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Amber Bruce’s Boulevardier Cocktail

I was originally taught a 1:1:1 ratio, but it always seemed a little off to me. The whisky would get lost, and the balance was off. So I rejigged it to be heavier on the whisky while relaxing the Campari and…

The Herradura Margarita

Swim against the tide on National Margarita Day with La Ciudad. Featuring Ancho Chili Liqueur and Chocolate Bitters, it deserves a place on your favourite tequila cocktails list.

The Black Diamond

Introduced to me by one of my mentors, Robin Goodfellow, this is an oldie but a goodie. It represents the very close relationship I have with cocktails that are simplistic in ingredients yet complex in flavour. I’ve always admired forgotten classics…

Bar Raval’s Dressed to Suppress

Of all the watering holes around the country, none evokes such ardent enthusiasm as Bar Raval. The beloved bar retains the title of Canada’s Best Bar for a second year, by a wide margin of votes from our judges. Here's…

Leisure Noise Cocktail

This fragrant rum-based libation from John Bunner, Operations Manager at Alo, Aloette, and Alobar in Toronto, is garnished with a bundle of herbs tied together with lemon peel—inspired by a bouquet garni used for flavouring stocks and stews.   Leisure Noise Cocktail…

High & Dry Cocktail

Inspired by a Negroni Sbagliato, this bright and floral High & Dry cocktail from Kaitlyn Stewart, Manager at Royal Dinette in Vancouver (and 2017 Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year), is the perfect crowd-pleasing aperitif   High & Dry…

Levante Cocktail

Named after the hot, dry winds that blow through the sherry-producing regions of Spain, Breanne Belitski's, (Head Bartender at Little Oak Bar in Halifax), simple sherry-based Levante cocktail tastes like an elegant updated martini.   Levante Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 11⁄2 oz London Dry…

Harvest Wish Cocktail

Pantry staples are elevated to new heights in this fuss-free and fruity rye-based drink from cocktail-master Evelyn Chick, Bar Manager at Pretty Ugly Toronto   Harvest Wish Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 11⁄2 oz Amontillado sherry 1oz Lot40 100% Canadian rye 1⁄2 oz…

Tonton Rémi

Tonton Rémi

The Tonton Rémi combines aromatic Calvados, gin and lemon with a subtle brown butter-roasted butternut squash syrup to deliver the true taste of fall in Québec.

THE LOTUS MARTINI

It's the perfect martini for summer quaffing thanks to the bright and bracing flavour courtesy of tart, citrusy grapefruit bitters and zest.  INGREDIENTS 3 parts Elit Vodka 1⁄4 part dry vermouth 3 dashes grapefruit bitters grapefruit zest METHOD Stir in…

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