Drink of the Week: Canadian Cocktail

Ski season is here and after freezing it out on the slopes (-15 in Fernie, brrrr!) I can think of no better way to warm up than by sipping a belly-warming, spirit-forward cocktail beside a blazing fire. (Well, maybe by spending an extended stint in a hot tub sipping cold Mt. Begbie brews, but that’s a story for another post.)

This après-ski drink comes from Canadian ski Mecca Whistler Blackcomb, where I nursed it at The Westin Resort & Spa. It hits all the right notes — whiskey, maple syrup and lemon juice — and the sugared rim is a nice touch. Cheers to a great year, and lots more snow in 2015!

This maple-flavoured whiskey sour (minus the egg white) makes a great apres-ski cocktail.

This maple-flavoured whiskey sour (minus the egg white) makes a great apres-ski cocktail. Crispy sage leaf garnish optional.

Canadian Cocktail

Method: Build with ice in a sugar-rimmed lowball glass. Stir. Finish with a sprinkle of smoked paprika, and garnish with a crispy sage leaf, if desired.

— Recipe courtesy The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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