Drink This: Aria’s La Bella Cosa


Published:

A rosy outlook (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)

Valentine’s Day is upon us. And although we’re not wont to get particularly sappy, the occasion is a perfect excuse to sip on a pretty pink cocktail — with a bit of a kick to it, of course.

Aria Ristorante is known for charming the downtown crowd with its Italian eats. Lofty ceilings and eye-catching light fixtures provide a stunning (but not overly romantic) backdrop while patrons feast upon dishes like Sicilian salad, ravioli ai funghi or osso bucco.

In honour of the year’s most romantic day, Aria’s Kyle Stefanato has put together La Bella Cosa ($12), a blush-coloured concoction determined to melt even the hardest of hearts. Translating into “the beautiful thing,” the beverage is part spicy, part sweet: cinnamon heart-infused Stolichnaya vodka is paired with Aperol, rosewater and a splash of prosecco. Sitting pretty in the centre is a miniature rose enrobed in a sphere of ice.

St. Valentine was Italian, after all.

Aria Ristorante, 25 York St., 416-363-2742

For more must-try Toronto cocktails, check out our Pinterest page

 

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

First Look: The people behind Soi Thai and Shanee bring refined Thai cuisine to Midtown with Dee

First Look: The people behind Soi Thai and Shanee bring refined Thai cuisine to Midtown with Dee

Sherry Lertchaiprasert Papa, the seasoned restaurateur behind Shanee and Soi Thai, just opened Dee at Yonge and Davisville.
Posted 19 hours ago
Miku will launch a sakura-inspired menu to celebrate cherry blossom season

Miku will launch a sakura-inspired menu to celebrate cherry blossom season

You can get delicious sushi year-round at Miku, but each spring they roll out special sakura-themed menus to celebrate the cherry blossom season.
Posted 4 days ago
Restaurant Review: A chicken worthy of Omar Sharif at The Civic

Restaurant Review: A chicken worthy of Omar Sharif at The Civic

Joanne Kates was excited to discover roast chicken on the menu at the Civic, the new snazzy resto on the ground floor of the lovingly restored Broadview Hotel.
Posted 4 days ago
First Look: KaKa All You Can Eat, Markham's popular AYCE sushi spot, lands downtown

First Look: KaKa All You Can Eat, Markham's popular AYCE sushi spot, lands downtown

KaKa, a popular spot for unlimited sushi, has opened its first location in the downtown core.
Posted 5 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module