March 17, 2017

proof whisky, green day, Vol. 168

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the frida  1 1/2 oz proof vodka • 1/2 oz Cointreau • 1 1/2 oz lime juice • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice • 1/2 simple syrup • sea salt for rim
Shake all ingredients together with ice. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass.

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black bramble  2 oz proof whisky or proof vodka • 2oz Chambord Royale • 2 tsp simple syrup • 1oz lemon juice garnish with blackberries

Pour 2 oz proof whisky, 2 oz Chambord Royale, 2 tsp simple syrup, and 1 oz lemon juice into an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a tumbler glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with blackberries. 

Happy St. Patty’s Day 2017! Here are a few carefully crafted emerald cocktails to share with your lucky buds. And may your glass be ever full. For more information about our brands, visit

winter fresh 2 oz proof whisky • ¼ oz crème de menthe • 2 oz cream
Add proof whisky, crème de menthe and cream to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint

the guru 1 1/2 oz proof whisky • 1 oz Zen Green Tea Liqueur* • 4 sprigs fresh mint • LOTS of crushed ice
Muddle 3 mint sprigs and Green Tea Liqueur in the bottom of a Julep cup and fill with crushed ice. Pour in 2 oz proof whisky and stir. Garnish with remaining mint sprig. Drink with straw.

* Zen Green Tea Liqueur has limited availability so make sure to check the lcbo website for in stock locations (

dragonwell ½ oz fresh lime juice • 4 large mint leaves • 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup • 4 oz brewed green tea, chilled • 1 oz proof vodka

Muddle the lime juice, mint and sugar together in a glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavors are released. Fill glass with ice and pour in proof vodka and green tea. Stir and garnish with mint.

the emerald city 2 teaspoons matcha • 3/4 cup water • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus a few sprigs for garnish • 
2 tablespoons sugar • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1/2 cup proof whisky • ice
Place the matcha in a bowl, and gradually work in a tablespoon of the water drop by drop, stirring constantly, until the matcha is a smooth paste. Gradually stir in the rest of the water. Place the mint leaves and sugar in a jar or measuring pitcher, and muddle (using muddler or the back of a wooden spoon) until the sugar is dissolved and the leaves are bruised. Stir in 1 tbsp of lemon juice, and all of the proof whisky & matcha mixture. Strain the mixture into an ice-filled shaker through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the mint to extract all the flavour. Shake and pour into two ice-filled tumblers and garnish with mint leaves. 

the pickleback Get into the spirit of St. P’s with another popular green drink. A pickleback is when you chase a shot of whisky with a shot of pickle brine. The pickle brine works to neutralize both the taste of the whisky and the burn of the alcohol. It's also sometimes called a Piskey.

For a proof whisky St Patty's Day throwback, visit Beautiful Day, Volume 25.