TIFF 2016: Raising a Glass to The Magnificent Seven Remake

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Who says Westerns are dead? We’re raising a glass to the new remake of the 1960 movie, The Magnificent Seven, which is also the opening film at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

The original featured Zoomer favourites like Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson in a wild West saga about a group of gunslingers-for-hire in a Mexican village overrun with corruption.

In the update, Denzel Washington is cast as bounty hunter Sam Chisolm, the man tasked with leading this deadly band of seven who train the villagers to exact their revenge.


And while The Magnificent Seven is seen as a Hollywood classic, its origins actually come from across the pond — it in turn is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese-language film, Seven Samurai.

In honour of the new film’s opening, the Thompson Hotel in downtown Toronto has prepared an inspired cocktail for Western movie fans. The 6ix Shooter is the hotel’s interpretation of a Boilermaker: a shot and a beer. The name is also a reference to the classic six-cartridge revolver used in old Westerns.

‘6ix Shooter’

  • 1.50 oz Peach Infused Bourbon (Woodford Reserve) 0.75 oz Ale (Goose Island IPA) Syrup
  • 0.50 oz Peach Nectar
  • 0.75 oz Lemon
  • 2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  1. Instructions: Build, shake and fine strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange zest.