Cheers To Toronto’s Signature Cocktail

You’ve heard of the Manhattan…
Enter the Wise Guy, Toronto’s very own signature cocktail. That’s right, the great city of Toronto has upped it’s status in bars and lounges everywhere!

Every cocktail has a story and this is the one that goes along with the Wise Guy:

FreelSelf-professed whiskey lover, Claire Freel who happens to be a student at George Brown concocted her mix of rye whiskey, ginger ale, ginger beer, soda water, fresh mint, and lime for the Toronto Winning Ways competition and needless to say, her cocktail was a winner!

Freel  wanted to, “play on the mojito flare and come up with a drink that’s local, foreign, exotic and wonderful” just like Toronto.
When you’re jonesing for a taste of the big city whip a few of your own Wise Guys:

– 1.5-ounces Wiser’s whisky
–  2 ounces ginger ale
– Half teaspoon minced ginger
– 1.5-ounces lime juice
– 3 stems of fresh mint
– Splash of ginger beer and soda

*Add ice and shake

– Strain mixture over ice
–  Top up glass with ginger ale and stir
– Garnish with mint sprig or lime wedge


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