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Savoury cocktails? Also other types of interesting ones..

helenhelen Feb 24, 2011 01:14 AM

Is there anywhere in the city I can get interesting savoury cocktail drinks (beyond bloody mary and caesars)?

Also, I went to this really delicious Japanese cocktail bar in Manhattan recently that had a lot of really unique cocktails designed by the bartender. Any recommendations for places for a nice drink in Toronto (not just savoury)?

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  1. jlunar Feb 24, 2011 07:22 AM

    Currently, the most interesting/tasty drinks to me are at The Black Hoof. It's not an extensive menu, but the drinks are well thought out. Though I can't say they're always savoury.

    Campagnolo also has some interesting drinks, but I haven't gone through their drinks menu very thoroughly yet.

    The Black Hoof
    928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

    832 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON , CA

    1. pinstripeprincess Feb 24, 2011 07:29 AM

      i haven't found the black hoof ones to be savoury except for their take on a caesar. they tend to incorporate a lot of fruit via the infusions they do. i love staring at all their jars.

      good night might be an option but they tend to run classic. i quite enjoyed their tea at goodnight so it's different, some tannins, but not exactly savoury.

      you might do well at bar chef.

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        JennaBean Feb 24, 2011 01:21 PM

        I second good night as an option and one of their bartenders also works at Ame where they do lovely drinks as well.

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          helenhelen Feb 28, 2011 11:20 PM

          did some of the replies get removed? some people had recommended bar chef and those comments are gone now!

          anyway, thank you all for the suggestions.

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          1. re: helenhelen
            The Chowhound Team Mar 1, 2011 04:21 AM

            Just a note that nothing has been removed from this thread.

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              helenhelen Mar 1, 2011 07:39 PM

              i just realized that bar chef is mentioned above. for some reason, i thought there were more replies but i must have been thinking of another thread

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            myriam5555 Mar 1, 2011 07:43 PM

            I like the tequila-based cocktails from Reposado, though they are not savoury

            136 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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            1. re: myriam5555
              JennaBean Mar 2, 2011 06:06 AM

              They do have to spicy tomato drink that goes with the tequlia which is lovely. I believe it is called sangrita.

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              ylsf Mar 2, 2011 04:47 AM

              I had a pear/rosemary cocktail at Biff's Bistro which was pretty good and I guess would fall into the savoury category (wasn't really sweet at all from what I recall)

              Biff's Bistro
              4 Front St. E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, CA

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              1. re: ylsf
                pinstripeprincess Mar 2, 2011 05:28 AM

                splendido has a cocktail with rosemary... can't remember which one, but i think it involved gin... unfortunately it mostly amounted to a sprig of rosemary in the drink and so it didn't have a very strong infusion at all.

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