In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the deliciously unique cocktails offered at the popular Toronto bars Barchef, The Harbord Room and Northwood. We'll trust you've tried at least one of them by now! For Part 2, we're going to dive into the drinks on the menu at The Carbon Bar, Bar Isabel and Country General, which are ideal for those summer patio nights in the city - and there aren't many left.
The Carbon Bar
Located on Queen Street East, The Carbon Bar has been brought to the city by the team of Nota Bene. Known for their size and stunning interior decor, they offer a cocktail list reminiscent of the Prohibition era. The Black Mamba Margarita is an incredible combination of charcoal infused Tromba tequila, St. Germain, Bowmore and lime with a sea salt rim. The bar's own Carolina Cross is an original recipe and features Prosecco, Aperol, gin, watermelon, jalapeno, cucumber, cilantro and lemon bitters. Looking for something a bit more understated? The Heart of Gold, another house creation, is a five-ingredient classic with bourbon, port, dolin rouge, chartreuse and orange bitters. Click here for the full menu.
A trendy College Street hangout, Bar Isabel offers great drinks alongside stunning Spanish food that's guaranteed to satisfy. They offer a classic Sazerac made with authentic (and rare!) Sazerac 6-year rye, a sugar cube, peychauds bitters, an absinthe rinse and lemon zest. Their ...A Woman Scorned is the perfect drink for celebrating a break-up and features Devil’s cut bourbon, Amaro Averna, Campari, a cinnamon and clove tincture, deathwish syrup and snake oil bitters. For those who prefer the less exotic side of life, the Last Word is a simple yet satisfying mix of Tanqueray gin, luxardo maraschino liqueur, green chartreuse and lime juice. Curious about their other options? Click here to find out more.