Written by Felicia Di Palma on 04.02.14

Ever think to yourself that you’d be drinking your cocktail from a big bowl, as your mates sip on a warm ginger and cranberry cocktail from a teapot? Ok probably not, but Le Lab is the place for all this and more. Le Lab is not the neighbourhood bar: it’s where quality alcohol meets creativity and whimsical presentation. We strongly suggest you visit their extensive and innovative menu on their website you will without a doubt be impressed!

Now back to the huge bowl of booze ($28). The Runner has Appleton Estate V/X rum, Bacaradi 151, St-Remy brandy, vanilla bitters, orange and lemon juice. It also contains Tempête d’Épices: syrup made of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, anise and cloves.

If you’re looking for a drink that has a delicious aroma and tastes divine; try their warm Apple Crumble cocktail. Your first encounter might very possibly be a delicious sweet whiff from a neighboring client. Labtenders contain this aroma by covering the glass with an empty cup. The Apple Crumble contains Citadelle gin, Calvados Boulard, Première Nation Fumé syrup and Old Fashion Fee Brothers. Once in front of the customer, the top glass is removed and this overpowering aroma of apples has you instantly salivating.

Le Lab menu has a diverse repertoire of shots and drinks, but it is their shot, Camp Fire #3, that needs recognition. This delicious shot includes Sirop Première Nation Fumé, Pommeau de Normandie brandy and Calvados Pays d’Auge brandy. Patrons are given a stick with mini marshmallows on it and a straw. The shot is set on fire; patrons roast their marshmallows over the fire and then drink the shot through the straw while it is still on fire. To the ladies with long hair, make sure your hair is not near your face when having any of the fire shots.

If the previously mentioned are not unique enough for you, the Labtenders create drinks, off-menu, labelled Prescriptions that include a special ingredient that one would never imagine in a drink. Their most recent Prescriptions are all about wasabi. One of these prescriptions, Dead Mouse Morning, includes wasabi, lemon, Cazadores Blanco tequila, Amaro Montenegro and Le Lab’s Fraiche Récolte syrup, which is made of lemongrass and cucumber.

The Lab’s menu also includes a section of their award winning concoctions. Customers could order the Le Lab’s winning drink from the Belvedere 2013 contest, Polish Sunshine, made with Belvedere vodka, mango syrup, grapefruit juice, white eggs and spicy mango tea. Goose’s Pour Master 2013 Canada was also awarded to a Labtender. Decoction de Printemps is made of Grey Goose Cherry Noir vodka, Dolin dry vermouth, Laspsang Suchong tea, Première Nation Fumé syrup and Angostura.

Making reservations is definitely recommended. Tuesdays are Tiki nights and Labtenders put on flare shows Fridays and Saturdays.

1351 Rachel, Est, Montréal, H2J 2K2
(514) 544-1333

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