Pur Vodka Cocktail Quebec cassis cidre SAQ Jean Rene Lebel

The Quebec Cocktail

THE QUEBEC COCKTAIL

The Quebec Cocktail is an initiative created by the SAQ in order to find the cocktail that represents our province, featuring Quebec spirits. The public had the opportunity to select a winner between three finalists. The creator of the winning cocktail would win a trip for two to London, to participate in the London cocktail week !

QUEBEC ROYAL BY JEAN-RENÉ LEBEL

Jean-René Lebel, the creator of the winning cocktail, stepped by the office to talk about his creation, the Québec Royal. It is delicious, easy to make and will be the highlight of every party!

INGREDIENTS

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz.) Pur Vodka
  • 15 ml (1/2 oz.) blackcurrant liqueur (Monna et Filles)
  • 105 ml (3 ½ oz.) sparkling cider (Michel Jodoin)
  • 15 ml (1/2 oz.) maple syrup
  • 8 ml (1/4 oz.) lemon juice
  • 1 fresh sprig thyme
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Ice cubes

PREPARATION

  • Combine all ingredients except the thyme and the lemon in a wine glass containing a few ice cubes.
  • Stir using a mixing spoon.
  • Garnish with a sprig of thyme and a lemon wedge.     

The Québec Royal is a light and festive cocktail with vodka, crème de cassis (Monna et Filles) and sparkling apple cider (Michel Jodoin). The recipe and the official video of the cocktail can be found on the site of the SAQ here.

FROM QUEBEC TO PARIS

While traveling to Paris for the tastings of Pur Vodka and romeo’s gin at the Galeries Lafayette, the Pur Vodka team seized the opportunity to showcase Quebec talent in Paris! After having gathered the ingredients, the cocktail was made right in front of the Arc de Triomphe. A street tasting like no other!

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