My drink of choice has always been the unassuming, down to earth, simple Rye n Ginger .. but it wasn't until I ordered one of these in the company of an American friend and got into a bit of a discussion that I realized its another one of those "Canadian things"
Canadian whisky is referred to as rye, regardless of the content, a colloquial phrase leftover from the Prohibition era when Canadian whiskys did contain a large amount of rye. Nearly impossible to screw up, this cocktail has a good balance of alcohol and ginger tartness with the soda fizz to brighten it up. Plus, there's a wide variety of both ginger ales and rye whiskys so a number of taste variations are possible.. my preference: Canada Dry & Canadian Club. Refreshing!
Chilled in the Lake: Nature's Cooler