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The N'Ice Martini Recipe from The Ice Hotel

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The N'Ice Martini Recipe from The Ice Hotel

ice-hotel-deskThirty minutes outside of Quebec City is the The Hôtel de Glace at Station touristique Duchesnay, on the shores of Lac St-Joseph. I’m sure you have all heard of it as I had, so I decided to check it out while I was in Quebec City for the wine show. I could never get quite get my mind around the concept – how does it not come tumbling down around you? Where do you sleep? What if you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Well, I saw it for my own eyes and I have to say the only way you would get me laid out on a slab of ice would be if my last breath had already left my body! Although in all fairness, I must admit I'm not a winter kind of person, so perhaps a more adventurous cold-loving soul would relish the opportunity to sleep in a refrigerator. chandelierAt 8:00, all of the tourists are shuffled out of the building and the hotel guests are invited to their rooms, which are basically refrigerated boxes with crown moldings and animal furs. All of your belongings are stored at the The Duchesnay, the main hotel. You are given an arctic sleeping bag and are supposedly set for the night. The bartender told me that your best bet to sleep and keep warm is to get naked and curl up in your sleeping bag, which made my "where do you go to the bathroom" question all the more prertinent! The architectural structure and detailed carvings are quite astounding, but the best thing about the Ice Hotel was the cocktail we had at the bar to warm up! ice-glassesN’Ice Martini 1 oz Vodka 2 oz Pinnacle Ice Cider Pour over ice or serve in an ice low ball pictured here. the hotel goes through over 3,000 ice glasses a day!
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