Museum Tavern’s head bartender, Moses McIntee, has a thing for staying ahead of the curve. After pouring drinks at various boozy locales around town — Lucid, The Ritz-Carton — McIntee is now at this nostalgic space, located across the street from the ROM. The well-stocked bar acts as a backdrop as McIntee crafts his roster of drinks, which will soon include some new ones from an upcoming winter menu.">

Drink This: Museum Tavern’s Mumbai Special


Published:

A bourbon sour, by way of Mumbai (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)

Museum Tavern’s head bartender, Moses McIntee, has a thing for staying ahead of the curve. After pouring drinks at various boozy locales around town — Lucid, The Ritz-Carton — McIntee is now at this nostalgic space, located across the street from the ROM. The well-stocked bar acts as a backdrop as McIntee crafts his roster of drinks, which will soon include some new ones from an upcoming winter menu.

Our interest was piqued by the Mumbai Special ($12). Previously, this cocktail was vodka-based; the new winter version is bourbon-based.

“I love food from around the world,” McIntee says. “This is an unexpected take on the bourbon sour.”

The cocktail is built with Four Roses bourbon, curried jaggery syrup, citrus, egg white and Scrappy’s cardamom bitters. A spritz of rosewater, a swirl of Peychaud’s bitters and a sprinkle of nitro-smashed orange add the final touches.

“The bourbon is really warm and it comes through so well — not in an obtuse way.”

Museum Tavern, 208 Bloor St. W., 416-920-0110

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...

Behind the scenes at Montgomery’s, the upcoming restaurant from Guy Rawlings and Kim Montgomery

Behind the scenes at Montgomery’s, the upcoming restaurant from Guy Rawlings and Kim Montgomery

Following months of renovations to their 19th-century digs, Guy Rawlings and his wife Kim Montgomery are finally set to open Montgomery’s on Aug. 15.
Posted 24 hours ago
In Season and on the Menu: Cherries, from backyard trees to pies in the sky

In Season and on the Menu: Cherries, from backyard trees to pies in the sky

While Ontario has multiple varieties of deep, sangria coloured sweet cherries that are perfectly plump to enjoy raw, the province’s principle tart cherry, the Montmorency, he are better suited for cooking, unless you’re a fan of the mouth puckering, slightly bitter taste, like my dad (hence the 5-in-1 tree).
Posted 3 days ago
First Look in 360 Degrees: Lavelle is the new rooftop oasis on King Street

First Look in 360 Degrees: Lavelle is the new rooftop oasis on King Street

Lavelle is a new oasis to escape to when Toronto issues its severe heat warnings. It is located on the rooftop of the 629 King Residences, a FREED Developments project at King and Bathurst.
Posted 7 days ago
Spotted: Gold at the end of the rainbow trend

Spotted: Gold at the end of the rainbow trend

Chances are a few rainbow-hued food items have caught your attention as of late.
Posted 1 week ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module