Hosting a Canada Day party? Here are some fun red-and-white drink ideas, from the classic Bloody Caesar to a delicious boozy milkshake.
Here are our picks of patriotic cocktail ideas for Canada Day:
Classic Bloody Caesar
This variation on the Bloody Mary was invented in Alberta in 1969.
- 1-1/2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces Clamato juice
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of Tabasco sauce
- Lime wedge
- Pepper to taste
- Celery salt
- Sea salt
- Celery stalk for garnish
- To start, rim a highball glass with the lime and a combination of sea salt and celery salt.
- Add the vodka and Clamato juice, then season with the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces and pepper. Stir it up, and garnish with the celery stick.
Simple to make, this cocktail looks festive and is easy to produce for a crowd.
- 1-1/2 parts whisky
- 4 parts ginger ale
- Splash of cranberry juice
- Combine the ingredients, pour into a highball glass over ice, and you're good to go.
Cherry Whisky Smash
This short cocktail by food blogger Jessica of How Sweet It Is looks as good as it tastes.
- 2 tablespoons whisky
- 2 tablespoons cherry juice
- 1 tablespoon Amaretto
- 1 tablespoon ginger brandy
- 2 tablespoons cherry cola
- 5 maraschino cherries
- Muddle the cherries in the bottom of the glass until smashed, and then add ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, shake the whisky, cherry juice, Amaretto and brandy for 15 seconds to combine.
- Pour over the ice, top up with cherry cola, and garnish with cherries.
Maple syrup milkshake
Alcoholic milkshakes make great dessert cocktails. You can get creative with this recipe and experiment with different flavour combinations.
- 1–2 shots of whisky or bourbon (to taste)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (1 pint) vanilla ice cream
- Blend the ingredients until smooth.
- Serve with an extra drizzle of syrup.
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