A few weeks ago I learned that Casey’s Bar & Grill was doing some beer can cocktails for the summer. I had heard a lot lately about beer cocktails becoming one of the next big things, but still hadn’t seen any in Toronto yet.  I also hadn’t been to a Casey’s in years but always pass by their location on Front Street so figured this was the perfect opportunity to check them out.

Upon entering Casey’s last Thursday my girlfriend and I were shocked to see it so busy. The restaurant was standing room only, but while walking through the bar we managed to snag a table that just opened up. After sitting down for about 1 minute our waitress had already come by to drop off some menus and see if she could get us started on anything (HOLY FAST SERVICE FOR A BUSY PLACE!!). I ordered one of each of their beer cocktails so that I could write an accurate review for them all.

The 3 beer inspired cocktails are as follows (though only 2 of them actually have beer, the others have Sommersby Cider): Shock Top Margarita, Blueberry Cider Sangria and Strawberry Cider Mojito.

Caseys Beer Can Cocktails

All 3 arrived at the same time:

Caseys Summer Cocktails

First up was the Blueberry Cider Sangria. This drink contains Blueberries, Lime Wheels, Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, Peller Estates Cabernet/Merlot, Sun Orchard Blend, Sommersby Cider & Soda. I found this drink to be my least favourite of the 3 though the first few sips were great. Over time though the melted ice watered the drink down a bit and it lost much of it’s flavour.

Blueberry Sangria

Second was the Shock Top Margarita. It contained Cuervo Tequila, Triple Sec, Sun Orchard Blend and Shock Top White Ale. I really liked the combination of beer and tequila in this drink. It reminded me of this drink I had in New York City last summer called a Mexican Car Crash.

Shock Top Margarita

Last was the Strawberry Cider Mojito. This was both of our favourites! It contained Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Strawberry Puree, Sun Orchard Blend, Mint Leaves & Sommersby Cider. We liked the balance of this cocktail and thought the mint and strawberry went excellent together. I could drink these any hot summer day for sure!

Strawberry Mojito

While at Casey’s I also noticed that they had some great specials to save you some money in the downtown core (and likely at all other locations). Thursdays seem to be the best day where they have $4 drinks from 4pm-close. Here are some shots I took of the menu with all of their great deals:

Casey’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Overall, we were very impressed and Casey’s asked me if I would like to do a contest to let one of the readers of my blog try these cocktails for themselves. I am giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky reader of this blog. Here is how to win:

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