Close your eyes and imagine snuggling up cozy around the fire. If you're somewhere pretty chilly it probably sounds pretty damn good, right? We think so.
This cocktail takes what might otherwise seem as a limited product and makes it perfect for Thanksgiving and the Holidays... Crown Royal Maple. Believe it or not, it's pretty good. It's is Canadian after all, of course they would have to go and make it taste like maple.
And when you pair that sweetness with complex flavors, it all works in harmony. We did just that by using a few key elements; Apple Jack Brandy, Pimento Dram (allspice liqueur) and Liquid Smoke. Yup, just a few drops, but it worked magic!
1.75 oz Crown Royal Maple
1 oz Apple Jack Brandy
1 oz apple cider
.25 oz pimento dram
4 drops liquid smoke
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries for garnish
Combine all liquids in an ice-filled shaker and shake the shit out of it. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with cherries.