Save the date: Toronto Beer Week
Running September 12 to 20, Toronto Beer Week packs tons of awesome events into the last legs of summer. Grab tix for excursions like the Toronto Craft Brew Cruise (September 13), Toronto Beer Quest 5 (September 14) and the Golden Tap Awards (September 17) online at torontobeerweek.com.
Read this: Short Stack Editions
These handy and adorable small-format recipe books written by some of America's culinary heavyweights began as a Kickstarter campaign. Each edition focuses on a single ingredient, like eggs, strawberries, plums, honey. Most of the content is food-driven, but cocktail recipes make an appearance in the honey-vanilla old-fashioned and pink sangria. Grab 'em at Room 2046 (1252 Yonge, 647-348-2046, room2046.com).
Mix this: Jack Rudy Tonic Concentrate
Make your final summer cocktail hours count with kic-kass G&Ts courtesy of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. small-batch tonic concentrate ($18.95 at BYOB, 972 Queen West, 416-858-2932, byobto.com). The brand's bittersweet botanical mixture flatters almost any gin - just add soda water and stir.