The Port O’Call Cocktail

Port O' CallIngredients

Slàinte, and have a great St. Paddy’s Day!

  • 1 oz Guinness
  • 1 1/4 oz Cognac
  • 1/2 oz St-Germain
  • 1/4 oz crème de cacao
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange zest, for garnish

Preparation
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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The Irish Milkshake

Irish MilkshakeThis spiked shake would go perfect with your Guinness Burger, and its simple enough to make at home for your St. Patrick’s Day gathering.

Slàinte, and have a great St. Paddy’s Day!

Ingredients

  • 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 oz Guinness
  • 1 oz Jameson
  • Chocolate syrup

Ingredients
Combine Guinness, Jameson and ice cream in a blender until well mixed together. Drizzle the inside of a chilled glass with the chocolate syrup, then pour in the ice cream mixture. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Adapted from the menu at 25 Degrees in Hollywood.

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2 Cocktails Face-off – the Flame-tini vs the Habs Whisky Sour

Flame-tini & Habs Whisky Sour Tonight MacMahon Stadium in Calgary is the site of the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadians. With a game time temperature of – 1o C we’re hoping the fans in the stadium have invested in some personal anti-freeze. We’re quite happy to be watching the game on TV from the safe and warm confines of the Madtini World Headquarters lounge.

At first we thought we’d simply enjoy a few beers during the game (as we’ve been known to do), but we did some searching on the Interwebs and came up with a few cocktail references to honour the two teams in the game.

The Flame-tini is based on the Calgary Flames Martini (that 4 oz of dry vermouth has to be a typo, eh?), which we read is popular in the restaurants, bars & clubs along the Red Mile. The Habs Whisky Sour is based on The Bronze, a drink created during the Vancouver Winter Games to honour the other previous Canadian host cities (which did include Calgary).

Cheers, stay warm and have fun.

The Flame-tini

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • splash of vermouth
  • 1 oz Canadian Club
  • 1 oz peach schnapps

Preparation
Combine the gin, raspberry liqueur, vermouth, whisky and peach schnapps in a cocktail shaker with 2-3 ice cubes. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to stripey socks.

Habs Whisky Sour

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Canadian Club
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp of maple syrup
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Cinnamon brûlée crust

Preparation
Combine whisky, maple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with 2-3 ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass. Add a maraschino cherry and the crust of a cinnamon brûlée. Eat the rest of the brûlée as you sip and toast to 24 Stanley Cups.

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Welcome to fall and a MacIntosh Cocktail

MacIntosh Cocktail

Fall is well underway here in Madtini-ville, but being so close to Lake Ontario we haven’t seen the wide variance of fall colors amongst the leaves that you might see if you drove north of the GTA (Greater Toronto area) or southeast to upper New York State and the rest of New England. In fact, as I ran out to collect maple leaves in the area I was frustrated to find a few golden leaves but nothing at all in the crimson red variety.

Well, despite the lack of colorful leaves, we were still inspired by this drink recipe post on the Cape Cod Today website. This turned out to be a pleasant surprise and one of the most taste-balanced drinks we have tried out recently.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Canadian Club
  • 1 oz Sour Apple Liqueur
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice

Preparation
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of apple.

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A Madtini evening with Jack Daniels

Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniels was born in 1850, making 2010 his 160th birthday, no one is quite sure which day he was born as the courthouse records were destroyed in a fire, so its customary to spend the month celebrating and who are we to argue.

The Madtini Labs gang is happy to join in the celebration and sending birthday wishes to ‘Jack’ with a selection of our favorite cocktail recipes available on their website.

Join with us and enjoy one of these delicious cocktails.

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A Madtini evening with Jack Daniels: Lynchburg Lemonade

Jack Daniels - Lynchburg LemonadeCheck out other great cocktails on the Jack Daniels web site

Ingredients

  • 1 part Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskey
  • 1 part sour mix
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 4 parts lemon-lime soda

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Stir and add the lemon-lime soda. Add slices of lemon, and garnish with a lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

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