Drink This: Campagnolo’s Viuda Blanca


Published:

Occupying an unassuming corner lot on Dundas West, Campagnolo is one of the neighbourhood’s go-to joints for Italian fare. Outfitted with wooden accents, terra cotta tiles and a chandelier or two, the restaurant fills tables with folks eager to gobble down goods from the ever-changing menu.

Manning the bar is James Playford, who mixes cleverly-named beverages like the Phil Collins and the Six of Spades. Having spent time in Montreal’s bar scene honing his craft, Playford poured drinks at The Dakota Tavern for a stint before jumping ship to run this one. 

The Viuda Blanca ($12) — named after a ’70s flick — brings together cardamom-infused Tromba tequila and Chase elderflower liqueur. Shaken with fresh lime juice, lavender water and a sprinkling of sugar, the libation is double strained into a Marie Antoinette coupe and garnished with a single star anise.

Come mid-October, Playford intends to offer up drinks like mulled wine and a Russian black tea martini.

Campagnolo, 832 Dundas St. W., 416-364-4785


Other must-try Toronto cockails:

The Streetcar from Weslodge Saloon
The Cain & Abel from Church Aperitivo Bar

The Perfect Storm from 3030

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...

In Season and on the Menu: Rhubarb lands on menus including Toronto's Soho House

In Season and on the Menu: Rhubarb lands on menus including Toronto's Soho House

This week, I talked to Soho House Toronto’s pastry chef, Kristen Pettit, all about rhubarb. It’s her favourite season.
Posted 2 days ago
Coal-fired pizza is coming to Toronto

Coal-fired pizza is coming to Toronto

Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza, an import from Quincy, MA, is set to open on Front Street this June.
Posted 4 days ago
Lunch Pick: The Chase Fish & Oyster’s new seafood brunch

Lunch Pick: The Chase Fish & Oyster’s new seafood brunch

The Chase Fish and Oyster is doing brunch. Now that the weather has finally shaped up, the ideal prelude to a day at the water’s edge is a meal replete with the fruits of the sea.
Posted 5 days ago
Amsterdam expands the house that Boneshaker built

Amsterdam expands the house that Boneshaker built

They opened a larger production facility in Leaside and in 2013 added the sprawling BrewHouse on Queen’s Quay. This spring they completed a significant expansion to the Leaside facility, so I caught up with McOustra to talk about what this means for one of Toronto’s most important craft breweries.
Posted 1 week ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module