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Canadian Spirit Old Fashioned
I have always enjoyed an old fashioned. This past Christmas my brother in law gifted my wife and I a small bottle of a blueberry maple syrup made with blueberries from their area in Thunder Bay.
I thought I’d give it a try as a simple syrup substitute and I have to say it’s the cleanest, brightest tasting old fashioned I’ve ever made!
- 2 oz bourbon whisky
- 0.5 oz blueberry maple syrup (or homemade blueberry simple syrup)
- 3 dashes angostura bitters
- Large ice cube or sphere
- Orange peel garnish
Grab a classic rocks glass and set it aside with a large cube or sphere of ice in it. Take a mixer tin (or a pint glass) and add the bourbon, syrup and a couple cubes of ice. Give it a stir and strain the glass into your rocks glass. Give it a few dashes of bitters. Peel a decent chunk of orange peel, express/squeeze it over the glass and wipe down the rim with it before tossing it into your drink.
Bonus points if you have a couple fresh blueberries for garnish too! Enjoy :)
Ben's recommendation: Mixes well with L'Imposteur Wheat's warm oak notes.
L'Imposteur Maple Delight
January 30, back from work, big day, more snow and the driveway needs a good scrape . We hurry to dinner, and I'm still not in the mood to clear the driveway. Unless... I take out my bottle of L'Imposteur rye and make up a drink to get the extra motivation and relax afterwards. In the end, it was a very good idea, but I couldn't resist to take another neat glass to appreciate all the qualities of this exceptional rye. Perfect drink to discover this rye and encourage the team of L'Imposteur in their adventure.
- 2 oz of L'Imposteur Rye Bourbon
- 1/3 oz of fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz of your uncle, you buddy or local producer's maple syrup
- 1 slice of orange
Pour the rye and maple syrup into a glass.
Add the lemon juice.
Stir, no time to waste with the shaker, we're outside, in the fishing shack or relaxing at the sugar shack or at the cottage.
Add ice if available.
Garnish the glass with a slice of orange to impress the group.
Bonus: Squeeze a bit of orange juice in your drink. Enhances and improves the desired and appreciated "sour" note.
Repeat the previous steps until there is no more bourbon left in your bottle.
Always loved this drink, either as an aperitif or after dinner with a cigar. Tried it with L'Imposteur Rye Bourbon; amazing!
- 2 oz L'Imposteur Rye Bourbon
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- 1 maraschino cherry
Combine L'Imposteur Rye Bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters into a cocktail shaker. Add a little ice and stir.
Strain into a martini or Bourbon glass.
Garnish with cherry, enjoy!
I love the Apérol Spritz cocktail, so fresh and refreshing! The Wheat Bourbon from L'Imposteur that I just discovered is so smooth and good, I told myself: " Why not make a cocktail with the ingredients that I prefer?"
You will ask for more, I guarantee it!
- 1 part of L'Imposteur Wheat Bourbon
- 1 part of Aperol
- 2 parts of your favorite sparkling wine
- one pinch of sugar
Pour all ingredients on a large ice ball. Enjoy!
Was thinking about submitting a whisky recipe so late at night I sat down with my fav booze and mixes and came up with the Anglo Tonic. I'm surprised I was still able to walk after all the drinking, or that I could remember the recipe. So good! Hahaha!
- One part of L'Imposteur Rye Bourbon
- One part of Tanqueray
- 3 parts of diet tonic water
- One very good squeeze of lime
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in your liquids. Stir well. Enjoy.
Kentucky Cherry Lemonade
Found a bottle of cherry bourbon and decided to try something a little different!
- Bourbon (or cherry bourbon)
- Grenadine (if not cherry bourbon)
- Sparkling lemonade or lemon lime soda.
Mix all and stir gently, add ice and garnish with fresh or maraschino cherries!
Fred's recommendation: Mixes well with L'Imposteur Wheat's subtle nutty-maple notes.
Every Friday evening, after a long week of work, this is my go to. Bourbon whisky and pilsner have a history of complimenting each other sublimely. It's as perfect as Curt Henning and as smooth as Elvis, Barry White, Luther Vandross and Norah Jones forming a barbershop quartet, specializing in George Michael and Lionel Ritchie ballads. Oh, and the J, is for Jimi Hendrix.
- 1 glass of L'Imposteur Rye straight
- 1 pint of crisp pilsner. Usually Two Tales Pils (5e Baron), Vim & Vigor (Tooth and Nail) or L'Aspiration (Bas-Canada).
- Jimi Hendrix playlist
Pour into respectful glasses. Start Jimi playlist. Repeat as necessary.
Fred's Bourbon Sour
I've always liked Whisky Sour but spiced it up with our L'Imposteur Wheat Bourbon brought my favorite drink to the next level. The charred Rosemary just blends perfectly with the woody scent of our Bourbon, although when I feel lazy, I skip the charring or just take it plain. It still works just fine!
- 2 oz (60 ml) of L'Imposteur Wheat Bourbon
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) of lemon juice
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) of honey
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) of ice cubes
- 1 small sprig of fresh rosemary (optional)
In a cocktail shaker, combine L'Imposteur Wheat Bourbon with the lemon juice and honey. Shake vigorously until the honey has dissolved. Add the ice cubes and shake again. Pour the mixture with the ice cubes into a glass.
To make it "next level", on a baking sheet, lightly char the rosemary with a culinary torch or broil it for 1 or 2 minutes then place in the glass. Using fresh rosemary works just fine too if you don't want to go through the trouble of charring.