Lifestyle & Parenting

Drink Well at the Drake Hotel

July 24, 2015

drake“Bottle service” has always seemed a bit of a misnomer to us. You get a table, they drop off a bottle and a few mixers, and you’re left to your own devices as far as making a (mediocre, at best) cocktail goes.

The Drake Hotel‘s changed all that with its new Drink Well service. You get a bottle of booze, plus all the ingredients, tools and instructions needed to make a cocktail of your choice (a Moscow Mule or Dark and Stormy, for example). A bartender then shows you, step-by-step, how to make the drink. Once you’ve completed your task, feel free to pair your creation with a fresh new dish from the Drake’s summer menu. We did, and the beets and blue cheese salad, with raspberries and a delectable grilled naan topped with roasted corn, creamy housemade ricotta and local bell pepper succotash, is to die for.

Cheers to DYI drinks! —Karen Kwan

Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W, Toronto, 416-531-5042,


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