Paul's Picks

Spirits and Drink Recipes

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Flask Fillers

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