ACQUISITION X - 10 YEAR CANADIAN WHISKY

While not available in our Tasting Room, this twist on a classic Mai Tai will have you day dreaming of Butte. Underground miners are a tough crew, and nothing makes a tough day easier like whisky. Enjoy it after a long day or while you’re out soaking up the sun.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky (or other whiskey options)
1 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Orange juice
1 oz Pineapple juice
¾ oz Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
Fresh Lime Juice (about ¼ lime)
Grenadine
Fresh Pineapple, Oranges, Cherries if desired for toping

 

Procedure
In a shaker, add ice, Acquisition Canadian Whisky, Coconut Rum, juices and Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
Shake heavily to properly combine all ingredients
Pour into glass filled with ice
Drizzle Grenadine down side so it settles on the bottom
Garnish with fruit of your choice and paper umbrella

 

Special Tools
Shaker

 

Variations
To be more authentic to a Mai Tai, you can add Orgeat

This perfect combination of sweet and sour can be enjoyed year round but to have your lavender really stand out, enjoy it in the summer while all the wildflowers are in bloom. Try this with different simple syrups to enhance the flavor to your preferred taste.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky
Headframe Lavender Simple Syrup
Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice or other Key West Lime Juice
Ginger Ale
Lime

 

Procedure
In a shaker, add some ice, Acquisition Canadian Whisky, Headframe Lavender Simple Syrup and Key West Lime Juice
Shake to mix
Strain and shake into glass filled with ice
Top with Ginger Ale (about 1-1.5 ounces)
Garnish with Lime

 

Variations
If you don’t have a shaker, this cocktail can also be stirred with a straw or a bar spoon

Travel the world with this Canadian tropical delight that has already put in the work for you. The Hippie Canuck is perfect for when you want to kick your shoes off and enjoy the Earth under your feet. Best enjoyed in the summer sitting next to, or in, one of our beautiful Montana lakes.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky
English Cucumbers cut into small slices
2-3 Fresh Mint leaves
1 oz Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
1 oz Pineapple juice
½ oz Lime juice
Garnish (optional, fresh or dried Pineapple or Cucumber)

 

Procedure
In a shaker muddle 2-3 slices of Cucumber pieces
Add Mint leaves and muddle gently
Incorporate all other ingredients including ice
Shake to combine
Pour into 12 oz glass with ice
Garnish with fresh or dried Pineapple or Cucumber slice

 

Special Tools 
Muddler
Shaker

 

Note
We choose the English Cucumber because it does not have seeds, but any cucumber you have available will do!

 

If you’re ready to put your cocktail skills to the test, try our Canadian Campfire! This busy cocktail takes at least 24 hours to prepare if you are planning to enjoy the fruits of your labor with a flame on top. Flavors of fruit, citrus and warmth will heat you up from the inside out!

 

Ingredients
High Proof Booze soaked Orange Peels
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky
1 oz Headframe Habanero Simple Syrup
Fresh Strawberries
1 Fresh Orange
1 Fresh Lime
1 oz Orange Juice
½ oz Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice or other Key Lime juice
Club Soda

 

Procedure 
Peel the rind off 1 Orange with a vegetable peeler into approx. 2 inch pieces
Place Orange Peels in a wide mouth Mason Jar
Cover with high proof alcohol, such as Everclear
Let soak for a couple days, minimum of 24 hours
Prep Limes and Oranges by cutting them into wedges
In shaker, muddle 3 fresh Strawberries with stem removed
Add Acquisition, Habanero Simple Syrup, Orange Juice, squeeze of Lime and Orange wedge, Lime Juice and some ice
Shake well to incorporate ingredients
Pour into rocks glass filled with ice
Add a splash of Club Soda (up to an ounce)
Place a soaked Orange Peel on top of drink and light on fire

 

Special Tools 
Mason Jar with lid
Shaker
Muddler
Lighter

 

Variations
Use Cherries or other berry in place of the Strawberry

Deck the halls with this cranberry delight that is perfect for Christmas parties or just sitting by the fire while your chestnuts are roasting. This welcoming mix lingers on the tongue containing a light sweetness that will make sure you aren’t bitter through the holidays. Try it with our other Whiskies for a different kick!

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Kelley Single Malt
3/4 oz Headframe Cranberry Simple Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
½ oz Headframe Vanilla Simple Syrup
Fresh Cranberries for garnish
Lime for garnish

 

Procedure
Add all ingredients to Shaker with 1 cup of ice
Shake well to mix
Pour into a whiskey glass filled with ice
Garnish with Candied or, a personal favorite, fresh Cranberries and a Lime

 

Special Tools
Shaker

 

Variation
Use Acquisition Canadian Whisky or Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a different flavor profile

Picture it – a snowy, cold Montana night. You’ve just lit the fireplace and are ready to settle down for the night. Nice. Neat. Simple. The perfect end to any day.

 

Ingredients
1-1.5 oz Kelley American Single Malt Whiskey

 

Procedure
Top to your desired fill level with Kelley
Sip and enjoy

 

Special Tools
Your favorite glass, we prefer our Headframe Spirits Etched Whiskey Glasses

 

Variations
Can also be enjoyed with Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a nice hot kick

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