Absolut Vodka Canada Day Cocktails


Mix Up Some Absolut – ly Delicious Cocktails For Canada Day

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Absolut collaborated on a limited edition bottle with Canadian textile artist Libs Elliott and I was fortunate enough to be sent one to play with.  Through her quilts, she’s revitalizing a craft with a deep legacy by incorporating modern technology in her methods . Through coding, Libs generates random geometric designs –and then manipulates and refines them further to create a quilt design.

Each quilt ends up being a one-of-a-kind variation of colour, shape and fabric – a fitting metaphor for Canada. “We’re also all these different pieces, shapes and colours,” says Libs, “with different beliefs, customs and values – but we all somehow fit together.”

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Her Absolut Canada bottle design – created through the same process as her quilt-making – features traditional Canadian motifs and colours to reflect the pride we all share in this special anniversary. It’s also a fitting way for Absolut to celebrate Canada’s rich heritage while looking forward to what lies ahead of us.

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Maple Sour

1.5oz Vodka
1.5oz lemon juice
.5oz maple syrup
.5oz egg whites

Combine all ingredients and dry shake then add ice and shake until chilled. Garnish with a few dashes of angostura bitters.

Campfire Fika

1.5oz Vodka
.5oz Kahlua
.5oz heavily peated scotch
1oz espresso
Simple syrup to taste (up to .5oz)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice then shake until chilled. Fine strain into a cocktail glass rinsed with additional peated scotch and garnish with coffee beans.


1.5oz Vodka
1oz Ungava Gin
.5oz Lillet Blanc
Dash of grapefruit bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a grapefruit zest.

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Summer Fling

1oz Watermelon Juice
.5oz lemon juice
.5oz simple syrup

Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake with ice until chilled. Fine strain into a Collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a mint leaf and watermelon ball in the rim of the glass.

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Cottage Tea

1.5oz Vodka
0.5oz Lot 40 Rye Whisky
0.5oz Lemon Juice
0.5oz Triple Sec
Top homemade Iced Tea

Build in a Collins glass and garnish with lemon wheel.