Cocktails
Inspired by summer celebrations

Inspired by summer celebrations

Summer is all about having fun and chilling out. Lunch under an awning, happy hour on a terrasse, pre-dinner drinks by the water… don’t you just love getting together over tasty cocktails and raising your glass to the sunshine?

Whisky lemonade

A refreshing trend

Bourbon lemonade is a traditional staple of the American Deep South. This pucker-perfect beverage has drawled its way north of the border into chic bars and restaurants, and come summer, people clamour for it. A perfect blend of whisky, lemon and honey make this cocktail a patio favourite.

Share and share alike

Having friends over for aperitifs? Skip the fuss of individual cocktails and show off the rich colour of whisky lemonade in a gorgeous transparent pitcher that can double as a table centrepiece. Simple and straightforward, you can whip up your own homemade lemonade beforehand with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and just a hint of honey. Hold off on the whisky and ice cubes until you’re ready to pour.

A diverse pleasure portfolio

Crazy about this cocktail? Test out different recipes all summer long! For a Canadian touch, switch out the honey for maple syrup. Not a huge fan of sour? Cut the lemonade in half with an equal portion of peach juice.


1 drink

Ingredients
45 mL (1 1/2 oz) american whiskey
120 mL (4 oz) fresh lemonade
15 mL (1 tbsp) honey
1 dash club soda
Ice cubes
1 mint leaf

Preparation
Pour first four ingredients into an old-fashioned glass with a few ice cubes. Mix with a bar spoon, then garnish with mint leaf.

Bulleit Frontier Bourbon

$33.00$37.00

Bulleit Frontier Bourbon

American whiskey750 mlUnited States
Bulleit Frontier Bourbon

Bulleit Frontier Bourbon

$33.00$37.00

American whiskey750 mlUnited States, KentuckySAQ code : 11155956

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Melon Medley

Luscious liqueur

Both fruity and refreshing, melon liqueur adds a unique touch when revisiting a summer classic. In a quick cocktail with gin and tonic, or in an exotic punch alongside coconut, rum, lime juice and fresh fruit, melon liqueur will tantalize your taste buds!

Well-rounded melon

Frozen melon balls are easy to make and cause any cocktail to look fun and festive. Using a melon baller, scoop out tasty little spheres of watermelon and cantaloupe. Soak fruit balls in a mix of lemon and sugar for a minimum of 2 hours. Lay them on a baking sheet and freeze.


1 drink

Ingredients
45 mL (1 1/2 oz) melon liqueur
15 mL (1/2 oz) citrus liqueur
60 mL (2 oz) pineapple juice
60 mL (2 oz) orange juice
60 mL (2 oz) white cranberry juice
Ice cubes
Frozen melon balls

Preparation
In a highball glass containing a few ice cubes, add liqueurs and juices. Stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with  frozen melon balls.

 

Midori

$28.55

Midori

Fruit beverage (melon)750 mlMexico
Midori

Midori

$28.55

Fruit beverage (melon)750 mlMexicoSAQ code : 10757154

 

Summer cottage

Exquisite cream

Irish cream is a home-bar essential. It’s rich on its own, so all you need are one or two additional flavours to create a fabulous cocktail. For instance, mix it with anana juice and a few ice cubes, and you’ve got a taste of the tropical! Irish cream is a hands-down hit in pretty much any iced-coffee recipe out there. Need proof? Try our Summer Cottage cocktail recipe and taste for yourself.

Scrumptious ice cubes

There’s really nothing better than an iced coffee to cool off on a hot summer’s day! But disappointment sets in when those little ice cubes melt and dilute your once-tasty drink. What’s the solution? Coffee ice cubes! It’s easy: Just pour cold coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze. When ready, add them to your cocktail.

Gourmet java

Dazzle your guests with a coffee drink topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, combined artfully at the very last minute! Classic Italian affogato (hot espresso poured over ice cream) is what this dessert pays tribute to.


1 drink

Ingredients
45 mL (1 1/2 oz) Irish cream
30 mL (1 oz) cold coffee
30 mL (1 oz) milk
5 mL (1 tsp) sugar
Coffee ice cubes

Preparation
In an ice-filled shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain
into a highball glass with a few coffee ice cubes.

Baileys The Original

$27.25$30.25

Baileys The Original

Cream beverage (irish cream)750 mlIreland
Baileys The Original

Baileys The Original

$27.25$30.25

Cream beverage (irish cream)750 mlIrelandSAQ code : 00005959

 

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Photos: David De Stefano
Illustrations: Valérie Bertrand

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