Toronto Cocktail Week ’18 – Sip Sip Hooray

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Toronto is a world-class city in many respects – especially when it comes to cocktail culture. 

Case in point - Toronto Cocktail Week happening October 16 to 21, 2018. Over 50 venues will be offering signature libations for $7 to $19 each, three dollars off their regular price. An additional 25 destinations outside of the GTA and across the country are also participating this year.

In addition to tantalizing tipples, check out one-of-a-kind events from the Opening Night Gala at Ripley’s Aquarium Canada to A Tribute Concert in Memory of Gord Downie, and seminars where you’ll learn everything about Mezcal, how to create a compelling cocktail list and the rise of no- and low-alcohol cocktails.

2018 Participating Toronto Venues:

Bacchanal - 60 Sudbury St.

Martinez Grand Cru ($11) Dillon’s dry gin, sweet vermouth, Fino Sherry, Dubonnet and maraschino. 

BarChef - 472 Queen St. W.

Toasted Old Fashioned ($13) Stalk & Barrel Ontario whisky, toasted chamomile and saffron bitter, muddled orange zest and maple syrup. 

Bar Raval - 505 College St.

Supernova ($13) Dillon’s Dry 7, Tio Pepe Fino, blue chartreuse, Regan’s orange bitters and lemon twist. 

Bar Reyna - 158 Cumberland St.

London Fog ($13) Lot 40 Rye, Fernet, earl grey, honey, egg white, all spice and torched marshmallow. 

Biff’s Bistro - 4 Front St. E.

Make Me Blush ($7) Rosé, Soho Lychee Liqueur, fresh lychee strawberry and lemon.

Boutique Bar - 506 Church St.

Tres Bandidtos ($8) Olmeca Altos tequila, brandy, Campari, Angostura bitters and passion fruit purée. 

The Broadview Hotel - 106 Broadview Ave.

Dingman Sour ($11) Tanqueray gin, Peychauds Aperitivo, grapefruit juice, rhubarb syrup and egg whites. 

Campagnolo - 832 Dundas St. W.

Max Valiquette ($13) Bulleit Bourbon, Averna Amaro, Domain Canton Ginger and orange bitters.

Canoe - 66 Wellington St. W.

Harvest Spice Manhattan ($15) House-infused Canadian Club 100% Rye, sweet vermouth, sage simple syrup, cranberry bitters, fresh cranberry, maple-roasted pumpkin and turkey jerky skewer.

Carbon Bar - 99 Queen St. E.

The Smokin' Manhattan ($12) Tobacco-infused Lot 40 Rye, Dolin’s Rouge and bitters.

Civil Liberties - 878 Bloor St. W.

The Original Campari Gimlet ($12) Campari, lime, sugar and magic. 

Cold Tea - 60 Kensington Ave.

Grace Park ($12) Sake, St. Germain & Thai basil. 

Constantine - 15 Charles St. E.

Autumna ($15) Martell VS single distillery cognac, Cynar, green chartreuse, autumn bitters and grapefruit oil garnish. 

Dailo Restaurant - 503 College St.

Green Gimlet with Beefeater Gin ($11) Beefeater gin and house kaffir lime cordial.

The Drake Hotel - 1150 Queen St. W.

Rust + Bone ($13) Cedar-infused bourbon, Nonino Quintessentia Amaro, Benedictine, Angostura.

Drake Mini Bar - 150 York St.

Santa Theresa ($13) Novo Fogo cachaça, chartreuse, lime, basil and green tea.

Drake One Fifty - 150 York St.

Ginger Rogers ($12) Lot No.40 Canadian whisky, strawberry, honey, lemon, ginger and Shanghai rhubarb bitters. 

Earls Kitchen + Bar - 150 King St. W.

Tokyo Trans Am ($9.50) El Jimador Tequila, sake, yuzu, fresh lemon, Miraculous Foamer and Mt Fuji bitters.

East Thirty-Six - 36 Wellington St. E.

Riviera Lagoon ($10) Absolut strawberry infused vodka, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, lemon juice, rhubarb bitters and egg whites.

El Rey Mezcal Bar – 2A Kensington Ave.

El Nito ($11) Fino sherry, mezcal, pamplemousse liqueur, lime, kaffir and habanero shrub.

Figo - 295 Adelaide St. W.

Into The Woods ($11) Santa Theresa Grand Reserva Anejo Rum, Amaro, lime juice and torched rosemary syrup.

Founder - 1282 Dundas St. W.

Napoleon Dynamite ($14) Marie Duffau Armagnac, Bonal Aperitif, lemon juice, housemade grenadine and aromatic bitters. 

The Gaslight - 1426 Bloor St. W.

Bon Voyage ($9) Lot 40 Rye, Cynar, raspberry syrup, lemon and mint. 

Goldie - 619 King St. W.

Vodka Celebration ($18) Ketel One, blue curaçao, St.Germain, cava and fresh lemon juice.

Grey Tiger - 1190 Bloor St. W.

My Mother's Sister ($11) Sparkling wine, Cocchi Rosa, baijiu, Zaperol, ginger-lime cordial and orange-juniper bitters.

Hy’s Steakhouse Toronto - 101 Adelaide St. W.

Hy's Boulevardier ($12) Bulliet Bourbon, Aperol & Yzaguirre Reserva vermouth. 

Ivory Room (Walrus Pub & Beer Hall) - 187 Bay St.

Ivory Room Martini ($13) Beefeater Gin, Lillet Blanc, Tio Pepe Fino dry sherry, St.Germain and lemon zest.

Jump - 18 Wellington St. W.

Perfect Bourbon Sour ($10) Devil’s Cut, fresh lime, orange syrup and bitters, egg white and orange zest.

Kiin - 326 Adelaide St. W.

You Should Be Here ($11) Bourbon, port, coconut milk, blackberry, rosemary and lime. 

La Palma - 849 Dundas St. W.

Cover Girl ($14) Tanqueray Rangpur, Veganza Late HarveSt.Chardonnay, lemon, chamomile honey and lavender. 

La Societe - 131 Bloor St. W.

Spring 75 ($11) Prosecco, Tanqueray Gin, Saint Germain elderflower, fresh mint and lemon twist.

Leña Restaurante - 176 Yonge St.

The Pink Fairy Armadillo ($11) Absolut Vodka, raspberry, lemon, raspberry balsamic and sparkling wine.

Luma - 350 King St. W.

The Last Negroni ($16) Dillon’s Dry Gin 7, Aperol, Yzaguirre Rojo Reserva Vermouth, Dillon’s orange bitters & Tawse sparkling Riesling.

Mahjong Bar - 1276 Dundas St. W.

Tropic Thunder ($11) Coconut-soaked rum, Pandan, lime and pineapple. 

Maple Leaf Tavern - 955 Gerrard St. E.

Rye & Ginger Highball ‘On Tap’ ($10) J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye, fresh lime, Nicklebrook Ginger Beer and candied ginger. 

Miss Thing’s - 1279 Queen St. W.

Blood Thirsty ($12) Mount Gay Eclipse rum, lychee cactus pear juice, passion fruit, lime and simple syrup. 

Momofuku Kōjin - 190 University Ave.

Scorched Earth ($13) Mezcal, Campari, Cynar and vermouth. 

Momofuku Noodle Bar - 190 University Ave.

Seven Spice Sour Slushie ($9) Sake, togarashi, yuzu and lime.

Museum Tavern - 208 Bloor St. W.

Honey Badger ($12) Dewar’s blended scotch, Cocchi di Torino sweet vermouth, honey syrup, grapefruit, black pepper and Muskoka Mad Tom IPA. 

The One Eighty - 55 Bloor St. W.

Black Swan ($14) Bulleit Bourbon, cassis, rosemary syrup, lime juice, soda water and muddled blackberries. 

Painted Lady - 218 Ossington Ave.

Cucumber Margarita ($10.50) Altos Tequila, Triple Sec, freshly squeezed lime, freshly muddled cucumber, simple syrup and salt.

People’s Eatery - 307 Spadina Ave.

The Tequila Smoke ($10) Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila, Giffard Ginger of the Indies Liqueur, Creme de violette, lime juice, Scrappy’s Firewater bitters and shiso garnish.

Pinkerton’s Snack Bar - 1026 Gerrard St. E.

Vieux Carre ($10) Lot 40 rye whisky, cognac VSOP, Dolin sweet vermouth, Benedictine D.O.M., Angostura bitters and Peychaud’s. bitters 

Playa Cabana Hacienda - 14 Dupont St.

Margarita Norte | Margarita of the North ($10) Tromba, Cointreau, lime juice, verdita (Tromba trademarked juice: pineapple, mint, jalapeño, cilantro) & lime infused kosher salt

Poor Romeo - 1029 Gerrard St. E.

Cherry Bomb ($10) Bourbon, blackberry syrup, lime juice, muddled cherries and mint. 

Pray Tell - 838 College St.

Justice Beaver ($9) Vodka, cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger beer. 

Prettyugly Bar - 1237 Queen St. W.

In Bloom ($9) Seedilp Garden, Fauxmouth, sugar, lemon oils, garnished with a twiSt.and local herbs.

Reposado Bar & Lounge - 136 Ossington Ave.

Anejo Manhattan ($12) Cazadores Anejo tequila, Carpano vermouth, bitters and orange rind garnish.

Ritz Bar - 181 Wellington St. W.

Black Widow ($19) Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, blackberry syrup, activated charcoal lime juice, Himalayan rock salt rim and flash frozen raspberries.

Rush Lane & Co. - 563 Queen St. W.

Sicario ($13) Jalapeno and peach infused Tanqueray No. Ten, Fino sherry, lime juice, agave syrup, Mescal, selene solution and hibiscus salt garnish.

SPiN Toronto - 461 King St. W.

It’s Not Just A Phase ($13) Tito’s Vodka, Chambord, Star Anise syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice and activated charcoal.

STK Toronto - 153 Yorkville Ave.

Cucumber Stiletto ($13) Ketel One, St. Germain, muddled cucumber and mint.

Taverna Mercatto - 120 Bremner Blvd.

Moonstruck ($10) Don Julio Tequila, yellow chartreuse, maraschino, lemon and fresh OJ. 

Tuk Tuk Canteen - 397 Roncesvalles Ave.

Tuk Tuk Rum Punch ($19, serves two) Mount Gay rum, triple sec, toasted coconut syrup, fresh lemon and house cold-steeped peach tea. 

The Vatican Gift Shop - 1047 Gerrard St. E.

Ride the Cliché ($10) Altos blanco tequila, Amaro Nonino, lemon juice, lime juice, agave syrup and ginger beer.

Weslodge - 480 King St. W.

Tobacco Manhattan ($15) Cherries, Angostura bitters, tobacco tincture, Four Roses Small Batch and Cocchi sweet vermouth.


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