Hello Cocktail Lovers! We continue to explore how the COVID-19 virus and travel restrictions have affected France. For this episode we are taking a lighter approach and asking fellow Parisians what they plan on doing once confinement is lifted and some of their favorite bars and restaurants they will want to visit as soon as […]
Quick Take: Following the completion of its revamp in 2018, the Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine serves luxury cocktails plus a small martini and negroni menu. James Joyce, Picasso, Josephine Baker and a whole host of other historical figures have made the Hotel Lutetia their Parisian HQ over the decades. Since its opening by Le Bon […]
Quick Take: The Cambridge Public House combines cocktail knowledge with freshly made upscale British pub grub for a cool, new kind of communal gathering space in Paris. Gasp!? What’s that you say? “A new cocktail bar review on the blog? Finally!?” It’s true, I’ve been preoccupied by pairing cheese and cocktails with Chez Loulou and […]
Meet Domingo Garcia, author, mezcal researcher & agave spirits consultant
Mezcals are unique spirits with very different peculiarities. Learn to explore them….
Sip your agave spirits straight with some toasted pumpkins seeds on the side! We’re learning lots of interesting tidbits with our mezcal interview series….
With Agave Festival happening this April, it’s a great time to get around to a book review I’ve been meaning to do for awhile. Mezcal l’esprit du Mexique by Domingo Garcia, David Migueres, and Alexandre Vingtier and with a forward by local bar and restaurant owner Carina Soto Velasquez is a great reference on this […]
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. Cocktail Reading Plastic Straws Aren’t the Problem (Bloomberg) “Skipping straws may be hip. But there are much better ways to fight pollution…” Why is the Wine World So Un-Woke […]
The left bank continues to step up on the Paris cocktail scene with its own speakeasy, Fitzgerald, hidden within a restaurant of the same name serving a simple, seasonal menu. Located in a relatively residential area not far from the Eiffel Tower, Fitzgerald speakeasy is hidden behind the unmarked door at the back of a […]
Just when you thought you didn’t need another booze brand, the newly launched La Distillerie Generale proves otherwise with their exclusive spirits line designed to make the exceptional a little more accessible. The range includes one or more references of various liqueurs and liquors including gentian, absinthe, vodka, gin, Armagnac, Cognac, rum, mezcal, whisky and […]