“1806” was once the secret code of the Toronto institution that is Southern Accent. The code was given only to the waiters and bartenders trusted with the recipes and keys to one of the most coveted liquor lock ups in the city.
The year 1806 also happens to be the year that the first recorded definition of the word “cocktail” appearing in “The Balance and Colombian Repository”. Editor Harry Crosswell answered the question “What is a “Cocktail?” He wrote: “Cock-tail” is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.”
This basic recipe paved the way for the iconic “Manhattan” cocktail that guests at Club 1806 will be given the chance to perfect and have served “Your Way”.