Have we reached peak cocktail? The waves of craft drink constructors shaking, stirring, infusing and zesting elaborate concoctions at the bar seems to suggest that yes, we have. And you know what? We’re on board. Winnipeg has no shortage of restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars that are treating boozy drinks with the reverence of fine food: balancing flavours, using seasonal ingredients and creating stunning presentations. These six spots will transport you to cocktail nirvana.
To pull off truly impeccable regional cuisine, two elements must be at play—a commitment to local ingredients and the creativity to transform these specialties into culinary masterpieces. These Winnipeg spots draw inspiration from prairie product, with menus packed full of fresh takes on local staples.