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Canadian Crusta

Those who have been reading my recent reviews know that I have been having a lot of fun working with a classic cocktail called the Brandy Crusta. The old cocktail books I have read seem to hint that Brandy was originally the choice spirit for mixing cocktails, and many of the old Brandy recipes were later altered to suit other spirits. Hence the Brandy Crusta spawned the Rum Crusta, and also the Whiskey Crusta.

This is my take on the Crusta with respect to how it should be constructed with Canadian Whisky. I call my recipe, the Canadian Crusta.

Canadian Crusta

 Canadian Crusta2 oz Windsor Canadian Whisky
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/8 oz Sugar Syrup
1/4 oz Yukon Jack
dash Angostura Bitters
Fine sugar
Spiral Lemon Peel
splash of Ginger Ale

Rim a cocktail glass with a wedge of Lime
Powder the rim of the glass with fine sugar
Place a Spiral lime Peel in the bottom of the glass
Place the first 5 ingredients in a metal shaker with ice
Shake until the sides of the shaker frost
Strain onto the spiral lemon peel in the cocktail glass
Complete with a splash of Ginger-Ale
Add a lump of ice in the center of the lemon spiral

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