Calgary invented the Caesar and the province’s only fruit winery is in Strathcona County, so we’ve been thinking – what’s Red Deer’s signature drink? Here are five contenders for this prestigious – and totally made up by us – title.
Stable Hand Caesar
The best date nights include a sleigh ride through the snow under 20,000 twinkling lights and a nice steak dinner at one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. The only thing missing is bacon, right? Not anymore, Heritage Ranch has just launched their new cocktail menu featuring the Stable Hand Caesar with bacon vodka and garnished with beef jerky. Their new Black Forest Cake martini is also unimaginably scrumptious.
Cream Earl Grey Tea
Glenn’s Restaurant is an institution on Gasoline Alley serving up yummy eats to hungry travelers for over 30 years. They also have a tea garden and patio in the summer and over 200 varieties of tea. Among the most popular is Cream Earl Grey and I know why – it’s citrusy, creamy and hot. A nice choice on a cold day.
Beer and poutine
Maybe Red Deer’s drinkable emblem should be a duo of bubbly beeriness and gooey graviness? Yes please! The International Beer Haus serves six kinds of poutine and I submit their Guinness float and lobster poutine for contention. You may pick the butter chicken poutine, Greek style or smoked meat with sauerkraut – feel free. We’re all about self-expression.
Wish list: I also think now is also the time to unleash a puffed wheat square martini on the world – maybe chocolate liqueur, marshmallow vodka, wheat beer? Maybe a little morsel of puffed wheat floating on top? I am no mixologist, but I just know some talented Red Deerian has the mad skills and patience to perfect it. Maybe it’s you!
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