

Cocktail d’Automne (November 4, 2012)

After a brisk day spent outside doing chores and making ready for winter, this smoooooth sipper hits the spot.

1 oz Canadian whisky
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz maple liqueur
1/4 oz apricot brandy
1/4 oz Fernet-Branca


Skoglander (October 28, 2012)

1 oz pear nectar
1 oz Laird’s Applejack
1/2 oz bourbon
1 heaping teaspoon Cointreau-soaked lingonberry jam

Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass (fine strain if you don’t like berry pips).

Created for Ian Skogland, who unfortunately was not here to taste it, but his wife said he would like it.

Framboise et citron

Framboise et citron Version 1 – short (September 30, 2012)

8 raspberries
1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz limoncello
1/4 oz raspberry syrup

Muddle these ingredients well in a mixing glass, then add:

1/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz Campari
2 oz vodka

Shake well with ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon strip and raspberries.