LCBO Food & Drink Spring 2022


Bending the rules The season’s most interesting drink offerings, including cocktail mash-ups, hybrids and collaborations, break the rules unapologetically—and the results are trendsetting. With food mash-up trends still as hot as ever, it’s no surprise that drinks are next to get this treatment. Bringing two great things together means the best of both worlds, right?! On these pages, you’ll find different bevvies taking inspiration, ingredients and methods from one another, producers collaborating for the greater good, and bartenders blending recipes from the classic cocktail canon. By Victoria Walsh | photography by vince noguchi

Expert mix and mash-up cocktails

Pina Colada Sour Recipe on page 111

More than 60,000 fans follow Brenton Mowforth’s cocktail and bar-hopping chronicles on Instagram. Though he considers himself an amateur bartender, the Ajax-born photographer and marketing pro creates his own gorgeous cocktails, including this mash-up of a creamy, tropical Pina Colada and a Sour. It starts with a classic Chartreuse-accented gin sour called The Last Word, then that gets “blended with coconut cream,

pineapple juice and ice, to get it all frothy!” IG @cheerstohappyhour and @wander.thirsty

Mojito-rita Recipe on page 111

Candice Noronha was a top-10 finalist in the Patrón Perfectionists 2021 national cocktail competition and she’s a whiz at working with tequila. It seems only natural that she chose the Margarita as her starting point for a hybrid cocktail. Shake that up with a Mojito that’s inspired by flavours from her travels through Southeast Asia, and you’ve got a mash-up made in heaven. You can find her at The Parlour, a lively bar in Toronto’s King Street West neighbourhood. IG @lady_cando By Charlene Rooke




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