I wanted to make a drink inspired by the neighbourhood my venue, Bar Mordecai, was in. One of my favourite things about Dundas Street West is how beautifully we capture that evening magic hour. At certain times of the year, it feels like the street is perfectly drenched in flattering and beautiful golden light.
Ward 9 in Toronto is the Davenport ward, home to various European diaspora communities. This cocktail takes a bit from Portugal, Italy and Spain with a back bone of Canadian whisky.
45ml Lot 40 Whisky Dark Oak
15 ml L’Apertivo Nonino
15 ml fino sherry
10 ml white port
5 ml Liquore Pino Mugo
Combine in chilled mixing glass. Add old draft or similar ice. Stir for 15 seconds or until well chilled and diluted. Rinse chilled glass with the absinthe of your choice. Strain your beautiful chilled cocktail from your mixing glass into your aromatic and chilled glass. Express lemon oils over the drink. Enjoy!