Monday, July 8, 2013

Maple Iced Tea and Maple Lemonade for #MapleMonday

Happy Monday!

And, yes, it is.

You might have noticed a few recipes lately using Crown Royal's new Maple Finished Whisky, including an ice cream and a barbecue sauce. Well, the folks at Crown Royal noticed as well, and they asked me if I wanted to participate in #MapleMonday.

They deal is simple. They sent me cocktail recipes they created. And then I'll be creating my own twist on the recipes that I'll be posting next Monday. Which gives me all week to work on some tasty cocktails. Tough job, right?

So, to get us started, here are the two recipes they sent. I already have some ideas, but I'd love to hear what you'd do to twist and tweak these recipes into something different. Go!

Maple Iced Tea

1 1/2 ounce Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup
2 oz unsweetened tea

Shake and strain into a highball glass.

Garnish with a half orange wheel and cinnamon stick.

Maple Lemonade

1 1/2 ounce Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky

Fill glass with ice and top with lemonade.

For my participation in #MapleMonday, I will be receiving a Maple Monday kit from Crown Royal to help me create my cocktails.