As Canadians, we have much to celebrate on Canada Day. From our beautiful landscapes to our diverse culture, there is much to be proud of. To commemorate this special day, why not enjoy a delicious Canadian-themed cocktail? Here are some recipes to get you started.
Canadian Themed Cocktails
Let’s explore some tasty Canada themed drinks.
The Maple Leaf Cocktail:
This classic Canadian cocktail is sure to please. Start by combining 2 ounces of Canadian whisky, 1 ounce of maple syrup, and 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a maple leaf-shaped candy.
The Carabou Cocktail from Quebec:
With the crisp autumn season here, our taste buds naturally gravitate towards whiskey-based cocktails, and the Caribou cocktail is a perfect choice. This sweet French-Canadian drink blends the rich flavors of red wine and rye whiskey with the subtle sweetness of maple syrup. The name Caribou traces its roots back to colonial times when hunters and loggers relied on a concoction of caribou blood and whisky to endure the harsh northern winters. The classic Caribou cocktail is typically enjoyed warm as a mulled wine.
The True North Cocktail:
This refreshing drink is perfect for a hot summer day. Start by combining 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of lime juice, and 1 ounce of cranberry juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and a Canadian flag toothpick.
The Canadian Caesar Cocktail:
This twist on the classic Bloody Mary is sure to be a hit. Start by combining 2 ounces of vodka, 4 ounces of Clamato juice, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot sauce in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and a Canadian flag toothpick.
The Canadian Mule:
This twist on the classic Moscow Mule is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Start by combining 2 ounces of Canadian whisky, 4 ounces of ginger beer, and 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled copper mug. Garnish with a lime wheel and a Canadian flag toothpick.
The Angry Canadian Cocktail Recipe:
A variation of the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail is called an Angry Canadian. It is crafted with Canadian rye whiskey, bitters, club soda or water, and pure maple syrup in place of the Old Fashioned’s sugar. It offers a different taste profile than a typical old-fashioned and it is worthwhile to check it out.
Canadian Drinks Non Alcoholic
If you are looking for a non alcoholic themed Canada Day drink then we have got you!
These crisp and refreshing red cocktails is made with sugar, lime juice, Lemon-lime soda (sprite) and cherry juice. It makes a beautiful red festive drink choice and is a great Canadian drink choice for those looking for non-alcoholic options.
Final Thoughts On Canadian Themed Cocktails
Canada Day is a great time to focus on having some Canadian themed drinks. We offer several different tastes and styles of drinks to enjoy. No matter which cocktail you choose, you’re sure to have a great time celebrating Canada Day. Cheers!