Some Cocktails for the Fall
Posted by Arctic Wolf on November 4, 2010
The weather is turning cold in Canada and I thought I would add three more cocktails to my recipe section that suited this time of year. A modified Mojito I call Cuban Mist, a nice “mule’ style cocktail that combines a Canadian whisky liqueur with rum called the Klondike Mule, and a little love for the Isle of Haiti in a cocktail I call Haitian Joie.
The Mojito is one of the quintessential rum cocktails. It is a tall refreshing cocktail that combines white rum, lime juice and mint. A good dollop of sparkling water and some ice completes it and on a hot day, it is hard to beat. But here in Canada, the hot days are behind us and we have even had a few days with snow already. I like the mojito, but to be honest I’m looking more for a cocktail that I can sip rather than one to quench my thirst.
So I decided to shorten the mojito removing most of the sparkling water and ice.
I will suggest that this cocktail be called, Cuban Mist:
2 Oz White Cuban Style Rum
2 tsp simple syrup
Juice from 1/2 lime
Sprigs of Mint
3/4 oz Sparkling Water
Add the Rum, the simple syrup and the lime juice to a metal shaker
Crush one mint sprig on the inside of the shaker and then add it to other ingredients in the shaker as well .
Add in the ice and shake until the metal shaker frosts
Strain into a small chilled glass
Top with 3/4 of an ounce of sparkling water
and one small ice-cube
In Canada we have a nice honey and whisky based spirit called Yukon Jack. So… I began to think of what might work well starting with rum and Yukon Jack.
In my cupboard I saw a can of Ginger Beer and I decided to make a “mule” style cocktail based upon mixing an Anejo style rum with Yukon Jack and Ginger Beer. It is tall, refreshing and delicious. I call it, The Klondike Mule.
The Klondike Mule
1 1/2 oz Anejo Rum
3/4 oz Yukon Jack
juice from 1/2 Lime
Fill a tall glass with ice
Add the Brugal Anejo, Yukon Jack, and Lime Juice
Top with Ginger Beer
1 1/2 oz rhum barbancourt
1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Peach schnapps
1/2 oz Grenadine
Shake of over ice and pour into a glass of your choice
Garnish with flamed orange zest and an orange slice
In case you are wondering about the name, Joie, is a french word for delight. Therefore the name of the cocktail can be translated to Haitian Delight.
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