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Have you tried Toronto’s namesake cocktail?

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The Royal Wedding is coming up this weekend and what’s a wedding without a cocktail? Since Harry and Meghan’s romance began in Toronto, Ontario, today we’re making its namesake bevvy.

The Toronto


If you’ve never made simple syrup before, click here for a recipe.


  1. Combine rye, Fernet, simple syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice.
  2. Stir for 20 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Squeeze a piece of orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.

Have you tried Toronto's namesake cocktail?Have you tried Toronto's namesake cocktail?

Want to know a little more about the history of the drink?

  • The Toronto Cocktail was originally named the Fernet Cocktail when Robert Vermeire first referenced it in Cocktails: How to Mix Them
  • It was likely brought to Toronto afterΒ Canadians abroad tried it in Vermeire’s bar in London, England
  • The Toronto Cocktail is a variation of the Old Fashioned, relying on different types of rye whisky as its alcoholic base

Well, there you have it! Is this a cocktail you’ve tried before? Oh, and of course, congrats to Harry and Meghan. Cheers πŸ™‚

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