Winters in Toronto are tough, but you don’t have to just stay home under layers and layers of blankets.
There are many ways to beat the cold this winter and one of them is having a little drink to warm you up. From hot toddies to apple cider to mulled wine and more, there are tons of amazing drinks to warm you up in Toronto this winter.
Check out the best places to get winter cocktails in Toronto below.
146 Ossington Avenue, North of Queen Street W
Miracle Toronto is a yearly Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. This year it will be open from November 25th to December 26th. The cocktail bar is run by Civil Liberties, and they offer all kinds of Christmas themed cocktails and drinks.
815 Bloor St W
Northwood is a cafe and bar that serves up craft beer, cocktails, and cold brew coffee. This season, they offer a hot toddy made with calvados, bourbon, house apple butter jam, and lemon. They also make a tasty hot chocolate made with El Dorado rum, coconut, white chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom and banana mousse.
The Pretty Ugly Bar
1237 Queen St W
The Pretty Ugly Bar is a cozy, chill trendy bar that serves up cocktails and mocktails. Throughout the week they have specials like cocktails of the day and date night Wednesday. This winter, they are serving a hot toddy, which is a herbal hot drink made with cognac, genepi, ginger, lemon, and sage. The drink is available in a single or large serving that can be shared.
150 York St
The Drake is a chic, upscale restaurant. It is a stylish space decorated with art and also has a patio. This place serves up drinks like cocktails, wine, beer and more. This holiday season, they are serving up a mug of boozy apple cider, which is made with No.40 Canadian whisky, mulled apple cider, cinnamon and star anise.
The Cloak Bar
488 Wellington St W
The Cloak bar is a dimly lit speakeasy bar that is known for its crafted cocktails and throwing good parties. This winter season, they are serving up a drink that will warm up your soul: scotch. Each sunday they have a special called the scotch and soul, where all scotch drinks are only ten dollars.
80 Ossington Ave
Mamakas Taverna is a Greek spot that serves up Greek dishes and drinks like cocktails, scotch, whiskeys and more. They offer a winter menu, made up of a list of drinks perfect for the chilly season. Right now they are serving the Northern Almond, a roots herb spirit that is a nutty and velvety drink. It is made with amaretto, haskap, ancho, mandarin and egg whites.
Suite 114 is a prohibition-inspired cocktail bar that is obsessed with solving the mysteries in creating the perfect cocktail. They have launched their winter menu this year, and the drink to try is the Winter Winds. This cocktail has the flavour of dried fruits and baking spices, and is made with Tanqueray Gin, Amaro Montenegro, Labbe Francois Cassis, Lillet Blanc, and Nutmeg.
The Distillery District
The Distillery District holds the Toronto Christmas Market each year, and they have many vendors that sell food, drinks, goods and more. One drink to try is the mulled wine, which is a hot spiced wine drink typically made with red wine. Mulled wine is the best way to warm yourself up from the cold and get into the Christmas spirit.