How Cities are Shaping their Cocktails

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk

Cocktails are global business. They are in every capital city and are thriving in second cities around the world. I travel when I can both internationally and within France and it’s always interesting to me to see how different cities approach cocktails. So, this month, I’ve invited friends and fellow bloggers, Mel and Anthony, into the studio to talk about how different cities are shaping their cocktail scenes and what that might mean on a global scale when ranking bars in different ways.

Together Mel and Anthony started the site Le Cocktail Connoisseur, where they compile interviews with bartenders they meet on their global travels to highlight creative people who make the cocktails we love. And they have a new exciting project with Top 500 bars!

Cocktail of the Month: Bamboo

Being out often in bars, Mel and Anthony suggesat regularly ordering low abv drinks – both on trend and tasty. Their low abv cocktail suggestion for this month:


30ml Dry Vermouth
30ml Fino Sherry
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters
Garnish Lemon Twist

Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.

Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for more cocktail and drinks talk between shows, head to our site, and if you’d like to carry me around in your pocket, download our iOS app, Paris Cocktails.

As always, thank you listeners for tuning in our downloading.

And thanks to Mel and Anthony for coming into the studio. You can follow le Cocktail Connoisseur on social media here:

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Also, check out their new project Top 500 Bars to find out where the best bars are near you.

Additional thanks to:

World Radio Paris for editing and production

Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne for show notes and web assistance 

Son Little for the music we use

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for the music we use

As usual, we remind you to drink responsibly.

Finally, if you like what we’re doing, drop a quick review.

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Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!