There’s nothing better than sipping at a spicy Caesar or sweet martini while you’re lounging in the summer sun. Besides; what better excuse to knock back a few cocktails than the annual celebration of Canada Day?

To get the party started, we’ve found 8 great Canadian-themed cocktails for you to enjoy over the long weekend—or any day this summer!


1. The Canadian Rock Shot
Although inspired by Canadian winter sports such as hockey and curling, this party favourite is a hit all year ‘round. Serve this refreshing shot to your guests to kick off your Canada Day festivities.


2. Bloody Lobster
This bad boy isn’t as messy as it sounds. A unique spin on the traditional Bloody Mary, this cocktail makes use of lobster juice for a unique and delicious taste.


3. Pink Goose
This libation is another fan favourite that will have you feeling as loose as a Canada goose. This citrus-spiked punch can be served any hot day this summer and will have you and your guests relaxed and refreshed in no time.


4. BLT Caesar
This Caesar is like a meal in a glass. Lemony, lettuce ice cubes fill and chill this spicy, stout Caesar. But the prosciutto and pepper rimmer is the real feature here—although it takes some elbow grease, the tasty payoff is well worth the effort.


5. Adam’s Apple
This fragrant and fruity cocktail highlights the apple by pairing its tart sweetness with spicy ginger and aromatic thyme. To make this cocktail extra patriotic, use fresh apple juice from a local variety store and make sure to use Canada Dry ginger ale.


6. Ginger Rum Shandy
This dandy shandy contains some of Canada’s best ingredients; beer, apple and ginger make this cocktail extra special. The spicy ginger and tart lime cut through the sweetness, creating a perfect cooling effect.


7. Snow Crab Bloody Caesar
Another take on the Caesar, this one incorporates Snow Crab for a more luxurious presentation, while the Worchestershire sauce, horseradish and steak spice elevate taste. This sublime cocktail is a real crowd-pleaser.


8. Algoma Apple Martini
This martini is all about the apple. In fact, every single ingredient involved is an apple derivative, right down to the Calvados brandy. But the star player in this concoction is the fragrant apple cider.