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.
- 2 ounces Canadian rye whisky
- 1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 orange peel
If you’ve never made simple syrup before, click here for a recipe.
- Combine rye, Fernet, simple syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice.
- Stir for 20 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
- Squeeze a piece of orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.
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 after 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 🙂