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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.


Cuban Mist

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:

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



Klondike Mule

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

Ginger Beer

Fill a tall glass with ice
Add the Brugal Anejo, Yukon Jack, and Lime Juice
Top with Ginger Beer


Haitian Joie

Haitian Joie
A cocktail by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)

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.



One Response to “Some Cocktails for the Fall”

  1. TBG said

    Your Klondike Mule is a subtle variation on the Dark & Stormy.
    (Dark Rum & Ginger Beer on the rocks)

    Western enthusiasts of the D&S will tell you it originated in Bermuda using Goslings & Stone’s Ginger Beer, but in the Eastern Hemisphere they claim it was originated in the Queensland Gladstone/Brisbane area, using Bundaberg Rum (Bundy- with the polar bear on the label) and Bundaberg Ginger Beer.
    The have stubbies (375ml cans) on sale in the local grocery stores throughout Oz.
    (Said stubbies saved my sanity when I was marooned in Agnes Water for 2 weeks following 9-11.)

    Seems like you’ve not been able to put your hands on Bundy or Bundy OP for review… I might have to have the boys bring some back after the Oz Open this year….


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