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Punch Up the Holidays

Canada’s most prominent contribution to the history of mixology is the Bloody Caesar, a Clamato-fueled variation on the Bloody Mary discovered, or at least popularized, by bartender Walter Chell at the Calgary Inn in Alberta.In addition, there’s the Canadian Cocktail offered by New York bartender Hugo Ensslin in his 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks: orange Curaçao, dashed with Jamaican rum and lemon juice.
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5 Simple Tips to Cut Calories in Your Cocktails

Not all cocktails are created equal. Take the Margarita. A mega-size, fruity version of this classic beverage can run upwards of 800 calories at a chain restaurant. But you can easily keep it under 200 if it’s made fresh at home or at a quality bar. It’s easy to forget about all the sugary syrups, sodas and juices that can be packed into a cocktail, but the good news is that it’s just as easy to find healthy options to enjoy.
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Smuggler's Cove Mai Tai

While some Mai Tai variants call for pineapple juice, this recipe omits it in favor of the more classic recipe favored by Martin Cate’s award-winning Tiki bar Smuggler& 39;s Cove.3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed1/4 ounce rock candy syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)1/4 ounce orgeat1/2 ounce orange curaçao2 ounce premium aged rum (such as Appleton Estate 12-year-old or El Dorado 12- year-old)Garnish: mint sprigAdd all ingredients into a shaker with crushed ice and shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled and frosty on the outside.
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Green Beast

Make a big bowl of this refreshing absinthe and lime punch.1 oz Pernod absinthe1 oz Fresh lime juice1 oz Simple syrup4 oz WaterGarnish: Cucumber slicesAdd all ingredients to a Collins glass with ice.Garnish with 4 cucumber slices and stir.(This recipe can be multiplied to fill a large punch bowl.).Rate This RecipeI don& 39;t like this at all.
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Spanish Gin & Tonic

It’s time to give your G&T a facelift. Originally from Basque Country, Spain, this fun twist on the classic Highball looks as good in the glass as it will on your brunch table. The key is in the garnish. Experiment with seasonal fruit and herb combos to find the one that best suits you.2 ounces London Dry gin4 ounces tonic waterGarnish: juniper berriesGarnish: lemon wheelGarnish: thyme*Pour the gin into a wine glass filled 3/4 with ice.
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