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.