Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 5

Welcome to this week’s roundup of interesting cocktail and spirits related articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters. Reading Roundup Understanding Japanese Bartending Techniques (PUNCH) Read about five Japanese bartending practices that now appear regularly in the West and give a little insight into how Japanese methods […]

Bombay is Making Big Brand Gin More Sustainable

This article is part of a new 52 Martinis series, “Eco-bar”, where we highlight brands and bars that are employing sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. As going greener becomes a bigger (and more critical!) trend, more spirits brands are getting on board with sustainable practices. Bombay has made some impressive efforts to minimize negative environmental […]

Solera Bar: A cool left bank combo of location, presentation and service

We already know that Paris’ right bank is busting with bars. But “la rive gauche” continues to slowly sneak up on its neighbor with some newer cocktail contenders like Solera. Regular passengers on my boozy, bloggy ride should already be familiar with Christopher Gaglione from our stops at Royal Monceau and Burgundy Hotel where he […]

Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s roundup of interesting cocktail articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters. Cocktail Reading Roundup The ‘Horrific” Sexism Blighting the Beer World (BBC News) This BBC article takes a look at the backlash against brands with sexist names and calls out boob-gropers in the […]

Our Picks for Oysters Plus Cocktails in Paris

You know what sounds good to me right now? A crisp, clean, elegant pairing of an oyster plate plus a stiff martini. And, it seems I’m not the only one to think so. Over the last few years, internationally, we’re seeing more pairing menus dedicated to oysters and cocktails – some people even take the […]

Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 3

Welcome to this week’s roundup of interesting cocktail articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters. Cocktail Reading Roundup Are Mini Cocktails Most Definitely the Next Big Thing?  (Liquor.com) Well, considering that this was a recycled story dated from 2015 and we haven’t seen a spate of them […]

Paris Cocktail Talk: Paris Cocktail Week 2018

Making the Most of Paris Cocktail Week 2018: Part III (Think Beyond the Week)

In Parts I and II of our Paris Cocktail Week 2018 guide we covered planning ahead and avoiding the over-indulgence that kills your endurance.  So, what’s left? Let’s talk about how to get something out of Paris Cocktail Week 2018 beyond the 8-day window. There are plenty of practical takeaways that you can put to […]

Paris Cocktail Talk: Paris Cocktail Week 2018

Making the Most of Paris Cocktail Week 2018: Part II (Going the Distance)

So now that you have your PCW18 cocktail route researched and mapped, let’s talk about how to keep up your stamina to make it through the week in fine form. Obviously staying hydrated is top priority but we’ve got a few more tips to keep you in top shape. Try the Nonalcoholic Cocktail Options: Paris […]

Paris Cocktail Talk: Paris Cocktail Week 2018

Making the Most of Paris Cocktail Week 2018: Part I (Planning Your Route)

Next Saturday kicks off the 4th annual Paris Cocktail Week with 75 participating bars offering drinks specials plus master classes and miscellaneous events guaranteed to keep you entertained for 8 straight days. Overwhelmed by all that choice? Fret not! We’ve got you covered with our three-part guide to making the most of PCW2018! First order […]

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