Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Women & Whisky

A Charbonneu Gal in Quebec? Oui oui!

The NY Times today listed the latest LUPEC event going on next Monday at the Astor Wine Center. Its a tweetup so make sure all you twits and bloggers come! The Twitvite is here.
Tickets are $30, with $5 of the price to benefit Dress for Success Worldwide and they include two cocktails.
Go to Astor Wines for tickets here.

I will be shaking it with the Ladies and you are gonna want to try my own creation, The McGill Law Review!

I am French Canadian (A Charbonneau) and have dear friends and family just north in Montreal. I am always struck by the great scotch you can find in Montreal and reall is makes a lot of sense historically.

Ever since the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite forces at the battle of Culloden, the Scots poured into the French Provence of Canada to start a new life. In Quebec and Montreal the influence of the Scots was strong as they quickly rose up through the ranks of government and public service. Many schools, museums and institutions were founded by the new Scottish mercantile class. One school where I have friends and relatives is McGill University.

This drink is in honor of my friends Benjamin and Jordi, scotch lovers and law students at McGill.

The McGill Law Review

2 oz Of Oak Cross Compass Box Whisky

3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Lavender Maple Syrup*

Dash of Rhubarb Bitters
Spritz of Peat Monster

Garnish: Lemon Peel

Spritz a chilled old fashioned glass with Peat Monster. In a shaker prepare Oak Cross, lemon, yellow chartreuse, dash of Rhubarb bitters and Lavender Maple syrup. Shake. Fill spritzed fashioned glass with rock ice and strain mixture in. Garnish with a lemon peel.

*to make the Lavender Maple Syrup, Steep 1/2 a cup of hot water in 1 tablespoon dried or fresh Lavender for 5 min. Mix with 1/2 cup of water. Yields 1 cup of syrup. Good refrigerated for one week.

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