It’s the time of the year we’ve all been waiting for. The days are longer, the temperature is warmer, and restaurants and bars are dusting off their patios for the season ahead: nothing says ‘summer’ better than grabbing a cold beverage al fresco. Listed below are the top seasonal drinks to try in Toronto this summer, so grab a thirsty friend and enjoy these tantalizing creations at the city’s best spots.
Hunters Landing is a roomy sports bar with an excellent patio and mezzanine seating serving a menu of hearty Canadian fare and drinks. We recommend the famous ‘The Cure’ Caesar, which is practically an entire meal. Topped with a lobster tail, house-pickled vegetables, smoked cheese, sausage, bacon and pizza crust, this meal in a glass is the perfect option after a long night out with friends.
Hunters Landing; 82 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 352 6082
The Drake Hotel consists of multiple on-site dining options, a lounge with live music, event spaces and a rooftop patio known as The Sky Yard, one of the best patios in the city. For a refreshing summer beverage, select the ‘Wanderlust’ which is made with lemon juice, muddled cucumber, mint, and raspberry. Your choice of vodka, gin, or tequila will kick it up a notch.
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 531 5042
Rhum Corner serves Haitian grub and rum cocktails, complete with Caribbean music that will transport you to that all-inclusive resort you’ve been dreaming of. Their unique cocktail list features drinks from every island making the choice a difficult one: we recommend the piña colada – the ultimate way to cool down during those sticky summer months. It’s made with two different types of rum, coconut cream, pineapple and lime juice and finished with a spritz of Gosling’s.
Rhum Corner, 926 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 346 9356