Canada is the tenth highest coffee consumer in the world. Most Canadians can’t begin their day without a large double double from Tim Hortons. You’ll have fun learning the lingo for yourself as you try their famous coffee.
Canada’s most well-known beer brewers are Labatt, Molson, Sleeman and Moosehead. Recently, microbreweries and craft beers have been popping up all over the country appealing to many different markets. Trying a Canadian beer while you’re in the country is a must!
Ontario and British Columbia are the two largest wine producing provinces in Canada. Wineries in British Columbia primarily grow vitis vinifera, with the top planted grapes being Chardonnay, Merlot, pinot gris, and pinot noir. If you’re up for a treat, try ice wine! Made from leaving the grapes on the vine into winter, it creates a thick, syrupy wine that is delicious as is or on an ice cream dessert.
The Caesar is Canada’s national cocktail. A take on the Bloody Mary (but way better), it’s made of vodka, clamato juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce and garnished with a salt rim and celery stalk. But, bars love to “out-garnish” each other. Sometimes you can find caesars topped with the likes of shrimp, bacon, onion rings, and even pizza, burgers, and entire roast chickens!
Rye (Canadian whiskey)
Canadian whiskey is made with small amounts of highly-flavourful rye grain and that is why it is simply called rye. The most famous brands are Crown Royal and Canadian club. Be sure to enjoy a rye and ginger, a very popular mix of Canadian whiskey and ginger ale.