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Drink of the Day: Little General - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Little General

January 8, 2015 | By |

Canadian whiskys are nice for mixing cocktails, as you will find out with today’s Drink of the Day.  We have to do something to help get the chill out.  Today, as I look at the temperatures having a hard time even getting to zero degrees F, I felt it important to give you a whisky beverage that should help with the thaw out.

This is full of flavor, not only giving you a cranberry note to complimenting the spirit, but also throwing in a nutty background that does a fine job rounding the overall cocktail out.  For those who like to somewhat mask the whisky bite, but want to still have the taste of the liquor, this may do it for you.

Now, if you are only going with a flask-full of straight whisky today, I completely understand.  The frigid temperatures out there are close to unbearable.  However, treat yourself to something semi sweet while giving you all the benefits the whisky has to offer with some bonus flavor notes.  You will still get that warm and fuzzy feeling after having a couple of these mixed drinks.

Enjoy you day and please make sure you are prepared for anything if you are living close to the cold weather.  As for me, I will be staying in today.  Cheers!12-2-little general


Little General

1 1/2 oz. Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Blend

3/4 oz. Amaretto

Cranberry Juice


Method:  Build this in an old fashioned glass filled with ice by first pouring in the first two ingredients to measure.  Top off with cranberry juice.  Take a peel from a lemon and twist it over the cocktail to allow the oils from the rind to disperse over the drink.  Rub the twist gently on the rim of the glass before dropping it in.


This Day in History:

1958 – Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship for the first time at the age of fourteen.

1959 – Charles de Gaulle became the first president of France’s Fifth Republic.

1998 – The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef was sentenced to life in prison.

2011 – Arizona State Representative, Gabrielle Giffords is among 17 people shot by a gunman who opened fire at a rally outside a grocery store.


Notable Birthday:

The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was born on this date in 1935.

Notable Quote:

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”  –  Mark Twain



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