Toronto Food

“Our meal was accompanied with Temperance Cocktails. Didn’t know it was possible to make a non-alcoholic drink taste that way. I tried Chapter Two (absolute favourite) and Community Garden. Both fantastic.” – Full post

Amy Carlberg – BlogTO

“Whatever the reason Torontonians choose not to consume alcohol, Temperance Cocktails is looking to diversify the options for non-drinkers with their own extensive range of booze-free bevvies. The project is primarily the brainchild of craft cocktail artisan Haritha Gnanaratna, and was inspired by creating cocktails for feminist partner and lifelong non-drinker Audra Williams.” – Full […]

Christine Sismondo – Toronto Star

“Temperance Cocktails, which come in four flavours and cost $5 each, could easily pass for real cocktails both in terms of appearance and taste. They’re natural-tasting and complex and boast a pretty serious depth of flavour. Their True Terroir, for example, is a rich and spicy smoke bomb, that you might imagine had a base […]

Laura McQuarrie – Trend Hunter

“While Park Day is lemonade-like, Chapter Two combines ingredients like jasmine tea, lemon oil, rice vinegar and lychee. Other unique ingredients can be found in True Terroir, which boasts a lapsang souchong tea base that’s comparable to a peaty whisky, as well as Community Garden, which is floral, sweet and dry thanks to the use […]

Denise Soueidan-O’Leary, the Lansdowne Cone

“These delicious drinks offer wonderful options for those who don’t wish to consume alcohol! Haritha is an amazing mixologist and brings fun and experimentation to his fabulous creations!”

Justina Zatzman, Workman Arts

“Temperance cocktails are a dream to work with, matching heart with attention to detail and professionalization to create complex and compelling NA cocktails and fill an important gap in the city!”

Kirthan Aujlay – She Does the City

Excerpted quote from interview with Haritha: “Toronto is a very multicultural city. We have a high Muslim population, for example. That community is not considered when mainstream establishments are creating their menus. At the same time, a while back turmeric was huge in cocktails and beverages. It was such a hot item that everyone was […]