Montrealers love to celebrate anything and everything, especially with drinks! Whether it’s for a refreshing cocktail in the sun or a wine tasting with some friends, here’s our top list of places and recipes to try to ensure you’re sampling Montreal’s best summer cocktails.

When the sun is out, hundreds of summertime patios are open for locals and visitors. Most of them offer finger food and heaters in the evening for those who want to stay later.  (Yes, in summer, nights can be a little cool!) Take advantage of the bartender’s local expertise and inquire about Quebec products like our micro-brewed beers or elegant vodka that won an award for the best vodka in the world in 2011.

If you are looking for some authentic drinks made with local products, Boire, a local website, shares some delicious recipes. The website is in French, but if you don’t speak the language or have a translator on hand, take a look at their Instagram page, and you’ll certainly find some inspiration.

Till the end of the year, our team at Hotel Vogue has created a special cocktail for each month. Follow our Facebook page to stay in the loop on what we’re creating. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect for upcoming months…

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for any recommendations and discover new local products! Be aware, though: you might just want to come back for more.

Have a great summer! Cheers!