Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Irish Canadian Sangaree

This is one of the weirder things you can order up at an Irish pub. It's bound to get you funny looks from the bartender. But it shouldn't surprise anyone that Irish and Canadian whiskeys play well together--better than Irish and Scottish whiskeys anyway. (The Canadians are always so polite.) Canada is known for having a large population of Celtic people, some who still speak Gaelic. So it is fitting that there is a drink that serves as a tribute to people who are Irish Canadian every day, unlike Americans who wait for St. Patrick's day to show off their Irishness.

The drink itself is juicy and strong with spicy notes. I chose Crown Royal as the quintessential Canadian whiskey. That gave the drink a kind of coppery and oak undertone with the citrus and liquor spice in the foreground. Nutmeg makes this drink similar in profile to the Scotch Sangaree or Scotch Cobbler.
  • 2 oz. Canadian whiskey (Crown Royal used)
  • 1 oz. Irish Mist
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • grated nutmeg 
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled Collins glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. 

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