Nova Scotia has developed quite a
reputation as a foodie’s dream and that includes
hand-crafted cocktails, concocted by local
bartenders. So what better way to get inspired
for hosting your own summer mixer than to get out
and sample some of these creative cocktails, many
of which include NS spirits and other local
Lot Six Bar
Halifax’s Lot Six Bar is known for their intricate and
exciting cocktail menu. Their knowledgeable
bartenders layer flavours like chefs, creating an
unexpected mix of classic and modern cocktails.
Don’t know what you’re in the mood for? Ask your
server to recommend something based on your
Red Sky at Night
Stirred cocktail with: Gin, Lemon, Orgeat, Avondale Sky Rose, Orange
Blossom, Egg White
Lincoln Street Food
This Lunenburg restaurant has a small but classic
cocktail menu. All of their cocktails are made with
sprits from local distillery, Ironworks, which you can
stop into on your visit to Lunenburg.
Ironworks Gin, rhubarb compote, orange juice, lime
A new addition to the Halifax Waterfront, Little Oak is
a small wine bar with an impressive and highly unique
craft cocktail menu.
Reposado tequila, Campari, Aperol, blood orange, beet, ancho chilli,
The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery
It may seem like an unlikely place to get a cocktail—a
brewpub in Antigonish—but the Townhouse is known
for their tasty cocktails almost as much as their beer.
Irish Coffee with Steinhart Maple
This 40-seat addition to downtown Halifax may be
small, but it serves up big flavour with its Spanish-
inspired dishes and, in their words, “the highest
quality spirits, wine and beer we can get our hands
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Aperol, Cynar, orange blossom water
This small restaurant in the North End of Halifax
has earned a reputation for serving up some of the
best cocktails around.
The Blue Hawaii
Stirred cocktail with vodka, blue curacao and pineapple.