Here is something I came up with to celebrate our exploration of Montréal and the islands of Québec. Obviously I had to do something with maple syrup and I also wanted to have apple as another component.
I chose the name in honor of Jacques Cartier, the explorer who was among the first to visit the Gulf of St. Lawrence and explore the area. He is credited with the discovery of the Magdalen Islands and sailed inland as far as the island of Montréal.
- 1 oz Rye (of course you can use a Canadian Whiskey, but go for a higher proof, 100 or above- I used Rittehouse 100 proof bonded Rye)
- 1 oz Laird’s Applejack
- 1 tsp Benedictine
- 1 tsp 100% pure maple syrup, Grade B preferred
- 1-2 dashes Fees Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. No garnish