Fly the Flag: Celebrating Canada 150 with Cocktails and Canadiana

We’ve got just the things to get everyone in the sesquicentennial spirit this year. Here, 15 ideas to help you say “Go Canada”!

 

Mix it Up with regionally inspired cocktails featuring Crown Royal Limited Edition Blended Canadian Whisky

Gulf of Saint Lawrence
1oz Crown Royal Limited Edition
1/4oz Cointreau
1/4oz Amontillado Sherry
3/4oz Lemon Juice
1/2oz Sugar
1 Egg White

Add all the ingredients to a shaker tin. Fill with ice and close the shaker. Shake hard for 20 seconds. Strain and pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

CanLit: Maple Leaf Bookends, $49.50, Indigo

Red Ensign
1oz Crown Royal Limited Edition
1/4oz Dry Vermouth
1/4oz Campari
3/4oz Lemon Juice
3/4oz Sugar Syrup
1oz Cherry Juice

Add all the ingredients to a shaker tin. Fill with ice and close the shaker. Shake hard for 20 seconds. Strain and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with cherry.

Coast to Coast to Coast: Handmade Sterling Silver Province and Territory of Canada cufflinks, $300, www.studio1098customjewellery.com

The Grain Train
1 1/4oz Crown Royal Limited Edition
1/4oz Benedictine
1/4oz Honey Syrup
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir for 30 seconds to dilute and chill. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Paddle Pride: “Eau Canada” limited edition paddle, $385, norquayco.com

The Treeline
1oz Crown Royal Limited Edition
1/4oz Calvados
1/4oz Blanc Vermouth
5 Drops of Bittered Sling Grapefruit and Hops Bitters

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir for 30 seconds to dilute and chill. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Sing-along: O Canada Music Box, $11, kikkerland.com

Cuppa: Jubilee Tea in Caviar Tin, TWG (The Wellbeing Group) Tea,  $32, vansingdg.com

True North Temperament: Canada Plays Well Block, $42, Urban Barn, www.urbanbarn.com

Mascot Making: 3D cardboard Beaver Kit, $30, lowpolycrafts.com

Strange Brew: Price varies by province and territory, www.redriverbeer.com

Game On: Crokinole Board, $149, Lee Valley Tooils, www.leevalley.com

Put a Spin on It: Jitter Spin Canada 150, $20, www.shopatshowcasecanada.com

True North Trophy: Moose Kit 3-D cardboard mount, $100, lowpolycrafts.com

Clin d’oeil: Kiss Lash Hurrah faux lashes, $5, Walmart

Say cheese: Poutine artwork, $17, HomeSense

Chevron chic: Canadian Shield blanket designed by Natasha Wittke in Marine, $350, norquayco.com

if you don’t mind, sorry: The World Needs More Canada, $25 (paperback); $55 (limited edition hardcover), Indigo, indigo.ca

Happy camper: Kids Union Suit Gone Camping, $35, Indigo

Park & rec: $20, Real Canadian Superstore, www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca

Party time: Timex Canada 150th Anniversary unisex watch, $70, walmart.ca

Check this: Atlantic Canadiana Collection, from $100, www.amazon.ca, thebay.com