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The Log Cabin Cocktail & a Little Cookbook Celebration

The Log Cabin Cocktail 

How to Make a Log Cabin Cocktail from @kitchenmagpie

I thought a cocktail was far more fitting that champagne this Monday morning, seeing how I’m celebrating the fact that I have all of my cookbook photos in to my publisher. By all of my photos, I mean a good 99% of them as I am learning the fluidity and malleability of the cookbook process. Photos can be pulled and replaced at a later time if I need to update them before the printing process if I decide to change something or am not happy with what is there. The cookbook timeline needed a hard stop for a date, but I am lucky enough that the creative process with my amazing cohorts in cookbook crime (AKA Robert and Lindsay from appetite: Random House) has been nothing short of amazing and inspiring. I have design mock-ups that literally make me tear up as the design team absolutely nailed what I was looking for. This cookbook is going to be so beautiful, so gorgeously photo laden and visually interesting that I am wired with anticipation.

That said, taking on the photography yourself is a crazy endeavour plus a massive amount of work, and I am glad that most of it is behind me. Oh I know that I still have photos that will need to be redone or replaced, but that’s ok.

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It’s still time to celebrate with a drink! I’ll share with you my Halloween cocktail that I made this past Saturday for all of my guests, to rave reviews.

The triple trouble that you need to make this cocktail are your favourite apple cider, an apply brandy or whiskey and Sortilege.

How to Make a Log Cabin Cocktail from @kitchenmagpie

While you can definitely play around with apple brandy or whiskey, you simply cannot replace the Sortilege with a maple whiskey. There is never enough maple flavour and the Sortilege is smoother than any whiskey will ever be.

I was also very excited to bring out my newest set of retro barware. I have three full sets (not counting any prop glasses that I also own) of in-the-original-holder mid century modern glasses.

This one that I scored for $20 is my absolute favourite.I’ve never seen a holder that has the individual arms holding each glass. It’s so atomic/space age awesome. I was told that it’s by Federal Glass, but since there isn’t any markings I couldn’t verify this for certain.

How to Make a Log Cabin Cocktail from @kitchenmagpie

My favourite shot glass however, is by Hazel Atlas in their pheasant and hunter pattern. I’ve managed to thrift four glasses so far and when I get up to eight I’ll be able to pull them out at parties as well.

How to Make a Log Cabin Cocktail from @kitchenmagpie

The Log Cabin cocktail is a deliciously sweet and strong concoction that truly embodies everything Canadian. Whiskey. Apples. Maple syrup. Ice. The only incongruent ingredient would be the splash of lemon juice at the end. While I do have it listed as an option, only one person at my soiree preferred their Log Cabin without that dollop of acidity. It perfectly cuts the sweetness and balances out each and every sip.

As much as I love winter, I don’t love many hot cocktails, excepting boozy hot chocolate. I still like a cold, icy cocktail during the winter months and the Log Cabin cocktail perfectly combines the flavours of the season.

How to Make a Log Cabin Cocktail from @kitchenmagpie

So let’s raise our glasses to me finishing my cookbook photos, to a fabulous November and to great Canadian cocktails!

Love you more than cocktails,

Karlynn

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How to make a Log Cabin Cocktail from @kitchenmagpie

 

 

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How to Make a Log Cabin Cocktail


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 1 min

Description

This amazing maple flavoured, sparkling cider drink will soon become your new favorite cocktail!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces maple liqueur
  • 1 ounce apple brandy OR apple whiskey if wanted
  • 1/4 ounce to 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce sparkling apple cider

ice


    Instructions

    1. Combine the liqueur, brandy/whiskey and 1/4 ounce of the lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.
    2. Taste and add more lemon juice as needed.
    3. Pour everything, including the ice, into an 8-ounce rocks glass.
    4. Top with the sparkling cider, and gently stir to combine the cocktail. Serve and enjoy!

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1

     

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    10 Comments

  • Reply
    Colleen Dix
    December 8, 2016 at 4:34 am

    I recall that those roly poly glasses are called Harlequin. \U0001f913\U0001f44c\U0001f389

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 8, 2016 at 4:42 am

      Ooh! I do know that they are Federal Glass. Best $20 I’ve ever spent, I’ve never found another holder like it!

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      Colleen Dix
      December 8, 2016 at 4:52 am

      I sold everything I had in that pattern to Natalie’s mom Ronit. She has my entire stash! I loved it but I love so many patterns. It’s a gooder!

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      Natalie Mitchell
      December 8, 2016 at 5:46 am

      Colleen Dix she still loves those! Ronit Ofir Elhanati

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 8, 2016 at 6:19 am

      Natalie Mitchell They are my favourite roly poly’s. So much that I won’t use them other than photos hahah!

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    Ross Bellwood
    October 6, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Mmmm, I’ve never tried Maple Whiskey. Can you send me a sample? \U0001f60b

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      October 7, 2016 at 12:46 am

      Try that big wine store of yours, Total Wine! They had the liqueur!

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    Diana Fordice Creelman
    September 14, 2016 at 3:01 am

    That glass is beautiful!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      September 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      It’s one of my favourites! The set and the caddy ( holder) are amazing!

  • Reply
    Ashley Meek
    September 14, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I so want to be a guest at your cocktail parties!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      September 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      I have house bar plans to do this winter…we’ll see if I have time to get it done!

  • Reply
    Ashley Meek
    September 14, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I so want to be a guest at your cocktail parties!

  • Reply
    Erika Boyer
    November 8, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    love the look of this! Have the cider and Sortilege … is the crown royal apple sweet or no? Been wanting to try it since I saw it!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    November 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    A few well selected hard alcohols can yield some pretty amazing drinks on the fly! And if you always have bottled lemon and lime juice? Always something to whip up! It’s the fresh fruit that’s hard to always have on hand.

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    Tanya Frewin
    November 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I think I need to invest in a more diverse liquor cabinet. All your drinks look amazing!

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