September 6, 2012

proof whisky, TIFF time, Vol. 101

We are back in the city and will be keeping it really short today, because we have a lot of great things coming up. Today's main feature is the orange opener – a yummy little drink to kick off the first week of TIFF. Enjoy the festival! For more information on proof brands, visit our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get last minute updates on tastings, parties & events.

orange opener 1 ½ oz proof whisky • 2 oz orange juice • 4 oz ginger ale • ½ oz ginger simple syrup • ½ tsp lemon juice • orange slices for garnish

Add proof whisky, orange juice, simple syrup, lemon juice and ice to a glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with fresh orange slices.  

honey-ginger syrup 1 cup water • ½ cup honey • 2 tbsp fresh peeled and minced ginger
Add water and honey to saucepan. Stir until honey is dissolved. Add ginger and simmer for another 20 minutes. Cool and store in glass jar or bottle. Keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Weekend Forecast:
Saturday: Chance of thundershowers and a high of 22 degrees
Sunday: Mainly sunny with a high of 18 degrees