June 28, 2012

proof whisky, Canada Day, Vol. 91

We are closing our offices for the long weekend and so we’re keeping it short today. Happy 145th Birthday Canada! For more information on proof brands, visit our website www.proofbrands.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get last minute updates on tastings, parties & events.

The Canadian Crush single 1 1/2 oz vanilla-infused proof whisky • 1 tsp lemon juice • 4 oz raspberry juice
fresh raspberries • soda water
Muddle 4 raspberries in a glass and fill with ice. Add vanilla-infused proof whisky, lemon juice and raspberry juice. Top with soda water and garnish with fresh raspberries.


The Canadian Crush party size 12 oz vanilla-infused proof whisky • 2 ½ oz lemon juice • 4 cups raspberry juice
fresh raspberries • soda water
Muddle ¼ cup fresh raspberries in a large pitcher, add vanilla-infused proof whisky, lemon juice & raspberry juice. Pour into ice-filled glasses and top each with soda water. Garnish with fresh raspberries. (makes 6-8 drinks)


Vanilla-infused whisky To infuse proof whisky, choose a clean, air-tight bottle or jar. Place one vanilla-bean inside a bottle of proof whisky or in a clean jar. Shake a few times and cover tightly with a lid. Let sit for at least a week.

Here is a list of July 1st firework happenings in and around the GTA:
Ashbridges Bay Park (after 9:30 p.m)
Canada’s Wonderland (10 p.m, weather permitting)
Downsview Park (half-hour fireworks show starts at dusk)
Powerade Centre (Brampton, Fireworks follow a free event that runs from noon until 10 p.m)
Richmond Green Park (Fireworks at 10 p.m., following a free day-long event)
Mississauga’ Celebration Square (across from Square One shopping mall): Fireworks follow a free day of events.
Bronte Harbour’s Heritage Waterfront Park (Oakville) fireworks at 10:15 p.m. follow a free day of events. 
City of Barrie’s Canada Day celebration (Kempenfelt Bay): fireworks start at 10 p.m. following a free day of events at Heritage Park at the waterfront.

What’s Closed:
LCBO and beer stores (*Most LCBO stores will be OPEN on Sunday, July 1.
Government offices
Banks will be closed
No garbage pickup
No mail delivery

What’s Open:
TTC will run on a holiday schedule
GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule
Eaton Centre, Vaughan Mills, Square One Shopping Centre, Bramalea City Centre and Cookstown Outlet Mall
Tourist sites: Toronto Zoo, ROM, Ontario Science Centre and Canada's Wonderland

Remember to check out where magazine for our summer contest & bi-weekly recipes. http://www.where.ca/central-canada/ontario/muskoka. where is now featuring one proof recipe every other week until September.

Weekend Forecast
Saturday: Risk of thunderstorm and a high of 32 degrees
Sunday: Risk of thunderstorm and a high of 30 degrees
Monday: Isolated showers and a high of 28 degrees

Happy Canada Day!!