Must-Try: Rhum Corner’s surprisingly autumnal sno-cone

Must-Try: Rhum Corner’s surprisingly autumnal sno-cone

(Image: Renée Suen) (Image: Renée Suen)
 

Jen Agg, best known for her eye-glazing bourbon cocktails at The Black Hoof, has switched liquors at Rhum Corner, her new Haitian spot next door. The place is styled like a Port-au-Prince patio, with lights strung across the ceiling, Jimmy Buffett on the boombox and a short, rum-centric drinks list. Our favourite is the Fresco, a blend of Wray and Nephew rum, pomegranate juice and falernum (a traditional Caribbean syrup made from cloves, ginger and lime), all poured over a mountain of crushed ice and served in a chilled pewter mug. The drink is an ingenious hot-cold hybrid that delivers fruity sweetness, core-warming spice and a Sno-Coney texture. Sipped in the summery room on a cold night, it’s just about perfect. $10.

Rhum Corner, 926 Dundas St. W., 647-346-9356, rhumcorner.com