Spirits and Drink Recipes

​​Contact Paul Carriere: paul@paulspicks.ca

Leftover Halloween Candy

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge paired with Twix chocolate bars

McGuinness Creme De Cacao White paired with peanut M&M


Lucky Leprechaun 
1oz Southern Comfort 
1/2oz Midori Melon liqueur 
1/2oz Malibu rum
6oz pineapple juice
Mix ice and shake, serve in a cocktail glass.

Jameson St Patrick's day drink 
1oz Jameson Irish Whiskey 
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps 
1/2oz Blue Curacao
Orange juice to taste
Ice , shake pour into cocktail glass. 
I'm feeling Irish!!!!


Melon Margarita 
2oz tequila 
2oz Sour mix
2oz Melon Liqueur
1oz lime juice
Serve on the rocks or blend with ice.

Italian Margarita 
1oz Amaretto 
2oz Sour mix
1/2 oz Tequila 
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Pour into ice and ice and stir.
Badda Bing!!!


Winter Tropic 
1.1/2oz Vodka
1.1/2oz Cranberry juice 
1.1/2oz Strawberry/regular Margarita mix!!

Piss in the Snow
1oz Vodka
2oz peppermint schnapps 
1 can of Mountain Dew

Pair with Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Appleton Estate V/X Signature Blend, $28.00
Golden sweet fruit, citrus, dried apricots, and fresh peach.

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port, $18.95
Deep ruby with plum, blackberry and cassis. 

Halloween shooter - Goblins blood! 
1.5 oz McGuinness Creme De Cacao White, $22.45
.5oz McGuinness Creme De Menthe White, $24.45

Schweppes Blood Orange & Lime, $2.95
Pour into a glass over ice.

Fielding Craft Cider Co. Premium Dry Hard Cider
4-pack for $18
Tastes of apple, pear and cherry.

Kings Mill Cider Premium Dry Cider
Six pack for $20.70
Hint of ice tea paired with a Cinnamon Roll Hamburger

Georgian Bay Smashed Ice Tea, $2.95
Serve in a glass full of ice.

Black Fly Long Island Iced Tea, $10.95
Candied lemon, orange and tea.

Casamigos Mezcal, $89.60
Smoky tropical fruit, herbal, fresh mint and dried herb notes.

Dos Locos Lime Tequila Margarita, $3.45
Vibrant lime flavour, with underlying agave and ginger notes.

Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old

Vanilla and fruit with a long finish

Try this long drink..
1 oz Canadian Club 12 Year Old
½ oz Schloss Kirsch Cherry
½ oz McGuinness Creme De Menthe White
All in a tall glass filled with ice and then topped with Ginger Ale

Spicebox Canadian Spiced Whisky, $28.45

Apple pie spices with flavours of vanilla and spice paired with Tourtière. ​

Valentine's Day Drinks

Long drink
Tall glass filled with ice

1 1/2oz of Sour Puss Raspberry

1 oz Chambord

Top with Club Soda, garnish with raspberries. 

1 1/2 oz of Sour Puss Raspberry 

1 oz of vodka

Shake, Strain into martini glass, garnish with lime wedge. 

Empress 1908 Gin, $49.95

An aromatic London Dry gin style with a lush blue hue, that changes colour when mixed with soda.

Spicebox Pumpkin, $16.45 for 375 mL
Pumpkin, butterscotch, butter and nutmeg with a long finish.

Spicebox Gingerbread, $16.45 for 375 mL
Gingerbread, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon​.

Sortilège Maple Cream, $29.95
Canadian whisky, pure maple syrup and fresh dairy cream.  Paired with salted caramel dark chocolates


1/3 Peach Bellini such as Romeo 

2/3 Prosecco such as Bottega Vino Dei Poeti

Barista, $29.95

A new coffee liqueur with dark chocolate and Caribbean rum.

Social Lite Pineapple Mango, $9.95

Has a great coconut taste.

Nutrl Vodka Soda Lemon, $2.90
No carbs, no sugar, no sweetener.  Fresh flavours of lemon from a vodka beverage.

1 oz Canadian Club
1 oz White Creme de Menthe
Hot chocolate to top

Tropical Hot Chocolate
1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz brandy or Pisco (chilean brandy)
Hot chocolate

Nutty Hot Chocolate
1 oz frangelico (hazelnut)
1 oz amaretto (almonds)
Hot chocolate

Chocolate and raspberry martini
1 1/2oz raspberry vodka
1oz of Cream de Cacao
Garnish with raspberry and a chocolate kiss

Paulys martini
1 1/2oz of top shelf gin
1oz of triple sec
A squeeze of lime juice
A squeeze of lemon juice
Garnish with lemon and lime wedge

Old Tom's Original Egg Nog, LCBO#: 447730, $13.95                          
Lots of minty goodness

Tkz Tokaji Szamorodni Sweet, Hungary, $14.55
Tastes like baked apple pie, pair it with Christmas sugar cookies

Kittling Ridge Icewine & Brandy, LCBO#: 558999, $19.95
Dried apricots and roasted pineapple

Midnight Moon Blackberry Moonshine

Will cure all your problems

Bols Genever, $50.05
A gin that is kind of like a rye.  For the day when you want to try something different.

Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old, $29.15

Canada Drink
2 oz of Canadian Club 12 year old mixed with 1 tbsp or maple syrup, ice, in a highball glass.  Then top with ginger ale, stir, and add a cherry.

Crazy Uncle Hard Cream Soda for Grown Ups, $2.95

Crazy Uncle Hard Root Beer For Grown Ups, $2.95

Collective Arts Saint Of Circumstance, $3.15

Gin Smash, $3.00

Will be the cooler of spring.

Hendrick's Gin, $49.95

Approved by Queen Victoria.

2 Parts Hendrick's Gin, 3 Parts Tonic Water, ice cubes, 3 thin slices of cucumber. 

Zaya Gran Reserva Rum, $70.95

Best rum in a long time.

Paired with bacon...

Crown Royal Maple Finished, $29.75

Endless summer...

Georgian Bay Gin Smash, $2.95 each

Basically a gin and tonic that is mixed and ready to go.  Drink over ice.

Crazy Uncle Hard Root Beer, $2.95 each

Best of the root beers!

Fun things for mom...

Jaw Drop Tickling Pink Lemonade, $2.95  pair with deep fried zuccini and lemon

Aromas and taste what you would expect.  Lemon, pink and white grapefruit.  Not a sweet cooler.  Borderline sour with great carbonation.

Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, $3.55  pair with pork loin roast with port sauce

Aromas and taste of expresso bean, dark chocolate, malty with a light hoppy background.

Criollo Bourbon Dark Chocolate Liquor, $17.95  pair as a side with your favourite coffee

Aromas and taste of Oh Henry chocolate bar, vanilla, caramel taffee, and bitter cooking chocolate.

St. Patricks Day...

Black Velvet - 1/2 sparkling wine, 1/2 Guinness

Baby Guinness - 2oz Kahlua, 1/2 oz Irish Cream

Chocolate Guinness Float - Vanilla ice cream, Guinness, chocolate syrup

Whiskey for Robbie Burns Day...

Aberlour 10YO Single Malt Scotch, $54.95
aromas: raisins, toffee, almonds

taste: fruitcake, toffee, banana

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, $32.60

aroma and taste: vanilla, apple pie, caramel

Dun Bheagan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, $52.95

aromas: extremely smoky, peaty and spicy

taste: all of the above and vanilla

Chocolate fondue (or just chocolate)...

Criollo Bourbon Dark Chocolate Liquor, $19.95 - Rich dark chocolate, mocha and vanilla aromas and taste.

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port, $17.95 - Christmas cake, fig, cherry chocolate aromas and taste.

Classic Christmas in a bottle...

Criollo Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel Liquor, $19.95 - As the name suggests, beautifully balanced.  Serve chilled or in coffee.

Evan Williams Kentucky Cider, $14.95 - Cinnamon, vanilla, apple and clove aromas and taste.  Serve warm or on ice cream.

For your Halloween flask...

Sortilège - sweet, rich maple syrup and toffee flavours, $32.35 (try it in your coffee or on top of good quality vanilla ice cream)

Spicebox Pumpkin Whisky - aromas of pumpkin pie, nutmeg and butterscotch.  $27.95  

Fireball Whisky Shooter -  sweet flavours of cinnamon intermingled with caramel.   $21.95

Espolon Tequila Reposado - spice, caramel and a hint of chocolate.  $44.75

Bulldog Gin - juniper, kaffir lime, pink grapefruit, sweet almond and fresh pine needles.  $32.40

Some coolers that aren't so sweet...

Black Fly Sour Grape, $2.95 per can.
Jack Daniels Downhome Punch, $12.95 per 6 pack.
Snapple Spiked Tea, $2.90 per can
Skinny Grape Blueberry Pomegranate, $2.50 per bottle