Hey girl. I hear it’s International Women’s Day today and to celebrate, I made this cocktail just for you. It’s a bit sweet, a bit hot (and spicy), and deliciously refreshing, just like Ryan Gosling. So enjoy yourself today, celebrate being a woman and kick back with one of these cocktails.
Back when the “hey girl” memes first went viral I was obsessed with them. I’ve always had a love of puns, double entendres and of course, good looking men, so they spoke to me. My friend Caitlin and I would send emails to each other so when we started work in the morning, we could start it off with a laugh. So when I came across Canadian Club 100% Rye and Gosling Rum something clicked and thus the Rye’n’Gosling Cocktail was born.
1.0 oz. of Canadian Club 100% Rye (because Ryan Gosling is Canadian)
0.75 oz. of Gosling Bermuda Black Rum
0.25 oz. of Sons of Vancouver Amaretto (also a Canadian based liqueur)
0.25 oz. of Rose Water (because Ryan would buy you flowers)
3.0 oz. of pineapple juice (because he can be sweet – and it goes great with both Rye and Rum)
3-4 slices of jalapeño (because he’s hot as hell)
slices of pineapple (for garnish… oh and some umbrellas)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add in rye, rum, amaretto, rose water, pineapple juice and slices of jalapeño. Shake for 10-15 seconds until frothy. Strain (making sure to remove the jalapeño seeds) into a rocks glass and garnish with pineapple.
Serve and savour the taste [insert sexual joke here?].