Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I have discovered blended whiskey.

Specifically, canadian blended whiskey.

More specifically, Canadian Mist.

I bought a bottle of this fine alcohol for Adam kind of as a gag for Christmas (he likes whiskey and looooves being French Canadian). So I thought it could be like the best of both worlds.

Little did I know that I would love it.

And I am not really a whiskey girl. I mean there was a time in my sordid youth where my signature drink was a scotch on the rocks not so much because I enjoyed the mellow smoothness but because it got the job done. fast. But in general I am a strictly gin martini or gin & tonic or Tom Collins (thanks Chris!) kind of gal.

And then this funny shaped plastic bottle of blended Canadian goodness waltzed into my life and into my highball glass.

I have discovered thus far that

1) It is really good with ginger ale either mixed in or as a chaser
2) To make a Mist Sour, combine 2 oz of the whiskey, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 teaspoon powdered sugar. Shake with ice and pour into glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

I admit, my adventures in Mist Sour making went, well, sour, when i used instead of 1/2 lemon , a 1/4 of an old nasty lemon and instead of 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar, i just used regular old granulated sugar. Learn from my mistakes. Old fruit and clumpy sugar does not a cocktail make.

Anyway, I am of the impression that Canadian Mist is not the classiest of liquors. But sometimes a girl doesn't need class. Sometimes, what a girl needs is a stiff drink in a pretty glass.

And that girl is me.


KO said...

I agree that often, what a girl needs a stiff drink in a pretty glass.

Candadian Mist, however, equals EW.

Sarah said...

I assume that by "EW" you mean "Excellence, Wet"?

kim said...

did you know that MIST ist the german word for crap, dung, bulls*it...? coincidence? :) but i'm still gonna try it some time.

J-Mo said...

You're right in thinking it's not the classiest of drinks. I don't even think they sell the stuff in canada and that it is made strictly for export, but you're also right in thinking that it'll get the job done.

I'm sure what you like about it is that it's a rye based whiskey rather than a bourbon. Try Canadian Club, Wisers, or Crown Royal if you want to get real fancy.

Sarah said...

J-Mo: i knew you would have good advice for me on this subject! thanks!

MarisaJosephine said...

hey there
I tried Fuji 1546 with my husband Dave monday night. Rockin good!
Lavendar Orchid GOOD


kate.d. said...

ok, if you want a really stiff drink involving canadian whiskey, buy a bottle of Yukon Jack. it's 100 proof honey whiskey that i can actually drink on the rocks. 100 proof alcohol, on the rocks.

it is fantastic and ridiculous. and you'll get a good laugh out of the mini-novella on the label (it involves "lonely men" and "hoary nights").

Sarah said...

thanks kate! i am ALWAYS down with hoary nights ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if they have it in Massachusetts yet, but if you can find it, try Stellar Gin. It's brand new and delicious. As for whiskey/bourbon, you can't get better than Woodford Reserve. Fantastic!