These are 9 must-have holiday cocktails in Toronto this season

Nov 26 2018, 7:36 pm

Toronto’s cocktail scene is always lit, but this season it’s looking particularly merry and bright.

From your favourite bars to new holiday pop-ups, there are a bunch of spots serving seasonal drinks to add some extra holly jolly to your days.

Whether you try one or try them all, these spiked flavours are sure to amp up your holiday cheer.

Miracle Pop-Up Bar

 

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This holiday-themed bar is visiting Toronto for the season, and it brought plenty of creative cocktails to kick-start your Christmas spirit. Opt for the classy Christmaspolitan, or maybe the Run Run Rufolph? Or both.

Address: 251 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-546-5634
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Toronto Christmas Market

 

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Year after year, the Toronto Christmas Market proves itself a reliable spot to wet your whistle with mulled wine and Amarula-spiked hot chocolate. These drinks are so good. So good! And they warm you up. Double-whammy.

Address: Distillery Historic District
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Northwood

 

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Canada is winter. Winter is Canada. Northwood gets it. Enter: The Tobermory. Rye, chestnut and pear liqueurs, maple, and walnut come together to create a most Canadian Old Fashioned. Sounds satisfying, eh?

Address: 815 Bloor Street West
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Lockhart Bar

 

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… although not technically “Christmas-y,” there’s something that feels very festive about Harry Potter. So, if you’re feelin’ the season but aren’t in the mood for overt holiday cheer, find it in a roundabout way at Lockheart. Sip on Better Beer and nostalgia, reminiscing about all of Ron’s embarrassing Christmas presents.

Address: 1479 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-748-4434
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Mulberry Bar

 

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Can’t decide between hot tea and a warming cocktail? Mulberry bar is helping you out with the Darjeeling Ltd. Made with both rye and rum, house chai, lime and bitters, it’s an ideal drink for these cold winter nights.

Address: 828 Bloor Street West
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East Thirty-Six

 

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The Christmas Morning, made with strawberry infused vodka, cream de menthe, strawberry syrup, cranberry juice and topped with Cava, is on the brunch menu… but it’s available all day, too. (Bless up.)

Address: 36 Wellington Street East
Phone: 647-350-3636
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Lavelle

Lavelle

This cocktail is ready to become your Number Juan Eggnog of choice. Made with tequila, soma “Maya” drinking chocolate and nutmeg, it’ll have you feeling warm from the inside out.

Address: 627 King Street West
Phone: 647-347-9353
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Montauk

 

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Made with spiced rum and a sprig of seasonal garnish, the Time Piece is a winter-time mule. Bring some warmth to your tummy and soul with this drink, served in a very Canadian camping-style vessel.

Address: 765 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-823-6910
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Omni King Edward

Omni King Edward

Our cup runneth over with the holiday offerings at the Omni this season. A whole “Hot Chocolate for Grown-ups” menu is available, offering spiked hot cocoa with additions from candy cane to marshmallows to jalapeños. For even more variety, you’ll also find a menu of “Cookie Cocktails” featuring 6 boozy confections inspired by holiday cookies. Ho-ho-ho, Cinnamon Churro!

Address: 37 King Street East
Phone: 416-863-9700
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