Say goodbye to 2018 with some Edmonton Made custom-cocktail recipes

By Laura Masyk and Mike Kendrick December 21, 2018

Cheers to 2018! What a wonderful year it has been.

Thank you so much to every entrepreneur in our community who worked so hard all year long creating beautiful products and offering great services giving us incredible stories to tell about the businesses you’re building right here in Edmonton.

This year we told over 50 stories about how you collaborate and build brands that are growing. We are so proud to help tell your story.

We also want to reflect on the thousands of you who chose to shop local throughout the year whether that was by exploring the over 800 businesses in our Business Directory, picking up one of our over 8,000 Gifted catalogues, visiting a local market (maybe you came to our first Gifted market!) or shopping at a local retailer that displays an Edmonton Made badge on their storefront or website. Your support is vital for the individuals and families behind local businesses.

On behalf of the Edmonton Made team, THANK YOU! We are excited for what 2019 holds and look forward to what you’ll do next. In the meantime, kick back and enjoy one of these fine locally crafted cocktails collected by Mike Kendrick. Here’s to you!

Laura Masyk

With so many local distilleries now offering a vast selection of artfully crafted spirits, liqueurs, and bitters, Edmonton home bartenders have more choices than ever. To make your holiday parties a little bit brighter, we’ve compiled a list of locally inspired cocktail recipes featuring some of our favourite sips.

Stars over Scona

Strathcona Spirits’ Badland Seaberry Gin pulls a galaxy of fruity and refreshing ingredients into orbit around a cocktail fit for those cool winter nights spent staring up into the cosmos.

  • 1½ oz Strathcona Spirits Badland Seaberry Gin
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Cranberry Juice
  • ¾ oz Simple Syrup

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist

Tiny Tim’s Festive Eggnog

The rich creaminess of Rig Hand’s Double Double pairs with notes of chocolate to create a frothy cup of classic holiday cheer.

  • 1½ oz Rig Hand Double Double Coffee Cream liqueur
  • ¾ oz Creme de Cacao
  • 2-3 dashes Token Meadowlark Mocha Bitters
  • 1 Egg

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a punch glass.

Top with fresh grated nutmeg.

I Saw Three Ships

You don’t need to be a salty sea-dog to enjoy this sailor’s delight, captained by Hansen Red Cask 47 Rye. A perfect winter warmer for the harshest of prairie storms.

  • 1 oz Hansen Red Cask 47 Rye
  • 2 dashes Token Cloverdale Cedar Bitters
  • 1 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg

Add ingredients to an Irish Coffee glass. Top with hot water and stir.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick

Old Acquaintance

Upgrade your cider cup and ring in the new year with the wintry depth of Black Diamond’s Spiced Cranberry liqueur and Token Ritchie Cherry Bitters.

  • 1½ oz Black Diamond Spiced Cranberry liqueur
  • ½ oz Bénédictine
  • ½ oz Clove Syrup
  • 2 dashes Token Ritchie Cherry Bitters

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled champagne coupe or flute.

Top with Prosecco.

Garnish with 2 cranberries.

Special thanks to Baijiu for providing the backdrop to our festive tutorials!

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