New Summer Cocktails Have Arrived In Time For The Heatwave!

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Is there a better way to cool off and wind down in the summer than over a delicious cocktail while sitting on the patio? We think not. Hence, we’ve got a lineup of new cocktails for the warmer months, carefully crafted in a collaboration between our staff members for you to indulge in. With a combination of sweetness, spice, and sour notes, each complex cocktail embodies its own story and you are sure to find something to enjoy.


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The Malécon
The word Malécon refers to a Mexican seaside avenue which usually tends to be a nightlife hub. “I lived in Mazatlán for a few months and would hang out at the Malécon on my days off, eating mangoes sprinkled with chili powder,” says one of our talented bartenders, Mike. “I wanted to create a drink that incorporated the elements of life on the Malécon.” Through experimentation, Mike created a recipe using Bourbon, Green Chartreuse, house-made Mango Syrup, Lemon Juice, Habanero Bitters, and a dash of Chili Powder. The sweet and spicy undertones in this cocktail are indicative of its Mexican influence and are what bring it to life.

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The 500 Days of Sour
This tart and delectable cocktail screams summer patio sessions. The combination of bitter Aperol, refreshing Grapefruit Juice, sweet St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and a little kick of Skyy Vodka ties this drink together in an assertive and aromatic manner. It is then topped with a light and decadent meringue foam whipped out of Lemon Juice, Sugar, and Egg White. “This cocktail was a collaboration between myself and one of our hostesses Hanna,” says Mike. “She came to me with an idea and we worked together to create a cocktail that worked with our menu.” The name of the drink is a reference to a popular summertime movie, 500 Days Of Summer – this cocktail’s romantic and eccentric tastes are a tribute to the film’s love story.


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The Juan Inch Punch
This tiki-inspired cocktail was dreamed up by another one of Cilantro’s bartenders, Taylor, and is created with a fragrant and enticing combination of ingredients to enjoy in the sun. “By using Orange Blossom Water and Cherry Bitters, this cocktail has a very sweet, intense, and Hawaiian-like aroma,” says Mike. “But then you take a sip, and the flavours and aromas fade into a dry, smooth, and booze-forward cocktail – it’s really quite interesting, the difference in smell and taste!”

When asked for the inspiration behind the name Juan Inch Punch, bartender Taylor has a few justifications. “The cocktail uses Juan Santos Rum and tastes sort of like a Hawaiian punch,” she says. “It also reminds me of Bruce Lee’s one inch punch, because the potent and boozy flavours give this drink a huge impact at close range!”

 

Click here to view our full cocktail list, and come try these sensual sips for yourself and let us know your thoughts!