CBC's Birkie Break declared Edmonton's winter alcoholic drink
Trancend Coffee owner Paul Mark created drink as homage to annual ski festival
CBC Edmonton AM and Transcend Coffee's "Birkie Break" is now officially Edmonton's winter signature alcoholic drink.
The drink was declared the winner Tuesday night in a competition sponsored by the City of Edmonton's Winter City promotion.
The "Birkie Break," an homage to the city's Birkebeiner ski festival, features double-strength coffee with spiced rum.
The "Birkie Break" served warm, inspired by the Birkebeiner cross country ski race, as a drink to enjoy at the 30km point to warm and relax.
3 oz of double strength brewed coffee (35 grams to 8oz of water) of fresh ground La Joya
To make the spiced syrup follow these directions:
Add 10 grams of cinnamon bark, 5 grams of green cardamon seeds and 5 grams of allspice to 500 ml of water
Rosemary Ginger Beer from the students at Jasper Place High School is the city's non-alcoholic drink.