LCBO's last promotion was spirits & cocktails.
They published this nifty little cocktail recipe book, so I had to make some of them. It was all for work of course, so I can offer better customer service Here are some of the drinks we tried. If you'd like to try some of these, click the picture of the recipe, it should enlarge for you. (Bear in mind, these were made and tasted over the course of a few weeks, not all in one day!)
First up - Whiskey Sour. This is a simple, classic drink.
I loves me some rye, so this was the first drink we tried. Delicious!
This one sounded interesting. Blueberries were on sale, so this one was next.
This is a terrific summer drink. So refreshing!
Jamaican Mule - a twist on the famous Moscow Mule only this time using rum instead of vodka.
Quite a nice tasting cocktail.
Very fruity! This tasted like juice. There was a demo in my store and the girl making this drink used frozen berries. I used fresh.
Golden Sunrise which is basically a Tequila Sunrise.
This picture isn't very good. The drink on the right is unmixed so you can see the grenadine on the bottom. The colour bleeds a bit up into the juice hence the name sunrise. The drink on the left has been mixed - cool colour!
Spiced Daiquiri. The recipe called for Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, but I used this -
What a refreshing, flavourful cocktail. This was my second favourite from the book.
There are many variations of the classic drink. I very much liked this one.
The Lychee Buck was my favourite of all of the drinks I made from this book.
Again, a twist on the Gin Buck, this added lychee liqueur for a fabulous flavour combination. Very delicious.
With summer's heat upon us, cocktails are a great refresher after a hard work day or to sip in the backyard while lounging on the weekend. I hope you'll try one or all of these. Cheers!