Cocktails On Fire: the city’s best flaming beverages
There’s nothing subtle about the flaming accents on our new favourite sippers
At Jake Valianes’s Prohibition-themed Linwood Essentials, the drink to get is Matilda the Unholy One, which combines cardamom-infused mezcal and Peat Monster scotch with Cherry Heering, chocolate liqueur, pineapple and lime. $16. 930 Queen St. W., 647-828-9663.
The Zombie for two at Jen Agg’s Rhum Corner is hot pink from passion-fruit juice, and dangerously potent from Lucid absinthe and five types of rum. And yes, that’s why it’s meant for sharing. $21. 926 Dundas St. W., 647-346-9356.
At the Ritz-Carlton, Chris Rail mixes the Bali Hai Mai Tai, a tart sipper of white and aged rum, dry curaçao, orgeat and lime. A flaming lump of white sugar soaked in Bacardi 151 over-proof rum adds a caramel sweetness. $16. 181 Wellington St. W., 416-585-2500.
One sip of the Cradle of Life cocktail from Elan Marks at Weslodge transports you to the tropics. Aged and spiced rum mixed with lemon, lime and orange make for a potent kick. $15. 480 King St. W., 647-660-0999.
At Queen West’s newly opened cocktail bar Rush Lane, Jordan Bushell pours a sazerac sweetened with pumpkin chai syrup, then ignites a spritz of the syrup over the drink to add a toasty finish. He serves it with flaming chai tea incense for aromatic oomph. $16. 563 Queen St. W., 416-551-7540.