Often, living in the city can get overwhelming. With Toronto hosting multiple events in the summer, and sometimes all at the same time, stepping foot outside your door to grab a drink can come with some anxiety.
That’s totally okay because we have you covered when it comes to indulging and creating some high-end cocktails, and these are drinks you can make at home.
Stirring up a few simple mixed drinks would be too easy; thanks to Eataly Toronto, the cocktails you could find at your favourite restaurant can now be made in the luxury of your own home.
When we talk about a good cocktail, we got to talk about tension because a good cocktail has tension. Tension occurs in the sense of balance between the elements: alcoholic strength, sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, temperature and texture. Relying on something as simple as flavour alone is not quite enough to make a good cocktail great.
Another good trait about a great cocktail that often gets forgotten is the aroma. Many things contribute to a liquor’s flavour profile; thus, a great-tasting cocktail comes down to how the liquor in question was prepared. A few things to factor into a nice bottle of whatever you’re using in your cocktail are; how is it aged? What is it aged in? How many rounds of distillation has it gone through? Where was it made? Etc. These factors could elevate a great cocktail to another level.
These are just a few cocktail recipes to suit a variety of palates.
Italian Summer Cocktail
The first cocktail is made for the summer, specifically the Italian summer.
This Italian summer cocktail features our very favourite Aperol Spritz! You can expect this drink to be light, bubbly and just the right selection for a three-course meal. The Italian summer cocktail makes you feel like you are having dinner at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. This cocktail dances between a combination of bitter and sweet and hangs nicely with the bubbles from the prosecco and club soda to offer a cocktail that is not just refreshing but also very aromatic. The Italian summer cocktail is a classic for a reason.
Cocomero al Fresco
This cocktail combination is for the ones with a sweet tooth and pairs well with National Watermelon Day on August 3rd.
The Cocomero al Fresco was created with the thought process of it being a drink to enjoy while soaking in the sun’s rays on a nice summer’s day. This cocktail combines simple syrup, Gin, Cappelletti Aperitivo, soda water and of course, the main event, watermelon. Look for this drink’s notes to be not just sweet but fresh and energizing.
And lastly, we got to go with the most classic cocktail, a Classic Negroni. This cocktail has been around since the dawn of time, so it never gets old. The Classic Negroni is for those who want something simple and robust. A statement piece. This classic cocktail combines Campari, Vermouth and Gin, topped with the essential part, an orange peel. This drink will make you feel like you are the main character in your own movie.
To compare taste notes to your new creations, you can find these cocktails and much more at all four Eataly Toronto restaurants.
Eataly Toronto is hosting its first-ever Cocktail Fest till August 7, where all classic cocktails are only $10.