Paese, where he’s built a well thought-out cocktail menu of crowd-pleasing libations.">

Drink This: the Napoli Reposado from Paese


Published:

Napoli Reposado (Image: Cheol Joon Baek)

Recognized as one of Toronto’s top mixologists, Moses McIntee has poured drinks at a who’s who list of sundown spots: Lucid, the Ritz-Carlton and Museum Tavern. Most recently, McIntee took the reins at Paese, where he’s built a well thought-out cocktail menu of crowd-pleasing libations.

The newest addition is the so-called Napoli Reposado ($14). Inspired by the Paloma — a classic cocktail that pairs tequila with grapefruit — McIntee starts by torching salted grapefruit segments with — what else? — a blowtorch.

“This intensifies the flavour,” he says, “bringing out the sugars in the grapefruit and infusing the salt.”

After muddling the fruit, the drink is loaded up with Cazadores Reposado tequila, lemon juice, rosemary-infused limoncello and crushed ice. The finishing touch? Fire and Damnation bitters, imbued with capsaicin spice and smoke.

Paese, 333 King St. W., 416-599-6585

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...

Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

This quirky new Grant van Gameren haunt offers up a smorgasbord of eastern European fare.
Posted 12 hours ago
Restaurant Review: Atlas is a boîte with bite

Restaurant Review: Atlas is a boîte with bite

I continue to adore the food at Cava; Chabrol is a triumph of la cuisine française; and Atlas, their third resto, follows their model of both impeccable food and service.
Posted 12 hours ago
McEwan Food Market this weekend at Shop at Don Mills

McEwan Food Market this weekend at Shop at Don Mills

Surprisingly, it looks like gelato season has been extended until late September this year. So, with high temperatures forecasted to reach solidly into the 30s attendees at Mark McEwan’s farmers’ market this weekend will be happy to find that Death in Venice is one of the featured vendors.
Posted 4 days ago
Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.
Posted 7 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module