September 2, 2014
Jan 16, 2013
10:06 AM

Drink This: Playa Cabana Cantina’s Pink Carnation

Pink Carnation (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)

The Junction’s Playa Cabana Cantina has only been open for about a month, but already it’s quite clear that local residents have a thing for tacos — and tequila. With prohibition in the area essentially straddling an entire century, the formerly dry ’hood is now embracing its newfound status as a sundown destination.

Beneath neon letters screaming L-I-Q-U-O-R-S, mixologist Casey Fiorio turns out a number of inspired signature cocktails. We opted for the innocent-sounding Pink Carnation ($9). Served in a coupe, the beverage begins with El Jimador Reposado tequila. Paired with house-made lavender syrup, fresh lime juice, lavender flower water and egg whites, this subtly flavoured drink is an elegant alternative to margarita pitchers ($29-$45).

Playa Cabana Cantina, 2883 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2767

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