If at first you are hesitant about trying absinthe, you can slowly dip your toes in with an absinthe rinse, which is perfected at Weslodge. A ‘rinse’ is defined as coating a cocktail glass in absinthe and then discarding the excess liquid. It provides a subtle taste for a beginner. We recommend the ‘Gentlemen’s Quarterly’, which consists of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Benedictine, Strega, grapefruit bitters, and an absinthe rinse. The bartenders at Weslodge are redefining the art of the cocktail, and specialize in what is referred to as ‘pure spirit cocktails’. Only booze, bitters, aromatics, tinctures, and citrus oils here.
Weslodge, 480 King St W, Toronto, Canada, + 1 647 496 0612