TO Bucket List: Must-try drinks in Toronto this summer

Jul 29 2021, 4:00 pm

Patio season is here!

First, we got you caught up with some must-try eats this summer, but now we want to help you stay hydrated as well.

If you’re looking for some new cocktails to try to beat the heat with some friends, we found 10 delicious options for you to try!


Horizon by the Shangri-La & Veuve Clicquot

The signature cocktail, The Pink Platinum, is made with lemon-infused Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot RosĂ©, Lychee and Raspberry. The patio at the Shangri-La is enchanting — on the rooftop and dressed in greenery.

Where: 188 University Avenue
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 pm – 2 am, Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 2 am



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Get ready for a kick — meet the Chili Coconut Margarita is made with Cazadores Blanco, Triple Sec, lime, agave, and blood orange purĂ©e. You can also enjoy this drink during Anejo’s “halfy hour.”

Where: 600 King Street West
Hours: Monday to Friday 3 pm – 1 am, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm – 1 am

Bar Raval


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The Dr.’s Orders cocktail is made with bourbon, red port, spiced vanilla syrup and lemon, and if you’re looking for a bite to try with it — the Hot Octopus is recommended.

Where: 505 College Street
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 am – 11 pm

Belgian Moon Brewery at Stackt Market


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Belgian Moon is a small-batch brewery that offers seasonal beer on its spaced-out patio (which has an awesome view of the CN Tower that we’re sure your IG feed will enjoy too). Joybird is also there serving OG Taiwanese Fried Chicken, smash burgers, and more.

Where: 28 Bathurst Street
Hours: Monday to Sunday 12 pm – 11 pm

The Broadview Hotel

You can drink in the city’s beautiful view from the Broadview Hotel’s rooftop patio, and delicious cocktails at the same time! The Lady Whistledown cocktail is made with tequila Tromba Blanco, maraschino, Violette, lemon, and egg white.

Where: 106 Broadview Avenue
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 4 pm – late, Thursday – Sunday 12 pm – late

Cactus Club


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Have summer in the palm of your hand with the new and seasonal FrosĂ© on the Cactus Club’s rooftop. This cocktail is made with rosĂ© wine, Smirnoff vodka, strawberries, elderflower, and lemon. It’s basically a slushy for adults.

Where: 77 Adelaide Street West
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30 am – 11 pm

The Score on King


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Get the best of both worlds with the Score’s Grilled Chaeser — a delicious caesar, literally topped with a grilled cheese sandwich, onion rings, and a deep-fried pickle.

Where: 107 King Street East
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 am – 1 am

Port Light


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The nautical-themed Port Light on Bloor, by The Shameful Tiki Room Toronto, creates this pretty purple cocktail with its house-made Ube cream, house falernum, white rum, amontillado sherry, pineapple, and lime juice.

Where: 946 Bloor Street West
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 5 pm – 12 am, Friday and Saturday 2 pm – 2 am, Sunday 2 pm – 12 am

Apt. 200


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This one will be a group effort — grab some friends and head to Apt. 200’s patio to order a hu-mon-gous punch bowl. There are four flavours: Catamaran Punch, Remy Punch, For Health, and White Sangria Kinda Ting.

Where: 1034 Queen Street West
Hours: Weekdays 5 pm – 2 am, weekends 3 pm – late



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There’s no need to book a flight to have a taste of Italy! You can order an Aperol Spritz at Il Patio di Eataly, its “piazza-inspired outdoor restaurant.” The chefs have curated cheese and meat boards, pasta and pizzas as well.

Where: 55 Bloor Street West
Hours: Monday to Thursday 12pm – 9pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm

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