Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Canadian Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  34
2 dash gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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2 dash Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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or Peyschaud bitters
1 jigger Canadian whisky

Ingredient: Canadian whisky

What it is:  Whiskey
Whisky that by law must be mashed, distilled and aged at least three years in Canada in a wooden barrel of not greater than 700 L capacity. Most Canadian whiskies are blended multi-grain liquors containing a large percentage of rye, typically lighter and smoother than other whisky styles. While the use of rye is not dictated by law they are often generically referred to and may legally be labeled as "rye whisky" in Canada.

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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Prepare same as Whiskey Cocktail, using Canadian whiskey.

[Mixing-glass half-full fine ice, two dashes gum-syrup, two dashes Angostura or Peyschaud bitters, one jigger whiskey. Mix, strain into cocktail-glass; add a small piece of twisted lemon-peel or a cherry.]