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Our Toronto Winter Cocktail Mission: 10 drinks that made our bucket list

In Nightlife on December 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Photo credit: Boutique Bar

With chilly weather on its way, we’re on a quest for cocktails to warm our bones and get us through the winter malaise. Inspired by our summer cocktail mission (which went smashingly well, by the way), we’ve compiled another list of must-try seasonal bevys and these are the ones that made our top 10.

The Drink: Rudolph’s Rum Diary ($11)
Where: Luma (TIFF Bell Lightbox), 350 King St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Dark rum, butterscotch liqueur, maple lemonade, ginger ale

The Drink: Gypsy Woman (2 oz, $12)
Where: The Black Hoof, 928 Dundas St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Bourbon, red wine, cherry syrup, lemon, lime, sour cherry bitters.

The Drink: The Peacemaker (3 oz, $14)
Where: Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whisky, Amaro Montenegro, Cherry Heering, Decanter Bitters

The Drink: Wake Up in Venice (2 oz, $14)
Where: Brassaii, 461 King St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Galliano, Frangelico, fresh espresso, nutmeg, nutty spice aroma, hints of vanilla, hazelnut and cinnamon, “a balanced finish akin to the smooth wake of a gondola”

The Drink: Log Cabin ($12)
Where: The Comrade, 758 Queen St. E.
Ingredients/Taste: Double smoked bacon-infused rye, maple syrup, dry vermouth, bitters, orange peel

The Drink: The Rivington Ride ($15)
Where: Thompson Hotel Lobby Bar, 55 Wellington St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Whiskey, Cointreau, dash of orange bitters, soda water, orange garnish

The Drink: Vanilla Hickory Smoked Manhattan ($45)
Where: BarChef, 472 Queen St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Crown Royal Cask 16, in-house cherry vanilla bitter, hickory smoked syrup, vanilla cognac, smoked hickory, vanilla

The Drink: Red Rooster (2 oz, $12)
Where: The County General, 936 Queen St. W.
Ingredients/Taste: Wild Turkey, Averna, Aperol, orange and angostura bitters, cherry

The Drink: Vanilla Tea ($10)
Where: Boutique Bar, 506 Church St.
Ingredients/Taste: Spiced rum, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, vanilla rooibos tea, simple syrup

The Drink: Smoked Apple Cobbler ($14)
Where: AME, 19 Mercer St.
Ingredients/Taste: Hickory smoked apple bourbon, raw sugar, house made apple cider, sour apple foam

* Published on December 2, 2011 at She Does The City