The Caribou cocktail

A modern, bloodless version of the drink with wine and brandy to keep you warm

caribou cocktail recipe

The most popular thing to sip during Winnipeg's Festival du Voyageur and Québec City's Carnival de Québec is so easy to make at home and best enjoyed after spending some time outside in the cold. Drink up!

The Caribou cocktail

4 cups red wine or port
1 1/2 cups Canadian whisky
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick, (optional)
2 whole cloves, (optional)
1 orange peel, (optional)

Place all ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat.

Cook until maple syrup is completely incorporated and the liquid is hot, but not boiling.

Keep warm on stove until ready to serve.

Serves 5-6
Prep Time:
1 minute
Cook Time:
5 minutes