3⁄4 oz Gin, Rutte
3⁄4 oz Canadian whisky
3⁄4 oz Aperol
3⁄4 oz Suze
1 twst Grapefruit peel (as garnish)

Stir and strain into chilled Nick & Nora glass; garnish.


A collaborative creation to mark the 375th anniversary of the city.

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Picture of Montreal Cocktail
Created by
Kevin Demers, Coldroom, Montreal (Canada) and 14 other Montreal bartenders
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authentic recipe
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  • Used Beefeaters Gin and Bullet Rye — ★★★★★
  • One of my favorites. I use whatever Rye I have on hand in lieu of anything particularly Canadian. It’s a very well balanced drink and its a great way to introduce someone to Suze. — ★★★★
  • Made with Beefeater, American rye, and Amer Sauvage. As expected, the gentian was strident at first but became more likable. Aperol pulls peanut butter out of the whiskey. Whiskey + gin worked better than I expected. — ★★★★
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