Canadians love to crack a cold one on Canada Day, but if you want to whip up something extra-special to celebrate our fine nation, you’ve come to the right place. From classic red and white summer sippers to refreshing maple-infused drinks, we’ve gathered some of the tastiest cocktail recipes that will help you celebrate Canada Day in style.
The Perfect Caesar
No Canada Day celebration is complete without this timeless and classic, Canadian summertime cocktail, the Caesar! Hand one to guests as they walk in the door, and start the party with a bit of national pride.
Watermelon and Mint Spritz
Watermelon is a staple of any Canada Day celebration but instead of serving up familiar slices, transform it into a big batch mocktail. You’ll love the refreshing combination of watermelon, mint and Canadian Montellier® Sparkling Water with Lemon for a bright red, patriotic party drink everyone can enjoy. Serve the refreshing drink as-is or offer your guests the option of adding a splash of something stronger, if desired!
Blushing Bubbly Sangria
Looking for a refreshing, no-fuss drink you could make by the pitcher? This fruity sangria is just what you need to kick-off the weekend in style. Use frozen fruit to chill the punch or opt for fresh, local strawberries to make an ultra-seasonal summer sipper.
Lava Flow Mocktail
In case the red and white hues of this drink aren’t patriotic enough, the layered raspberry drink has a secret Canadian ingredient – maple syrup. How sweet!
For something a little different, bring out the blender and turn your summer party staple – the watermelon – into an icy frozen drink. Packed with watermelon, melon liqueur and lemon juice, this bright red Canada Day slushy is the definition of refreshment.
Cranberry Kir Royale
Chill some champagne glasses and get ready to toast to Canada’s 151st birthday with this impressive, ruby-red cocktail. Pop some frozen Canadian cranberries in your guests’ glasses to keep their drinks cool without watering them down.
Watermelon Strawberry Tequila Agua Fresca
Fresh summer watermelon and Canadian summer strawberries make for a fruity fiesta-in-a-glass. This is light, refreshing and a great thirst quencher, kick-off the long weekend with a sensational sipper.
Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
With strawberry season peaking right around Canada Day weekend, we can’t think of a better way to savour this short-lived summer fruit. Muddle some of the bruised berries with fresh lemon juice, a little sugar and lemon vodka for a bright and fruity drink that tastes like summer.