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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Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving – The Canadian Stone Fence… Cocktail of the Week #9 –

week9_stonefenceIt’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and we’re just waking up from a traditional post turkey coma-nap. This year, at Madtini World Headquarters we decided to skip the traditional oven-baked bird, and prepared a delicious turkey pizza (photos here) – you can see all the delicious details here. But, of course we couldn’t ignore our self-appointed duty to provide the people of the internet with our weekly cocktail recommendation.

A quick Google search brought us to this list of cocktails assembled specifically for Canadian Thanksgiving. We were sold on the ‘Canadian Stone Fence’ when we saw that it included delicious Apple Cider.

So, its not going to be easy, but now it’s just a matter of staying awake until tonight’s episode. Remember today is all about the Turkey and not the Duck (for the love of god Peggy, smarten up!!)

The Canadian Stone Fence Cocktail (makes one cocktail)

  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz Canadian Club (Canadian whisky)
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup

Mix all the ingredients with cracked ice in a shaker or blender. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Cheers and take a moment to be thankful, but first pass those turkey leftovers over here buddy!