craft COCKTAIL list
The El Cortez Cocktail menu is created out of passion for agave spirits, cocktails & service. It's an inspired collection of drinks that reflect the freshest ingredients, crafted together to create a unique experience, deserving of the El Cortez name.
This menu uses no artificial ingredients, syrups, sour mixes or juices. All ingredients are made in-house, by our own bar team.
Have fun. Explore. Try something new. You might find an old favourite or you might discover a new one. Either way, our sole purpose is to evoke in your experience, the fresh fun, vivaciousness of Latin Culture.
AGAVE SPIRITS LIST
With over 140 Tequilas and Mezcals at El Cortez, you are sure to find one that speaks to you. Each one is 100% Agave and chosen for it's distinctive and unique flavour. Prices listed below are per 1oz.
BLANCO / Unaged or aged less than 2 months with the bold flavours of distilled agave up front
REPOSADO / Aged a minimum of 2 months, but less than a year in oak barrels
ANEJO / Aged a minimum of 1 year, but less than 3 in small oak barrels
EXTRA ANEJO / Aged a minimum of 3 years in oak barrels. The Extra Anejo category was created in 2008.
MEZCAL / Mezcal can be made from up to 30 different species of Agave, whereas Tequila is strictly from the Blue Agave plant. Smoky, complex and artisinally produced, Mezcal is a spirit where the wine concept of "terroir" applies.
Our beer list offers a thoughtful selection sourced from local and craft breweries found throughout western Canada and the United States. We offer beers that appeal to many palates and fill the spectrum of beer profiles.