Beaver Tail (Cocktail Drink)

Beaver Tail Cocktail Drink

July 1: Canada Day

Highlander’s relatives in Halifax were very hospitable when we visited them one summer. Ivan G. and family showed us the sites, fed us fresh seafood from the Halifax Harbour and gave us gifts with the iconic red maple leaf and the Nova Scotia tartan on them. We admired their patriotism and pride and they encouraged Highlander to remember his roots and celebrate the national holiday of his birth country with festive food and drink. So to get into the “spirit” we mixed maple syrup with Canadian whiskey. Commemorate Canada Day with a cocktail drink called the “Beaver Tail.” Cheers!


(Adapted from Super Cocktails)


  • 2 ounces Canadian whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


Pour the whiskey and maple syrup in a shot glass.

Beaver Tail Cocktail Drink