The Toronto

What kind of Canadian company would we be, if we didn’t have a Canadian cocktail on the list? The Toronto is a riff of the class Manhattan, that goes all the way back to pre-Prohibition era. 

However, unlike its more famous cousin to the south, The Toronto goes a little bit away from the classic 2 – 1 – 2 ratio. Instead, a touch of Fernet Branca is used in place of sweet vermouth. A little bit of sweet syrup also helps tame the bitter, herbal notes of the Fernet, keeping the flavours of the cocktail balanced.




  • Oak Smoke
  • 2 oz of Dark Horse Whiskey
  • 0.25 oz of Fernet Branca
  • 0.25 oz of Demerara Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura
  • Oak Smoke
  • 60 mL of Dark Horse Whiskey
  • 7.5 mL of Fernet Branca
  • 7.5 mL of Demerara Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura

How to Make

Firstly, smoke your glass.

Using a Mixing Beaker, combine all the ingredients. Add ice and stir for 20 rotations. Strain into a rocks glass or coupe. 

Garnish with an orange twist.




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