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Toronto’s Finest Seasonal Sippers

The best cocktails in Toronto are no longer found only in speakeasy-inspired bars and on the high end restaurant circuit. The cocktail movement has officially exploded giving rise to a new, creative contingent of bartenders and mixologists looking to our unique edible landscape for inspiration.

Gone are the days of techni-colour umbrellas and pre-made sour mix, instead you�ll find house made shrubs and tinctures, handmade garnishes and perfectly paired glassware.

This season, step out of the cold and into a local restaurant in one of Toronto�s many vibrant neighbourhoods. There you�re sure to find a passionate barkeep looking to pour you a classic.

Need inspiration? Here�s what three of the city�s favorite cocktail connoisseurs are pouring right now.


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If Vesper Had Been A Toronto Girl — she would have definitely had a cocktail at Cafe Belong!

CAFA� BELONG
550 Bayiew Ave     416-901-8234

Locavore�s have long been flocking to this Feast ON Certified outpost at The Evergreen Brick Works in the Don Valley. Come winter, the skating rink and outdoor market (where many a mug of Ontario Mulled Wine can be had) it�s the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Come nightfall, move inside for one of Renata Clingen�s sustainable sippers. If Vesper Had Been A Toronto Girl, a classic martini made with Gin, Vodka and Pear Eau De Vie from Dillon’s in Beamsville; stirred not shaken, is a great way to start your meal.


FARMHOUSE TAVERN
1627 Dupont Ave     416-561-9114

This west end tavern offers a rotating chalkboard menu, an extensive wine list, and a mean set of sippers. One on offer right now is The Old Man Winter; perfectly suited to satisfy even the crankiest of holiday haters. A generous pour of bourbon, Moondog Bitters, plus citrus and clove can does tend to do that after all.


THE WHIPPOORWILL     
1285 Bloor St West     416-530-2999

Show up for the burger, stay for the cocktails. The current round up of curiously delicious cocktails includes the delightful Culture Clash. Canadian Club %100 Rye is shaken with Masala Chai Vermouth, Amaro Averna, Cardamom and a healthy dash of Spanish bitters for a delightful drink.


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