Summer Drinks Toronto

20 things you need to drink in Toronto this summer

Summer is hardly over as temperatures in Toronto continue to soar. Cool off with this bucket list of beverages that you should totally drink this summer in Toronto.

A cup of Kombucha Sangria
Available at the Front St. Food Market, this draught kombucha from Pekoe is being served with fresh fruit.

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Frozen Beer
The ultimate cold one, this Sapporo from Don Don Izakaya is essentially a beer frosty.

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Margarita
What would summer be with out a margarita? No one does this summertime staple better than Playa Cabana, they even sell them by the pitcher!

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Mini Keg
Grab some friends and score a picnic table on the rooftop beer garden at Mascot Brewery to tap this 5L keg table side. Photo from @mascotbrewery

Summer Drinks Toronto

An all natural soda pop
Bean & Baker is reviving old school soda fountain shops with these sparkling concoctions made from house made syrups. Photo from @social_images

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Paloma
La Carnita knows there's more to summer than just margaritas (though they've got those too). The recipe for this summery cocktail calls for Tromba Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime, soda, and sunshine. Photo from @La_Carnita

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Tall Glass of Cha Yen
Soi Thai serves up this summery steeped tea sweetened with condensed milk.

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Radler in a Tall Can
Amsterdam Brewery's Sweetwater Squeeze Radler is the fave beverage of the summer. The unique blend of soda, blood orange juice, and beer is only 3.8% ABV, and makes for really easy drinking, even at breakfast. Photo from @amsterdambeer

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Caipirinha
Brazil's national cocktail is a favourite from Mata Petisco Bar made with cachaรงa, cane sugar and lime.

Summer Drinks Toronto

An Iced Matcha
Cool off with this thirst quenching twist on iced tea from Petit Nuage at Market 707. Photo from Petit Nuage facebook

Summer Drinks Toronto

An Affogato
Is it a drink or is it dessert? Who cares! This Italian style iced coffee is super fashionable this summer, and the Scoop Shop makes an especially good one.

Summer Drinks Toronto

Watermelon Juice
Anti Vice has been blending melons all summer, sometimes they mix in berries or maple syrup but always it's delicious. Photo from @antivicejuicery

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Lemonade Slushie
Skip the sickly sweet slushies at 7-11 and head to Booyah for a tart and tangy frozen lemonade. @booyahinc

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Sangria Snow Cone
Get the standard sangria by request at The Harbord Room, or better yet get it in snow cone form made with rose infused vermouth, gin, Syrah, and juice.

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Negroni
Kanpai has got 'em on draught! Need I say more? Photo from @spruce_onparliament

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Rice Wine Slushie
At the foot of Roncesvalles, find Nine Restaurant & Tapas Bar serving up frosty rice wine cocktails in flavours like yuzu, pear, peach, and pineapple.

Summer Drinks Toronto

A can of Sparkling Peach Jelly Sake
This effervescent bevy from Ozeki is available all summer long at Ramen Isshin just shake the can 20X then pour into chilled glass. Photo from @pekopekofoodie

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Pudding Drink
Taiwanese dessert parlour Sweet O'Clock is serving up a rainbow of thick, rich puddings that you can slurp with a straw. Photo from @foodsisterhood

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Raspberry Lime Rickey
Not the glowing green slushie of yesteryears but rather a lip puckering version courtesy of La Cubana.

Summer Drinks Toronto

A Cold Brew
Station Cold Brew Coffee can be found at retailers throughout the city including Spruce on Parliament and Popbox MicroMrkt. Photo from @spruce_onparliament

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