Summer Cocktail Recipes From Our Favourite Mixologists

‘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!


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 Murasaki



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.

Nota Bene Osgoode Grog



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.

The Carbon Bar's Booya Cachaca


Sonya is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of She is also a well-established contributing lifestyle writer to other sites and magazines sharing her passion for arts & culture, fashion, beauty, travel and food. Sonya is based in Toronto, Canada. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @theculturepearl

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