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10 essential Montreal cocktails for the festive season

A collaboration between some of the best bars in the city and Time Out Market Montréal—the best of the city under one roof—means some next-level cocktails.

Written by
Laura Osborne
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With winter celebrations popping up all over town, including the biggest New Year’s Eve bash downtown, there’s no time like the present to check out the Market’s all-new winter cocktail menu.

Time Out Market Montréal not only features a handpicked selection of the best chefs and restaurants in town, a cooking school and a retail shop; it’s also got 6 bars (yes, 6!) that are each individually focused with wine, beer, cocktails, mocktails, sodas and milkshakes. Plus the biggest selection of the best bar snacks around.

A collaboration between some of the best bars in the city and Time Out Market Montréal, this brand new cocktail menu features recipes from exceptional local bars so that you can taste the work of the city’s greatest mixologists without having to bar-hop.

1. BFF

What: Spritz Les Îles – Ginger & Cinnamon Syrup – Cider – Angostura Bitter
Created by: Club Pélicano, a downtown Montreal wine, cocktail and DJ den with a vintage vibe. For more about Club Pelicano, click here.

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Photograph: BFF | Time Out Market Montréal

2. Spicy Affair

What: White Keys Vodka – Amaro – Sea Buckthorn & Habanero Syrup — Lemon – Pear Bitter
Created by: Bar George, a modern watering hole located in a luxe former private gentleman’s club with Victorian vibes. For more about Bar George, click here.

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Photograph: Spicy Affair | Time Out Market Montréal

3. Mademoiselle Ruby

What: Morbleu Rum – Avril Amaretto – Agua Di Jamaica – Lime – Soda
Created by: Bar Pamplemousse, a Quartier des Spectacles staple known for its curated beer selection and tight cocktail list. For more about Bar Pamplemousse, click here.

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Photograph: Mademoiselle Ruby | Time Out Market Montréal

4. Pink Fizz

What: Cap Diamant Vodka – Triple Sec – Cava – Grapefruit – Grenadine
Created by: Peacock Oiseau De Nuit, a glamorous bar that brings the tropical-chic vibes and one-of-a-kind, exotic drinks. For more about Peacock Oiseau De Nuit, click here.

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Photograph: Pink Fizz | Time Out Market Montréal

5. Lys Negroni

What: Portage Gin – Sureau De Montréal – Extra Dry Vermouth – Yuzu – Balsac Absinthe
Created by: Le 4e Mur, a speakeasy specializing in classic cocktails with a twist, with a healthy dose of burlesque and jazz on the side. For more about Le 4e Mur, click here.

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Photograph: Lys Negroni | Time Out Market Montréal

6. Fortune Cookie 

What: Rosemont Spiced Rum – Ginger & Chinese 5 Spices Syrup – Lime
Created by: Le Mal Nécessaire, a tiki-style bar famous for its neon green pineapple sign that serves colourful drinks in an intimate setting. For more about Le Mal Nécessaire, click here.

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Photograph: Fortune Cookie | Time Out Market Montréal

7. Passion De Balsac 

What: Balsac Absinthe – Lime Cordial – Pineapple – Passion Fruit Soda Egg – White – Angostura Bitter
Created by: Bootlegger Cocktail Bar, a whiskey and absinthe-forward speakeasy that celebrates everything about the Roaring Twenties. For more about Bootlegger Cocktail Bar, click here.

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Photograph: Passion De Balsac | Time Out Market Montréal

8. Fraîcheur Boréale

What: Vintage Violette Gin – Peach & Rosemary Syrup – Grapefruit – Lemon – Fennel Bitter
Created by: Le 132 Bar, a small space with big energy thanks to an inventive drinks list and innovative tipples. For more about Le 132 Bar, click here.

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Photograph: Fraîcheur Boréale | Time Out Market Montréal

9. 705 Ouest

What: Rosemont Whisky – Neige Première – Maple – Lemon – Egg White – Angostura Bitter – Fragrance Cloud
Created by: Time Out Market Montréal, home to 6 bars—wine, beer, cocktails, mocktails, sodas and milkshakes—serving up creative cocktails inspired by some of the city’s best mixologists. 

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Photograph: 705 Ouest | Time Out Market Montréal

10. Dolce Vita

What: Coco Sainte-Marie Rum – Cremaglace Pistache – Pineapple – Coconut – Orgeat – Lime
Created by: Barraca Rhumerie, known for its rum-based concoctions and impressive selection of rums from all over the world. For more about Barraca Rhumerie, click here.

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Photograph: Dolce Vita | Time Out Market Montréal

Check out the complete menu here:

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Photograph: Time Out Market Montréal

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