I don’t know about you, but when I think of Canadian breezes I get chills. Sure, they have beautiful weather for a few months of the year, but in the winter it gets so cold that even the St. Lawrence river freezes over. So, let’s try to focus on a pleasant wind that refreshes.
Most Canadian whisky is blended and goes down smooth. It’s a bit unusual to have so many other fruity ingredients added, so I opted for Black Velvet Reserve in this one, and it definitely paid off. The whisky flavor was present and not buried. Overall, I was reminded of a Singapore Sling in some ways. It’s that cherry/pineapple mix.
You’ll notice I left the garnish off. Only reason being that I didn’t have any fresh pineapple on hand, and truth be told, the drink doesn’t need it.
1.5oz canadian whisky
0.75oz pineapple juice
0.5oz lemon juice
0.25oz maraschino liqueur
garnish: pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry
Shake with ice. Strain into ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with pineapple and cherry.