Cocktail recipe for Canada's Day

Five o'clocktail: Toronto-based cocktail and bar researcher Christine Sismondo created this tantalizing tipple to get you feeling festive and proud

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Roberto Caruso

Celebrate Canada’s Day with a cocktail that’s filled with one of our favourite homegrown ingredients – maple syrup! This delicious flag-coloured blend will be a hit at your Canada’s Day party.

6 fresh raspberries
1/2 oz maple syrup
2 oz Victoria gin
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1 can club soda

1. Muddle raspberries, maple syrup, gin and lemon juice in a shaker. Shake well.
2. Strain into a tall (Collins) glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and a lemon wheel

Christine Sismondo’s America Walks Into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops, is in stores this month.