Whistler, BC has an impressive selection of bars and restaurants serving fancy and creative cocktails. In the summer months, it’s great to find a patio and try something fruity. While in the winter months, there’s no shortage of warming tipples to enjoy by the fireside. Here’s four of our favourite cocktail joints in Whistler, BC:
Aside from serving one of the best meals of my life (ask about their chef’s menu), Alta Bistro know how to muddle a great cocktail too! A refreshing little number that particularly stood out was their ‘Sea-to-Sky 75’. Their friendly bartender’s mix Odd Society’s Vodka with lavender, fresh lemon and cracked pepper. It’s served neat and topped with bubbles making it a great palate cleanser between courses.
The guys at Fairmont Chateau Whistler do not shy away from experimentation. Their latest attraction is their smoking machine, which they’ll use for any cocktail of your choice! Fancy a smoked margarita – they’ll make one. Perhaps you’d like to try a smoked mojito – they’ll fix one of those in a jiffy. We’d recommend a smoked Flower Sour (pictured), which is made up of Pisco, strawberry-infused Aperol, egg white, rose water syrup and lemon.
The new summer menu is now available at Cure Lounge and the focus is on Classics with a modern twist! Ask about the lavender daiquiri – it’s made using fresh lavender grown on the hotel’s rooftop garden! It’s the perfect companion as you watch the sun disappear over the mountains from the gorgeous lakeside patio.
A great little spot to grab an Old Fashioned and watch the game is Hy’s Steakhouse. Grab a stool at their traditional bar and you’ll instantly feel at home. While Hy’s offer a number of contemporary options, we really enjoyed working our way through the classics, which were perfection! Try their Dark ’n’ Stormy – their mix of Gosling’s Black Seal rum with Fentimans ginger beer and lime juice was so good that we ordered a second round.
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