Marseille Cocktails with Meryll Cawn of Ginger Phœnix

Paris Cocktail Talk
Paris Cocktail Talk
Marseille Cocktails with Meryll Cawn of Ginger Phœnix

This month we talk with Meryll Cawn, co-owner of Ginger Phœnix, about Marseille cocktails, opening her own bar and restaurant, and moving from the US to France to work in hospitality.  

Products, places and people mentioned in the Marseille Cocktails episode

Ginger Phoenix 
Tanish Townsend of Girls Meets Glass
Carry Nation
Other Marseille bars recommended by Meryll:
Zoumai Brewery
Apotek cocktail bar
Gaspard cocktail bar
Copper Bay Marseille cocktail bar
Le Labo cocktail bar
Coquetail Club cocktail bar
Maison Ferroni distillery, tasting room
Distillerie de la Plaine distillery and brewery

Other food and drink recommendations in Marseille from Meryll:

Verre à Cruise: Nice cocktail bar, wonderful people
La Caravelle: classic spot to drink a pastis on the Port
Ivresse: great wine bar with delicious small plates
Brasserie Soiffe: tasty beers and a great tap room
Mouné: modern Lebanese food with an excellent wine selection
Mama Kiyuna/restaurant Cédrat: an ala carte menu for lunch and prix fix for dinner.
Golda: fantastic Israeli/provençal food, good wine beer and spirits list
Limmat: vegetarian and seafood share plates.
Pizzeria La Bonne Mère: in a city obsessed with pizza, this one is considered the best
Bistro O’Prado: only open for lunch M-F. Seasonal, market based cooking
Provisions: cookbook, wine and spice shop that has guest chef pop ups regularly
Boite a Sardine: fish and seafood all from within 50km of Marseille. Sometimes your plate is delayed because the fish hasn’t arrived from the boat yet.
Chez Gilda: when your street eats are octopus, squid, and paniss
Fil Bleu: my favorite cheese shop in town
La Baliene a Cabossée: one of the best chocolate makers
Les Mains Libres: fantastic breads
Boulangerie Love: best baguettes in town
Le Panifacteur: their croissants and kouign-amann are the best
Pain Salvatore: delicious breads and pastries
Ben Mouture: amazing coffee
Cafe Pollux: great coffee and amazing cookies

Cocktail of the Month for the Marseille Cocktails Episode: Marseille Mule

1 oz / 30 ml gin*
½ oz / 15 ml pastis
Squeeze of fresh lime juice 
Ginger beer to top

Combine gin, pastis, and lime juice in a tall glass.
Fill with ice.
Top off with ginger beer. 

*Meryll uses Distillerie de la plaine

Big thanks to…

Meryll Cawn of Ginger Phœnix
World Radio Paris for editing and production
Son Little for the music we use
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