52 Martinis: a blog, a concept, a lifestyle…

Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris, and will soon release the complimentary bar guide smartphone application. As a freelance drinks writer, she has written for Drinks International, Serious Eats, World’s Best Bars, and PUNCH drinks about the Paris cocktail scene.

She regularly judges cocktail competitions and especially enjoys carrying out interviews with interesting industry personalities for her audio show/podcast, Paris Cocktail Talk.

In addition to researching and writing about Paris cocktails since 2007, she oversees a cocktail Meetup with over 1,300 members, is on the Drinks International jury that votes annually on the world’s 50 best bars, and is the founder of the city’s only private popup cocktail club, The Chamber. And if you can manage to catch up with her, she’s also just a fun person to have a drink with.

Every week she tries a new Paris cocktail bar starting with a martini for a standard of comparison. She’ll usually order a second house specialty and has a regular crew of companions who join in the adventures so they can taste a range of cocktails. And for DIY types, she also covers the city’s cocktail classes and spirits shops.

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