Cocktails
A festive duel

A festive duel

What could be better than a duel between two mixologists to add a little fun to your holiday festivities! In the right corner, a classic cocktail featuring made-in-Quebec crème de menthe: the Ment’Onic. And in the left corner, a trendy cocktail, reinvented with a touch of ginger and cinnamon: the Jungle Spritz. Let’s get ready to rumble... vote for your favourite now!

#1 – Ment’Onic

Photo: Julien Faugère

Now here’s a cocktail to thrill and chill even the most adventurous mixologists in your crowd! Manuel Perrier, Alambika cocktail designer and workshop manager, suggests this G&T with festive flavours. Refreshing, spicy, and minty, it’s perfect for your celebrations—whether you’re hosting at home, or bringing the party to someone else’s abode.

 

Ment’Onic, by Manuel Perrier

Photo: Julien Faugère

Ingredients
30 mL Quebec gin
30 mL Crème de menthe
15 mL made-in-Quebec tonic syrup*
15 mL lime juice
30 mL carbonated water

*The following brands have a complete range of products for amateur mixologists, including house-brand tonic syrup: 3/4 OZ., KWE, Le Lab, Les Charlatans, Panache; visit their respective websites for points of sale in Montréal, and elsewhere.

Preparation
1. Crush a candy cane in a bowl. Moisten the rim of an Old Fashioned glass and dip in crushed candy cane. 2. Pour into chilled glass using a strainer, and add carbonated water. 3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a candy cane.

#2 – Jingle Spritz

Photo: Marie des neiges Magnan

Fans of spritzy, sparkling holidays, we’ve got you covered! The mixology duo 1 ou 2 cocktails, a.k.a. Maxime Coubes and Rose Simard, have a bubbling cocktail concoction for your festive season. It’s simple, original, and perfect as an aperitif to welcome guests.

Jingle Spritz, by 1 ou 2 cocktails

Photo: Marie des neiges Magnan

Ingredients
1 oz gin
3 oz Prosecco
1.5 oz 1642-brand ginger beer
Apple slices (garnish)
Hint of cinnamon (garnish)

Preparation
1. In a glass filled with ice, in this order using a measuring instrument, add the following: gin, Prosecco and ginger beer. 2. Stir using a cocktail mixing spoon. 3. Garnish with apple slices and a dash of cinnamon.

For more superb and simple cocktail recipes, check out their YouTube page. (in French only)

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