Listen up, whisky tribe. We one hundred percent agree with you— it is ALWAYS Whisky season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t give our favourite drink a few fun holiday twists. And by favourite drink, we mean the finest Canadian whisky there is— Crown Royal Fine De Luxe. ‘Cause when it comes to our lineup of festive whisky cocktail recipes, you deserve the best.
Fun fact: Crown Royal whisky originated as a gift suited for the Royal Couple on their first visit to Canada in 1939! This extraordinary blend of 50 full-bodied Canadian whiskies matured to perfection was meticulously crafted and presented to the King and Queen, in a cut-glass decanter and regal purple bag with gold stitching, similar to the look Crown Royal is still sporting to this day.
That explains its rich and robust taste, the delicately smooth and creamy texture and the long and lingering finish.
Anyway, because we always have this whisky on hand for drinking, serving or even gifting, we sought help from the folks behind Crown Royal. And we now have 5 simple yet delicious whisky cocktail recipes to strike the right holiday spirit. Take a look—
5 WHISKY COCKTAIL RECIPES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR SEASON
#1 – Royal Eggnog
It’s a holiday classic and it’s easy to make. Of course, this bitter-sweet delight is topping our list. Just mix all the ingredients and garnish with a candy cane. If you want to take your presentation and experience a notch higher, you can even rim the glass with crushed candy cane.
- 5 oz. eggnog
- 1 oz. Crown Royal De Luxe
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
#2 – Crown Royal Flush
To make this Christmas-coloured sweetness, combine all ingredients, except cranberry juice, in an ice-filled shaker. Strain them into an ice-filled highball glass and then add the cranberry juice. Stir, garnish with a lime wedge & enjoy.
- 1.25 oz. Crown Royal Fine De Luxe
- 0.25 oz. peach schnapps
- 4 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 orange peel
#3 – Crown Royal Caesar
Ah! Here’s one for the palates that love some heat. For this low-effort cocktail, combine your whisky and clamato in a celery salt-rimmed glass with ice. Top it with Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce and stir. Finish off with a celery stick garnish.
- 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Fine De Luxe
- 4 oz. Clamato Cocktail
- 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 3 dashes of hot sauce
#4 – Simple Ginger Hot Toddy
Lip-smacking and warmth-inducing, this hot Toddy is pretty much our go-to all winter long. And it’s the easiest thing to make. Just combine the ingredients in a glass and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon twist and cinnamon stick. Ta-da!
- 1.5 oz Crown Royal Fine De Luxe
- .5 oz Ginger Syrup
- 8 oz Hot Water
#5 – Crown Royal Sour
Okay, we’ll admit, it isn’t particularly a festive libation. But given its ‘cult classic’ status and the fact that we absolutely love it, we had to add it to the list. Combine the ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake, shake, shake. Then strain it into an ice-filled rocks glass. And garnish with a lemon wedge or maraschino cherry.
- 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Fine De Luxe
- 1.5 oz. lemon juice
- 0.75 oz. simple syrup
- 1 lemon wedge or maraschino cherry
There you have it folks. Five perfect whisky cocktail recipes to brighten up your holiday season and the colder months thereafter. Now head over to your nearest liquor store to (re)stock Crown Royal.
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