A Playful Daquiri Twist From Canada’s Best Bar

Nick Kennedy’s Miso Daq Attack has everything but the award-winning bartenders.

Nick Kennedy, owner of Toronto’s Civil Liberties, knows a thing or two about making a tall, stiff, and delicious drink. Twice named the country’s best bar by Canada’s 100 Best, Civil Liberties is Toronto’s mecca of cocktail connoisseurship, and it has the hardware to prove it. For NUVO readers unable to make it to Canada’s biggest city, Kennedy has provided the recipe for his Miso Daq Attack, a playful twist on the classic daquiri—bartending chops not included.




2 ounces Appleton Estate Signature rum

1 ounce lime juice

2/3 ounce simple syrup

1 teaspoon brown miso

Shiso leaf

Lime wheel



Combine rum, juice, syrup, and miso with ice in a cocktail shaker.

Shake well, strain over ice into a rocks glass, and garnish with a shiso leaf and lime wheel.