Brassaii is a little bit of everything: lounge, restaurant and bar. In addition to its seasonal Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, the hotspot has a heated patio and offers bottle service come weekend. Additionally, an interesting cocktail service is available: a bartender passes through the dining area with a trolley and mixes up beverages tableside.">

Drink This: Brassaii’s Cranberry Mint Smash


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A cocktail with a candy cane kick (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)

King West’s Brassaii is a little bit of everything: lounge, restaurant and bar. In addition to its seasonal Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, the hotspot has a heated patio and offers bottle service come weekend. Additionally, an interesting cocktail service is available: a bartender passes through the dining area with a trolley and mixes up beverages tableside.  

A new cocktail menu (which debuts next week) is the work of bar manager Simon DeSilva-Naimji, who previously managed C5. Trying to concoct a drink that locals haven’t encountered at other bars around town, he came up with the Cranberry Mint Smash (price TBA next week).

This festive drink is a blend of Absolut Elyx vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, pure lemon-lime, fresh mint and topped with Perrier-Jouët. With a smattering of fresh cranberries to boot, the beverage gives off a subtle candy cane kick at the end.

“I’m pretty sure you won’t find another drink like this elsewhere,” DeSilva-Naijmi says.

Brassaii, 461 King St. W., 416-598-4730

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