Drink sweet cosmopolitans from these Toronto cocktail bars

Pink, sweet, and just a tad cliché, the cosmopolitan is the cocktail of choice for sweet-toothed Sex and the City fans. The classic drink features an intoxicating combination of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and a splash of lime. Do your best Carrie Bradshaw impression with a round of cosmos from these Toronto bars.

Eat My Martini

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648 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B8

If you’re seeking a boozy sugar rush, this Little Italy stalwart is your best bet. The extensive drink list features 130 different martinis and cocktails made with sweet fruit juices and hard liquor. The Cosmic Girl is a classic blend of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. The perhaps more masculine (albeit just as sweet) Coolade Guy is made with orange juice instead of lime.

Gladstone Hotel

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1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

Cheekily named This is Not a Cosmo, this effervescent variant on the classic cocktail is made with vodka, Cointreau, amaretto, lime and cranberry juice topped with a splash of bubbly. The hotels’ Melody Bar is sure to charm with its Victorian-era architecture and funky modern furnishings.

Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre

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210 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1V8

If you’ve got some time to kill before a stage performance at one of the city’s downtown theatres, indulge in a tipple or two at this chic martini bar just off Yonge Street. Situated in the lobby of the Pantages Hotel, this sophisticated spot is walking distance from the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Massey Hall, and the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Bartenders here prepare pink cosmos in standard fashion with Absolut vodka, triple sec and a splash of cranberry juice and garnished with a fresh lime wedge.

KI Modern Japanese + Bar

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181 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

The suit-and-tie crowd imbibes in happy hour drinks and Asian fusion food at this downtown sushi lounge. Fittingly, the bar’s signature Kyushu Cosmo puts an Asian twist on the classic martini — the sweet drink is made with Tanaka Moonlight shochu (a Japanese distilled beverage) mixed with Moonstone plum sake, tart cranberry and fresh lime with cherry dust.

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