A Quintessential Rum Cocktail is the Cuba Libre’. If Bourbon is used instead of rum it can be called a Buckeroo. In Canada (and the US), when Crown Royal Whisky is used it is usually called, Crown and Coke,and when we use other Canadian whiskies we just call it Rye and Coke (although for all those whisky based versions the lime is usually omitted).
I decided some time ago that the Cuba Libre’ style bar drink when made with Canadian Whisky deserves a better name than just Rye and Coke, so I when I make it (and when I use the lime garnish inside the glass) I call this mixed drink, The Free Spirit.
The Free Spirit
1 1/2 oz. Canadian Whisky
2 to 4 oz Coca Cola
2 – 3 Large Ice Cubes
Build the The Free Spirit over ice in a rocks or highball glass
Rub the lime over the edge of the glass
Drop in a lime slice in and stir
And remember, the aim of my blog is to help you drink better spirits, not more spirits!
Note: If you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!