5. The Toronto
|How many Toronto's does it take to run the country?|
Why it wouldn't work: To be honest, I would love to give this cocktail the number one spot. Sadly, most Canadians don't like to feel connected with Toronto. Canadians are jealous of Toronto. I know us non Torontonians hate to admit it, but Toronto is better than us, because they either don't know of don't care about everyone's extreme hatred of their city. It all stems from the fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs are the most popular hockey team in the NHL, and Canadians have nothing better to complain about than one way hockey rivalries.
4. The Manhattan
|You might recognize this cocktail from the old mustached|
grandpa that comes customary with each order.
Why it wouldn't work: The most important thing to know about Canadian heritage is that our national identity is built around the concept of not being American. We may love New York, and love to drink Manhattans, but by default we hate to be thought of as Americans. And what's more American than America's largest city?! Well, I suppose the flag, or white house, but you can't drink those....
3. Dark 'N Stormy
|Possibly the best thing you can do with alcohol free ginger beer,|
is add rum to it!
Why it wouldn't work: Okay, so the point of the list is to add more sophistication to our drinking culture. The last thing Canadians need is another go to hi-ball. And aside from that, no one wants to be associated with quirky Easterners. The maritimes is the butt hole of Canada,and no Newfies are weird. Look at their rum! It's even got a weird name.... Screech!
2. Irish Coffee
|Note: This is not a double double. It's all Irish baby!|
Why it wouldn't work: Too many people use the drive through at Tim Hortons. Need I say more?
1. The Sidecar
|(This drink is fantastic)|
Why it wouldn't work: Anglo Canadians by and large would never accept something so French. And that's pretty much what it comes down to.
|Vanilla Porter and Canadian Rye makes a pretty damn good Boilermaker.|