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Crown Royal Vanilla Recipes: Our Top 10 Picks (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Crown Royal’s addition to their family is a blend of hand-selected Crown Royal whiskies infused with Madagascar bourbon vanilla. 

It is a versatile spirit for all seasons, and while you can enjoy it on its own, there are must-try Crown Royal vanilla recipes that amplify and elevate the taste of the vanilla whisky. Read on. 

Top 10 Crown Royal Vanilla Recipes To Try

10. Crown Cold Brew

Glass of Crown Cold Brew

Cold brew is booming in Canada and the US [1], and mixing it with Canadian whisky makes a great cocktail for summer and after dinner. 

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 0.5 oz Amaretto
  • 0.5 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 2 oz cold brew coffee

Instructions: 

In a highball glass with ice cubes, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Serve immediately. 

Serving: 1

9. Apple Pie A La Mode

Crown Royal Apple and Vanilla Bottles with Apple Pie A La Mode shots

Apple Pie A La Mode is a dessert-like mixed drink that bursts in rich caramel-apple and vanilla flavors. 

Prep Time: 1 min

Total Time: 1 min

Ingredients: 

  • 0.75 oz Crown Royal Regal Apple 
  • 0.75 oz Crown Royal Vanilla

Instructions: 

In a shot glass, pour equal parts of the ingredients, then serve.

Serving: 1

8. Royal Hard Orange Cream Soda

Royal Hard Orange Cream Soda

Royal Hard Orange Cream Soda is easy to make if you want something light, citrusy, and refreshing. 

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 4 oz Orange soda

Instructions: 

Pour the Canadian whisky [2] into a highball filled with ice, then top it off with orange soda. Give a good stir before serving. 

Serving: 1

7. Crown Royal Vanilla Lime Mule

glass of Crown Royal Vanilla Lime Mule cocktail drink

Moscow mules are sweet, spicy, and strong, and you can make your version with Crown Royal vanilla. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 3 oz Ginger beer
  • 0.75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Aromatic bitters
  • 1 lime wheel

Instructions: 

In a cocktail shaker with ice, mix whisky and lime juice, then shake it well. Strain into a highball with fresh ice, add ginger beer, and garnish with lime wheel and bitters. 

Serving: 1

6. Crown Royal Winter Whisky Cocktail Vanilla Eggnog

You don’t need to wait for holidays because you can make eggnog any time of the year with Crown Royal vanilla. 

“Vanilla is so good. It’s classic. It’s timeless. It’s one of the world’s most loved flavors,”

– Jim Ruane, Crown Royal Brand Director.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 1.5 cup Milk
  • 1.5 cups Heavy cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh nutmeg

Instructions: 

Whisk five egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. In a pot, heat the milk, heavy cream, and nutmeg to a simmer, then slowly combine with the egg mixture. 

Bring the mixture back on the stove for another five minutes. Add 2 oz of Crown Royal vanilla in a glass with 4 oz of eggnog. 

Serving: 1

5. Crown Vanilla & Cola

Crown Vanilla &  Cola Cocktail Drink

Whisky and coke is a classic combination. It is sweet and fizzy and gets even better with lime. 

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 4 oz Cola
  • 1 slice lime

Instructions: 

In a highball glass with ice, combine the ingredients and garnish with a slice of lime on top.  

Serving: 1

4. Café Royal

Coffee, orange, and whisky make a great cocktail for cold winter nights. Here’s how to make it. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.25 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 4 oz Hot Coffee
  • 0.25 oz Orange Liqueur
  • Cinnamon stick 
  • Whipped cream
  • Angostura bitters (optional)

Instructions: 

In a preheated coffee mug, combine all the ingredients. Top it off with a cinnamon stick and whipped cream. Add 2 dashes of bitters for extra spice. 

Serving: 1

3. Crown Espresso

The combination of espresso and Canadian whisky is an absolute delight. You can try this as an after-dinner drink. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 0.25 oz coffee liqueur 
  • 0.25 oz amaretto

Instructions: 

In a mixing tin with ice, combine all the ingredients and shake it vigorously. Strain in a martini glass and top it off with 3 coffee beans. 

Serving: 1

2. Crown Royal Hard Cherry Cola

Crown Royal Hard Cherry Cola

Crown Royal Hard Cherry Cola is a refreshing and crisp cocktail. It is easy to make and enjoyable to drink. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 4 oz Cherry Cola

Instructions: 

Add the whisky and cherry cola in a highball glass with ice. Stir it well before serving. 

Serving: 1

1. Crown Royal Hard Ginger Ale

glass of Crown Royal Hard Ginger Ale with jigger

Ginger ale and whisky are a classic pairing. It is sweet and bubbly, with spicy and oaky notes. 

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 4 oz ginger ale

Instructions: 

In a highball filled with glass, combine the ingredients. Stir it well, then serve. 

Serving: 1

FAQs

Is Crown Royal Vanilla strong?

Yes, Crown Royal vanilla is strong. It has bold and strong notes of rich vanilla and boasts 70 proof (35% ABV). 

Does Crown Royal vanilla taste good?

Yes, Crown Royal vanilla tastes good. It has a sweet taste but is not overpowering, with notable spiciness and kick at mid-palate.

Final Verdict

There you have it, the best Crown Royal vanilla recipes. Crown Royal has amazing tasting notes that can easily blend in different mixers- from coffee and cola to citrusy mixers.

Crown Royal Cherry Cola, Crown Espresso, Crown Vanilla, and Coke are some of the best Crown Royal cocktails, but the Crown Royal Hard Ginger Ale is a crowd favorite. 

Crown Royal Hard Ginger Ale is easy to make, tasty, and enjoyable for all seasons. 

References:

  1. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-cold-brew-coffee-market-to-grow-by–1-119-billion-during-2020-2024–featuring-califia-farms-heartland-food-products-group-and-highbrewcoffee-among-others–technavio-301257638.html 
  2. https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c._870/section-B.02.020.html

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