Stay Home & Shake up your Date Night this Weekend

written by: Mandy Balak

There are few things more attractive as a partner turned mixologist welcoming you home with a well made drink. For your next date night, stock up your bar and shake up a traditional cocktail to impress your bae.

Here are two of the best whiskey cocktails to cozy up with this weekend to ensure your date night in is lit. 

The Classic Manhattan

You may not be used to having your liquor cabinets stocked – it’s time to adult. At the very minimum, you should have brown liquor, bitters and rocks glasses on hand. We’ve crafted these traditional cocktails using Canadian Club 100% Rye Whiskey.

Ingredients

2 oz. Canadian Club 100% Rye
.75 oz sweet vermouth
3 dashes angostura bitters
orange zest

photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar

Stir the rye, vermouth and bitters well with cracked ice. Strain into in a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with twist and if you’re fancy – brandy soaked cherries.

photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar

Old Fashioned

Sugar cube (or 2 teaspoon sugar)
3 Dashes Angostura bitters
1 Orange slice
1 Brandy soaked cherry
2 oz Canadian Club100% Rye Whiskey

photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar photo by Stephanie Hoegh on location at Off Cut Bar

Place the sugar cube (or 2 teaspoon sugar) in a mixing glass or rocks glass. Wet it down with 3 dashes of Angostura bitters. Muddle the sugar using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Add Canadian Club 100% Rye Whiskey. Fill with ice cubes and stir. Garnish with cherries and orange peel.

Skip the bar this weekend and take turns playing bartender – you never know what you’ll shake up.

We are proudly working with Canadian Club to craft your Date Night Cocktails. Distilled and aged at a single distillery in Alberta, Canadian Club 100% Rye is crafted with the highest level of care and attention. Keep an eye out for more delicious cocktail collaborations and show us your creations at #datenightyyc.

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