Michael’s Drink of the Moment

The Toronto, featured at The Upstairs

Our Bartender, Michael, loves the Toronto Cocktail.

We all know you can’t get through a Thursday night in Belltown without hearing someone (or some group) order a round of Fernet shots. The herbal degestif is not for the faint of heart. But, combined with Canadian Whiskey or our House Rye and a few good times (to be had at The Upstairs), it’s quite delicious.

Toronto (from Imbibe Magazine)

First created to highlight the more mellow tones of Canadian whiskey, this Fernet Branca-flecked classic (1948) becomes decidedly more assertive when mixed with American rye.

2 oz. rye or Canadian whiskey
1/4 oz. Fernet Branca
1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
Cracked ice
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: coupe or cocktail
Garnish: strip of orange peel

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled glass. Twist orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.

Pop into The Upstairs Wednesday, Thrusday, and Saturday. Michael will be here shaking this classic until we close.

Live Music, Sunday March 4th!

Seattle! Blue Star Creeper (Indie-psychedelic-folk rock) and Colin Higgins (Acoustic Show) are playing at the Upstairs, Sunday March 4th.

The show is FREE.

We will have our nightly happy hour. Andy will be behind the bar working out  speciality cocktails and good times will be had all around.

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