Patio season is nearly upon us! The weather is getting warmer and the patio drinks are calling our names. While there is certainly no lack of cool bars to hit up around the city, some are creating exceptional cocktails that deserve a special mention. Until we can get back to drinking with our groups of friends, we have to stick with just our household members, but there are still many cocktails to be enjoyed! To celebrate the upcoming summer season we have rounded up 6 of the 6ix’s coolest cocktails to sip outside on these amazing bar patios.
Check out These 6 Cocktails This Summer Patio Season:
Bar Reyna– Mezcal Smokeshow
Bar Reyna will be opening up their beautiful secret garden patio escape very soon and we could not be more excited! Celebrate the reopening with this feisty cocktail with a tasty kick. Cazadorez tequila, mezcal, cointreau, lime, cayenne-pineapple syrup, orange juniper bitters and a hawaiian black salt rim make this beautiful concotion.
Miku– Ichigo Smash
Doesn’t this cocktail just scream summertime?! Try it out for yourself at one of Toronto’s best Japanese restaurants, Miku, located at Toronto’s beautiful Harbour Front at Bay and Queen’s Quay. The refreshing Ichigo Smash is made with tantakatan shochu, fresh strawberry, rose liqueur, lime and rhubarb bitters.
The One Eighty– Run Leila Run
If you have yet to check out The One Eighty’s spectacular patio on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre you have got to put it on your list for this summer. They have an amazing selection of specialty cocktails but the Run Leila Run cocktail is especially fantastic. Lamb’s White, Malibu coconut rum, peach puree, pineapple juice, ginger beer and lemon make this sweet and refreshing treat.
The Porch– The Porch Punch
The Porch is the perfect place to get your Insta-worthy patio pics this summer. Aside from having the best view of the CN tower, The Porch has a stellar selection of bucket margaritas and other picture-perfect cocktails. Check out The Porch Punch- rum, Blue Curacao, lime, pineapple juice, sprite and an upside-down Coronita. The best tropical vibes!
Lavelle– Thai Basil Mojito
Another patio with a glorious view, Lavelle is offering amazing summer cocktails on their luxurious King West space. Complete with cabanas, outdoor bars and pools, this is the perfect summer “getaway” in the city. There is no shortage of delicious seasonal cocktails here but we are loving the Thai Basil Mojito. White rum, fresh lime juice, cane syrup, Thai basil leaves and soda create this fantastic twist on the classic.
Kost– California Punch
Inspired by the Bajan coast, this fairly new Toronto patio has an exciting selection of cocktails atop the Bisha Hotel. Curb your wanderlust and California dreamin’ with this California Punch made with Bacardi spiced rum, Huana Guanabana, guava, lemon and grapefruit. Hello summer!