The Spell of the Yukon


Today is Canada Day, and we are so excited to celebrate it in Vancouver! And it’s not just any birthday, it’s Canada’s 150th one! Now that’s quite cool! So featuring a drink from exquisite book “Canadian Cocktails” by Scott McCallum and Victoria Walsh seems very fitting today.

From northern Canada comes the recipe for The Spell of the Yukon cocktail. It’s a cocktail based on rhubarb, and according to the book this delicious fruit is extra cherished in the north of Canada where it grows during summer. Being Swedes we are grown up with an almost unlimited supply of rhubarbs, but we totally dig it and understand why it’s so celebrated also in northern Canada.

Having just bought new tall glassware and some fancy flamingo stirrers we decided to somewhat turn the cocktail into a long drink by adding more club soda than suggested. It ended up quite successful, and oh what summer feelings it evoked!

1,5 oz rhubarb-infused Pisco
0,75 oz lime juice
0,75 oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
club soda (just a splash in original recipe)
Shake everything but the club soda with ice. Strain and pour into glassware and top up with club soda. Potentially add a flamingo drink stirrer and a couple of straws.


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