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Cocktail: The Canadian

the canadian whiskey cocktail

This cocktail recipe is an except from A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails, by Victoria Walsh and Scott McCallum.


  • 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 (60 ml) Canadian rye whisky
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 1 lemon peel strip

1 serving

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