Caribou

The latest Canadian oddity to cause us to reconsider our judgement of the country altogether, Caribou is a heady brew made from a mixture of red wine, whiskey, and maple syrup. Folklore attributes the drink to Quebecois hunters who supposedly mixed caribou blood with whisky in an attempt to stay warm on frigid, winter nights. We'll stick with the wine version, thank you, warmed in lieu of cider (though apparently it's nice over ice, too). [$18 for 750ml; mondiaalliance.com]