The Sawback

The Sawback

This spicy and fruity cocktail originates from a wonderful weekend in Banff, AB, Canada.  It was a weekend spent with great friends, stunning scenery and good food. Dinner at the Park Distillery was filled with laughs, flambéed food and the purchase of a bottle of their signature Chili Vodka.  Along with the bottle of vodka came a recipe card for The Sawback and I’ve had it squirreled away for just over a year because it’s perfect for Cinco De Mayo.  A spicy cocktail made with the aforementioned Chili vodka, pineapple juice and lime juice.  It has just the right amount of heat that makes you want to take another sip to cool the mouth with the refreshing pineapple juice, only to be caught in a sipping circle that‘s hard to stop.  Don’t forget that chili vodka is also great to use in your favourite Caesar cocktail, Spicy Grilled Vodka Shrimp and perhaps a little spicy vodka penne. Enjoy!

Recipe source for The Sawback:  The Park Distillery

The Sawback
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    1 cocktail 5 minutes
    The Sawback
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      1 cocktail 5 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      1 cocktail 5 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: cocktail
      Instructions
      1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake until combined and cold, about 15 seconds. Strain over ice into serving glass. Serve immediately.
      The Cosmo

      The Cosmo

      The Cosmo, short for Cosmopolitan of course, is my go to cocktail even though it’s wine that you’ll find me drinking most of the time. It’s those times that I’m going for hard liquor and want to feel all sophisticated with a cocktail glass in my hand that The Cosmo will make an appearance.

      When I started blogging a couple of years ago, I had this cocktail prepped for a blog post, a sort of toast to the blogging world was my anticipated theme. I had written text, snapped a few photos, took a few more and more again until it eventually sat on the back burner. What I quickly learned was that taking photos of cocktails and/or beverages in general was not as easy as one might think. I really struggled with it and still have much to learn. So, while the premise of The Cosmo post has changed slightly since my first attempt, my love of the drink has not. It’s the citrus note, splash of tartness and hint of sweetness that makes it a favourite of mine and the reason I’ll likely drink two!!

      Recipe for The Cosmo:  Adapted slightly from The Cocktail Handbook by Maria Costantino

      The Cosmo
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        Servings Prep Time
        1 cocktail 5 minutes
        The Cosmo
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cocktail 5 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cocktail 5 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: cocktail
          Instructions
          1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Add ingredients and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lime peel if desired and serve immediately.