Friday, February 20, 2015


So what do people do to keep warm during Carnaval in Quebec? What are they drinking at all those outdoor fires? Caribou, the official drink of Quebec's Winter Carnaval, that's what.

And why do you think Bonhomme, the official mascot of the Carnaval, has that big smile on his face? Caribou, that's what.

If you want to try this at home, here's the recipe. Serve it warm or cold.

  • 3 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. brandy
  • 12 ½ oz. Canadian sherry
  • 12 ½ oz. Canadian port

It sounds pretty gross - until you're sitting in some bleachers waiting for a parade to start in the icebox of a Quebec winter, and a friendly volunteer offers you a glass. It sort of grows on you. :-)

You can also buy this concoction in a bottle.

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