Canadian Cocktail with Quinoa Whiskey

Our Friday night cocktail last week is one of our new favorites… Here’s a bit of the backstory…

During a trip to our hometown in Bowling Green, KY this spring, John and I stumbled upon a distillery… Right there in our hometown, just a block off the town square. Apparently it had been there for 5 or 6 years… who knew?  Well, we just had to take a tour and do a tasting while we were there, of course!

So, during our tour & tasting at the Corsair distillery(, we made some fantastic discoveries. First, I discovered that I actually like gin… I’d always thought I hated it, but their gin was actually tasty! Then, we discovered their Quinoa Whiskey ( It’s more of a novelty than anything else, but it was tasty! So, we took it for a ride home to TX, and this is the first recipe we made with it. Our verdict? Definitely a winner! We will be making this a lot, for sure – until the quinoa whiskey runs out!

Canadian cocktail with quinoa whiskey

Here’s what we did:

Canadian Cocktail with Quinoa Whiskey
Adapted from “Ultimate Bar Book”
Serves 1

2 oz quinoa whiskey (or sub Canadian blended whiskey)
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 tsp simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake the ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass or a chilled cocktail glass.

Nutritional info:
Calories: 211.3
Total Fat: 0.0 g
Saturated Fat: 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 0.0 mg
Potassium: 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 7.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Sugars: 7.8 g
Protein: 0.0 g


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