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Cocktail Hour: Alpine Meadows

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 10, 2021

Alpine Meadow in its earliest form (yeah I know … terrible photo)

My Alpine Meadows cocktail had its beginnings back in January 2010 when I introduced the serving as a suggested cocktail for the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky. This was early days for my website, and at that time I was just dipping my toes in the cocktail world.

The genesis of thought for the serving, is that I felt the floral notes within the Glenfiddich whisky and its firm oak character could be paired with the piny flavour of gin. It was just a thought, albeit perhaps a thought that ran contrary to the more common view that one should leave fifteen year old Single Malt whiskies alone as they are just fine the way they are.

I knew that a bridge needed to be built to encourage the coupling of the piny gin and the floral oaky single malt scotch, and so I added an orange liqueur and was pleased enough with the result to publish the serving within the body of that whisky review.

I have returned to that serving several times as a suggested serving for other whisky spirits as I have discovered that it’s construction is suitable for a wide range of Single Malt and Canadian Whiskies.

Today I am going to give everyone an improved construction based on a few tweaks which I believe improves the libation. The first tweak is the addition of bitters, Bittermen’s Boston Bittahs to be exact. These particular bitters have a firm citrus backbone which is paired heavy dose of chamomile. This adds a light floral punch to the cocktail. I am also adding a garnish, specifically orange zest which compliments not only the whisky, but also the gin and the citrus forward bitters in the serving.

This time around I am using a young Canadian Single Malt Whisky, Macaloney Caledonian Invermallie – Portuguese Re-charred Red Wine Barrique (that’s a mouthful isn’t it) paired with Burwood Dry Gin which is made in Calgary.  Hopefully many of you will find the improved version of my cocktail as enjoyable as I do.

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Alpine Meadows

1 1/4 oz  Macaloney Caledonian Invermallie (Port Red Wine Barrique)
2/3 oz  Burwood Gin
1/3 oz Bols Triple Sec (sub any quality triple distilled orange liqueur)
dash Bittermen’s Boston Bittahs
ice
Citrus Zest

Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with citrus zest

Enjoy Responsibly!

Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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Black Destroyer

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 26, 2020

Here is a cocktail I put together as an homage to Canadian-American writer A. E. Van Vogt, who was one of my favourite science fiction writers as I was growing up. His short story Black Destroyer (July 1939, Astounding Science Fiction)  is credited by Isaac Asimov as being the seminal story which ushered in the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

My Black Destroyer is a delicious drink which pairs Cask Strength Rye Whisky with Pot Still Jamaican Rum, and an Agave based orange liqueur. It packs a powerful wallop so I recommend limiting yourself to one serving per evening.

1 1/2 oz Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye Whisky
1/2 oz Rum Nation Jamaica Pot Still 7 Year Old Rum
1/2 oz Patrón Citrónge (Agave based Orange Liqueur)
1/3 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/3 oz Lime Juice
a few dashes of Angostura Cocktail Bitters
1/3 oz Sugar Syrup (1:1 ratio)
Ice
Grapefruit Twist

Add the ingredients into a metal shaker with plenty of ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a twist of Lime

Please Enjoy Responsibly!

And if  you are interested in more recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for my mixed drink recipes!

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Snowflake Spice

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 21, 2020

Today I am publishing my favourite buble sparkling water recipe in my run up to Christmas. These recipes were sent to my by the media team for buble sparkling water such that I might share them with my readers to help them celebrate the festive holiday season.

Please enjoy the recipe for Snowflake Spice:

Snowflake Spice

2 oz. limebubly
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 1/4 oz. Gin
1/4 oz. of fresh Lime Juice
Sprinkle of ground Cardamom
ice
Lime Wheel

Add all ingredients over ice in a tall glass
Garnish with a Lime wheel

Serve and enjoy responsibly!

Note: bubly sparkling water has no artificial flavors, no sweetners, and no calories

If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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blackberrybuble Smash

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 18, 2020

Today I am taking another opportunity to share another festive buble sparkling water recipe. I was sent several such recipes such that I could enjoy these holiday offerings and share the experience with my readers. I picked out what I felt was the best and will continue to post them during run-up to Christmas to publish on the website.

Today’s serving is the blackberrybuble Smash:

blackberrybuble Smash

3-4 oz. blackberrybubly
1 1/4 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
ice
Fresh Blackberries
Lemon Wheel

In a mixing glass muddle 4 Blackberries, the Bourbon, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup
Strain into a tall glass 1/2 filled with Ice
Top with blackberrybubly and stir
Garnish with additional Blackberries and a Lemon Wheel

Serve and enjoy responsibly!

Note: bubly sparkling water has no artificial flavors, no sweetners, and no calories

If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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The North Pole Chiller

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 15, 2020

The Christmas season is truly upon us, and just to stay in the spirit of holiday, I will continue to share festive recipes that everyone can enjoy this December. To that end, the media folks from bubly sparkling water (they apparently do not like to use capital letters) sent me a variety of easy to make recipes so that I can share them here on my website. I looked them over and chose a few which appealed to me.

The first of these recipes is a simple but tasty construction called The North Pole Chiller:

The North Pole Chiller

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
5 oz. cranberrybubly
Splash of Cranberry Juice
ice
Sprig of Rosemary
Cranberries

Fill a tall serving glass 1/2 full of ice
Add Vodka and cranberrybubly
Freshen with a splash of Cranberry juice
Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary

Serve and enjoy responsibly!

Note: bubly sparkling water has no artificial flavors, no sweetners, and no calories

If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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