Summer Cocktail Tasting at The Keg

My friend Vance Licaros joined me to try some of new cocktails off the spring/summer menu at The Keg Steakhouse + Grill in Yaletown last week. We enjoyed a selection of dishes off the menu to go along with the cocktails.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade!

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mojito

For the first round, I had the Strawberry Basil Lemonade with Beefeater 24 gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, soda and muddled basil; while Vance had the Watermelon Mojito with Havana Club 3 Year Old rum, fresh lemon and lime juice, soda and muddled mint, watermelon and sugar.

 Fillet Medallions

Fillet Medallions

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Cheese Toast

Cheese Toast

We shared a selection of starters including the Fillet Medallions done 3 ways with 3 sauces my favourite sauce was the chimchurri; the Crab Cakes with a fresh lemon squeeze; and the Cheese Toast all perfect for sharing!

 Lime Rickey

Lime Rickey

Bourbon Cherry Smash

Bourbon Cherry Smash

For the 2nd round of cocktails, I had the Lime Rickey with Absolute vodka, Limoncello, lime juice and soda; while Vance had the Bourbon Cherry Smash with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Averna Amaro liqueur, cherry brandy and simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and muddled Drunken Cherries.

Baked Seabass on quinoa and asparagus

Baked Seabass on quinoa and asparagus

NY Steak

NY Steak

Iceburg Salad

Iceburg Salad

I then had the delicious Baked Seabass on quinoa and asparagus ; while Vance had the NY Steak with double baked potato and iceburg salad.

Paloma

Paloma

Basil Julep

Basil Julep

For the 3rd round, I had the Paloma with Casamigos Reposado tequila, fresh grapefruit, lemon and lime juice, simple syrup and soda finished with a pinch of sea salt; while Vance had the Basil Julep with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, fresh lemon and lime juice, simple syrup and muddled basil leaves.

 Brownie Fudge Sundae

Brownie Fudge Sundae

Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee

To finish off our meal and end the night on a sweet note, I had the Brownie Fudge Sundae while Vance had the Crème Brulee.

To celebrate the warmer weather, The Keg has crafted 10 signature cocktails and martinis that will both surprise and delight taste buds. You can find the other new cocktails here.

By: Richard Wolak