Saturday, December 8, 2012

Peachy Canadian

Alcoholic drinks frequently are too sweet, taste too much like industrial cleaner, are packed with calories, or some unholy combination.  Here's a drink that isn't terrifically sweet, tastes good, and is calorically reasonable.  And it uses my "go to" whiskey.  (Amazing how much less expensive decent Canadian whiskey is than decent US whiskey.)

Peachy Canadian
12 oz Diet Canadian Club Ginger Ale
1 1/2 oz Canadian Mist Whiskey
1/2 oz Dekuyper Peachtree Schnapps

Pour half the chilled ginger ale into a tall glass.  Add whiskey and schnapps, then top with remainder of ginger ale.  Can be poured over ice, and can be garnished with mint or lime.

140 calories
14 oz at 4.9% alcohol (1.1 "standard" drinks)  

To compare, one of my decent everyday beers is the Dos Equis Amber.  A 12 oz Dos Equis Amber has 146 calories and 4.7% alcohol.  


Bob said...

It's because Canadian is out of fashion, has been since the 1960's, John. Blended whiskey, also. Rye just came back into fashion over the last few years.

J.R.Shirley said...

I need to try some rye.

I like Canadian at least as well as US whiskey, though the Canadian does seem to be sweeter.