‘Tis the season of relaxing with friends and family! We’ve tapped into a few of the city’s hottest mixologists to nab a few of the most unforgettable summer cocktail recipes to try at home…or, even better get yourself to these hotspots afterwork!
NOTA BENE’S MURASAKI
A modern take on the classic Gin and Tonic. This tasty drink is named after an author from ancient Japan – with a crater on Mercury named after her! See for yourself if this delicious refreshment is as legendary as its namesake.
- 1.5 oz Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
- 0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
- 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1.25 oz Fever Tree Tonic
- 5 Purple Shiso Leaves
Shake all ingredients except for the tonic. Fine strain into Coupe. Top with the fever tree tonic. Garnish with a purple shiso leaf.
Nota Bene’s Osgoode Grog is named after the closest subway station to Nota Bene. “Grog” is the go-to drink for sailors on long journeys and an old term for an alcoholic beverage made with beer, rum and lemon or lime!
- 2 oz Bacardi 8-year Rum
- 0.75 oz Simple Syrup
- Juice of an entire Lime
- 4 drops of Vanilla Extract
- 2 oz Goose Island Honkers Ale
Shake all ingredients except the beer. Dump into Collins glass. Top with the beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.
THE CARBON BAR’s BOOYA CACHACA
The burst of flavour from this sophisticated drink will make you yell its name – BOOYA-CACHACA!
- 2 oz of Leblon Cachaca
- 2 muddled Lime Wedges
- 2 muddled Blood Orange Segments
- 1 oz of Vanilla Tincture
- Top with Elderflower Presse
Hard shake and dump all contents into a Collins glass. Serve almost like a Caipirinha.