Calgary invented the Caesar and the province’s only fruit winery is in Strathcona County, so we’ve been thinking: What is Red Deer’s signature drink? Here are four contenders for this prestigious, and totally made up by us, title.
Open Road American Brown Ale
Winner of the silver award at the 2016 World Beer Cup, this smooth and malty brown ale made by Troubled Monk will satisfy any palate. Malty enough to please dark beer lovers but smooth enough for those that like easy drinking brews. Chocolate lovers will also like Open Road as it finishes with a sweet cocoa flavour. Created and brewed right here in Red Deer, we believe this is a top contender.
Double Bacon Caesar
Westlake Grill’s Double Bacon Caesar is a meal within itself. Made with bacon vodka and garnished with bacon, beef jerky, pickled asparagus and a zesty lime, it will be love at first sip. Ask for yours spiced how you like it to personalize this essential Red Deer drink.
Cream Earl Grey Tea
Glenn’s Restaurant is an institution on Gasoline Alley serving up yummy eats to hungry travellers 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 we know why – it’s citrusy, creamy and hot. A nice choice on a cold day.
Lavender Chocolate Latte
Perfect for those looking to add some skip to their step, the Lavender Chocolate Latte from Dose Coffee Co. not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing. Made fresh to order with dark chocolate, this latte is the perfect way to treat yourself on a cold (or hot, we don’t judge) day here in Red Deer.
Wish list: We think now is also the time to unleash a puffed wheat square martini on the world – maybe chocolate liqueur, marshmallow vodka, and a wheat beer? Maybe a little morsel of puffed wheat floating on top? We’re no mixologist but we just know some talented Red Deerian has the mad skills and patience to perfect it. Maybe it’s you!
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