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Cocktail of the Week: Chantecler’s Elephant in the Room

July 18, 2018

Chantecler is a mecca for foodies and drink lovers craving classic French dishes and inspired cocktails

by Erin

Inspired French food, cozy atmosphere, targeted wine list and creative cocktails.

What’s not to love about Chantecler?

The teensy French bistro has made its home in Parkdale for six years, inspiring foodies from across the city (and frequently outside the city) to flock here for indulgent classics like steak tartare, cheese puffs and easily the best French onion soup in the city. Check it out:

Owner Jacob Wharton-Shukster and his team keep the critically hungry and thirsty masses well fed and quenched Tuesday – Sunday well into the wee hours of the morning.

Image courtesy of Josh Lindley

With a cocktail list that spans from inspired classics like the Pink Lady, to inventive proprietary drinks like the one barman Josh Lindley served one of our recent tours.

Josh Lindley makes a round of The Elephant in the Room for guests on our Cocktail Tour

Called “The Elephant in the Room” this citrusy, nutty, herbal mixture had our guests raving – and asking for the recipe.

As always, there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for our tour takers, so we pestered Josh to send it to us, despite being on vacation in the US. Thanks, Josh!

Image courtesy of Josh Lindley

The Elephant in the Room

In a shaker, mix 22.5 mL. each of:

Orgeat (a floral almond syrup)
Fresh lemon juice
Bonal (a French herbal liqueur)

Add 1 dash of Angostura Bitters

Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, or a tumbler on rocks if you prefer.

Our cocktail tours run Tuesday to Thursday starting at 6pm and Friday and Saturday starting at 5pm. Get your tickets here.