Monday, March 18, 2013

Another version of Quebec City Caribou

Caribou is a favorite at Quebec City's Winter Carnival. Photo © by Judy Wells.
Like poutine, another traditional winter treat, Quebec City's Caribou has more than one version.

According to the official website, this is the first.

"Caribou, a feisty alcoholic beverage, became popular in the early Carnivals. The recipe was created by Ti-Père, a business that was first established on Ste-Thérèse Street in the lower city, then, more recently, in Old Québec. Suffice it to say a typical caribou contains brandy, vodka, sherry and port… Wow!

Ti-Pere Caribou

10 servings

3 oz. Vodka
3 oz. Brandy
12 ½ oz. Canadian Sherry
12 ½ oz. Canadian Port

Mix together and heat before serving.