Canadian Coffee – Eh?

In Canada, certain things are iconic, such as the love for hockey, Tim Hortons, and the unique Grind Rum Espresso Liquor – at least, that’s what we believe.

Let’s start with hockey. In Canada, the connection to hockey is so strong that it’s said you’re never more than seven degrees of separation away from Sidney Crosby. Hockey isn’t just a sport in The Great White North; it’s a community pillar. 

Episode 11 of “Cocktails with Friends” delves into this, highlighting how local arenas and leagues are the heart of Canadian towns, creating lifelong friendships and rivalries. While not all players reach the NHL, they often become local legends. Ken Reid, a Canadian broadcaster and host of Sportsnet Central, captures these heartwarming tales from all over the country, from Pictou, Nova Scotia, to Kimberley, British Columbia, in his new book Hometown Hockey Heroes.

Moving on to coffee, Canadians’ love for Tim Hortons is undeniable. Tim Hortons is not just a coffee shop; it’s a cultural phenomenon, far surpassing Starbucks’s popularity in Canada. To put it in perspective, if we were comparing them to wrestling stars, Tim Hortons would be Hulk Hogan, and Starbucks would be Tito Santana.

And when it comes to enhancing coffee, Canadians are known to enjoy adding a bit of liquor. Some prefer whiskey, but we have a unique twist with Grind, which combines a robust espresso shot with carefully selected distilled spirits from across the globe.

Whether you’re braving another cold northern winter or enjoying a hockey game, we’ve got the perfect Canadian coffee recipe to warm you up: 

Candian Coffee Eh

• One Large Black Tim Horton’s Coffee with Room For Cream Eh

• 2 ounces of Gring Rum Espresso Liquor

• Gentle Stir. Put the lid back on and enjoy your child’s Hockey Game  Eh

As we raise our cups of Canadian Coffee Eh, we do so not just in appreciation of a warm beverage on a cold day, but in a gesture of camaraderie and respect. 

It’s a toast to our northern neighbors’ resilience, warmth, and unique character. Each sip, each hockey game cheered, and each story shared over a cup of Tim Hortons connects us, in spirit, to the heart of Canadian life – a life marked by community, tradition, and a distinct zest for the simple joys.

So, whether you’re a whiskey enthusiast or a cocktail aficionado, we invite you to join us on our Cocktails with Friends podcast, where we share insider tips, secret recipes, and engaging conversations with fellow enthusiasts of fine food and drink.