Montreal summer, how we love thee, let us count the ways. There's just so much awesomeness going on at any given moment all over the city, but if there is one thing that really makes the warmer months extra special, it's the pure indulgence of sipping a refreshing cocktail on a comfy terrasse while enjoying good company and friendly weather. The perfect combination of quality ingredients and premium alcohol makes for a delicious party in your glass, and we've found 6 you owe it to yourself to try this summer.
Made with Havana Club 3 Year Old rum, fresh lemon and lime juice, muddled mint, watermelon and sugar. This watermelon mojito has the perfect ingredients for a night out.
2. Mai Tai
A lot of ingredients go into crafting the perfect date night. This new Mai Tai made with Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Amaretto, Triple Sec, fresh orange, pineapple and lime juice has all of them.
Part sweet, part refreshing, this Strawberry Basil Lemonade includes Beefeater 24 gin, fresh lemon juice, muddled strawberry and basil. Great for birthday toasts.
4. Basil Julep
This Basil Julep made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, fresh lemon and lime juice and basil leaves has just the right ingredients to help you celebrate that special occasion.
Celebrate the good times with this Bourbon Cherry Smash made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Averna Amaro, and cherry brandy liqueurs.
6. Lime Rickey
Nothing pairs better with patio season than this cool and refreshing Lime Rickey made with Absolut vodka, Limoncello, lime juice and soda.
Thirsty yet? Because we are. But we would not just leave you hanging after teasing you with these tantalizing cocktails which is why we'll tell you where you can get 'em. Best known for their tender aged steaks, delicious Prime Rib, and a variety of seafood favourites that have made them famous for well over 40 years, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar is actually so much more.
Their wine menu is extensive and their latest bar menu features a great selection of signature cocktails, including all 6 listed above! Not only is each cocktail imagined and custom-made in-house, but they are also ridiculously affordable, with a double ("Keg Size") costing you no more than $10.50!
The Keg has 4 gorgeous terrasses in the greater Montreal area (including two rooftops) and a shareable menu jam-packed with delectable items like fresh Ahi Tuna Tacos, shaved Prime Rib Sliders, and Crispy Shrimp. And, just in time for summer, The Keg’s Lobster Summer menu features delicious new shareable items like Crispy Lobster Tacos and Lobster Gratinee, plus returning favourites like the Sirloin and Half Lobster, and Whole Atlantic Lobster. These lobster features are only available until August 30th, so come and get them before they’re gone and make The Keg your new summer dining destination.