Summer's Negroni

August 5th was a beautiful day in Toronto; a perfect summer day to visit La Société to check out their new Le Cocktail menu. The restaurant would be introducing five new cocktails, the creations of sommelier, cocktail designer, and mixologist Kyle Stefanato.

The five new summer cocktails on the Le Cocktail menu are:

Watermelon Julep – Makers Mark bourbon, peach schnapps, fresh watermelon, mint, fresh lime.  This was my favourite cocktail of the evening.  It was refreshing and light – like summer in a glass.

Watermelon Julep

Watermelon Julep

Summer’s Negroni – Brokers gin, aperol, Dolins dry sec, grapefruit bitters, grapefruit essence. This was a great take on the classic negroni – a summer version that’s lighter tasting.

Summer's Negroni

Summer’s Negroni

Spice of Life – chili infused casadores reposado tequila, elderflower liquer, pear juice, fresh lime.  This was another favourite, with the chili providing a flavour punch.

Spice of Life

Spice of Life

Peach Mule – peach infused 3 year old Eldorado rum, Caton french ginger liquer, ginger beer, fresh lime and ginger.  Even though it’s called a peach mule, the peach flavour was more subtle compared to the ginger elements.  Nevertheless, it was delicious.

Peach Mule

Peach Mule

Absinthe Suissese – absinthe, orgeate almond syrup, orange flower water, egg white, orange zest.  This was probably the most decadent of the cocktails tonight.  If you like absinthe, you’ll enjoy this drink.

Absinthe Suissese

Absinthe Suissese

Along with the cocktails, we also sampled some snacks which included, the tuna tartare, seafood ceviche, grilled cheese sandwiches, and the LS burger.  Everything was delicious, as we’ve come to expect at La Société.

All of the cocktails on the new Le Cocktail menu were thoughtfully crafted and complex.  The components worked harmoniously together, leaning towards a bright and refreshing flavour profile, representative of summer.   Definitely worth a visit to Le Sociéte to give these a try!

La Société is located at 131 Bloor St. W in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.

For more information:
http://toronto.lasociete.ca
Twitter: @La_Societe #LeCocktail
Instagram: @La_Societe #LeCocktail
Facebook: LaSocieteBistro

Photos by John Tan

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John Tan

John is an avid traveller, but equally loves being a tourist in his own city. With camera in hand, he enjoys discovering the sights, sounds, tastes, and everything else that Toronto has to offer. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@iam_johntan) to see what he's been up to lately.