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Crown & Coke

I’ve got jubilee fever!  This weekend all of England is celebrating QE2’s accession to the throne.  Such a strange antiquated thing for a first world country to celebrate.  There are only 44 countries in the world with a monarchy – and guess what – QE2 is queen of 16 of them.  So does that make her queen of 36% of the world?  Probably not, its been a couple of years since the sun hasn’t set on the British Empire.  Kind of strange that such a small country once had such a grip on the world… even more strange that they have somehow managed to hold on to as much influence as they have!  Rule Britannia!

  • 1.5 ounces Crown Royal (today we’re going with the stronger, more intriguing “Black” variety
  • 4.5 ounces Mexican Coca Cola

Grab yourself a rocks glass, add ice, Crown and coke.  Serve.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • Not quite Makers, not quite rum.  Tastes like molasses alcohol with Coke.  Not so bad.
  • For some reason it doesn’t quite match the heights of a Cuba Libre or a Makers and Coke.  It’s just okay.
  • On second thought, molasses may be wrong, it’s missing the sweetness… but it does have the flavor.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 7/10
  • Strength: 5/10
  • Sweetness: 7/10
  • A classic cocktail – don’t be afraid to order a Crown and Coke at the bar… but remember… Makers is better.
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Canadian Cocktail

What the hell happened you may be asking.  You started this blog, you whetted our appetites and then you go dark for a week.  Not cool.  Well I agree with you.  Problem was that my inspiration to drink, my wife, was out-of-town.  It’s an odd thing, when she’s not at home, I am not driven to drink with the same virosity.  Strange don’t you think?

Anyway, on to today’s cocktail – the Canadian Cocktail.  This one is in honor of my company’s origin – the great white north.  I tried this before my silence, and wasn’t that impressed, but on a second drink, it’s actually pretty good.

  • 2 ounces Canadian whisky (Crown Royale)
  • 0.5 ounce triple sec
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Shake vigorously over ice, serve in rocks glass over ice.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • The drink has a pleasing orange flavor that blends well with the Crown.
  • Definitely needs a minute to settle, try to hold off on that initial sip and let the ice melt a little, definitely don’t mix this drink in a glass and stir – it needs to be shaken over ice.
  • Very pleasing cocktail, especially on the second look.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 7/10
  • Strength: 8/10
  • Sweetness: 5/10
  • My boss’ countrymen should be proud of their cocktail.