There are quite many dishes that the Canadians brought to the world, but what about the beverages that the Canadian people drink? Are there any beverages that may invoke an interest in us, Europeans? In this article, we will disclose the most popular Canadian drinks as for the present time.
First of all, it is important to note that there is a long tradition of drinking tea and coffee in Canada. For instance, the history of the famous Nabob Coffee is longer than 115 years. Red Rose Tea was also invented in the 1890s and remains popular nowadays. Also, Canada was the first country to introduce milk bags.
Regarding the other popular Canadian drinks without alcohol, one might think about spruce beer and Canada Dry ginger ale (though, both these drinks can be alcoholic too). Spruce beer was invented in Quebeck and is typically made of essence, needles, or buds of spruce trees. Ginger ale is a carbonated soft drink that was introduced in 1851. There are two ways of adding ginger, though: the golden style and the dry style, and only the latest refers to the invention of a Canadian.
Canadian Club is the most popular and distinguished brand of whiskey in Canada
One of the most popular Canadian drinks that many tourists rush to buy in order to boast something special in front of their friends is Alcool Global 94%, a high-alcoholic beverage with the self-explanatory name. This drink was invented in Quebeck and remains to be one of the distinctive attributes of this region. If you want something less hardcore than this beverage, there are various brands of the pure Canadian whiskey. The Canadian Club Company is the oldest producer of whiskey in the country and was founded in 1858. Actually, there are many sorts of whiskey produced by this company, including Canadian Club Classic, Canadian Club 100 Proof, Canadian Club Chairman’s Select 100% Rye, and the mix called Canadian Club Whisky & Dry (a mix of ginger ale and whiskey). Crown Royal, another famous brand of whiskey, appeared in 1939 as a tribute to the visit of the British monarch and his wife. Until 1964, only the Canadians and visitors of this country were able to buy this top-selling sort of whiskey.
Sometimes you have a feeling that the majority of drinks that the Canadians like come with us: ice beer, ice wine, and ice cider. For instance, Canada, along with Germany, is one of the largest producers of ice wine. Maple liqueur is also incredibly popular within the country. Basically, this beverage is just a mix of a rye whiskey and maple syrup (which also was invented in Canada, by the way). Yukon Jack is another Canadian liqueur that is made of the Canadian whiskey and honey for a softer, sweeter taste.
Caribou is one more drink that was created in Quebeck and is made of maple syrup, whiskey, and red wine. At first, it was a home-made drink, but, eventually, Caribou has been popularized within the country and beyond. And the Caesar cocktail is the last Canadian drink listed in this article. It may remind Bloody Mary to some of the readers, but no, the Bloody Caesar is made of vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, clam broth, and tomato juice.