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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos by John Tan