Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 17

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 Jeppson’s Malört: One of the world’s least-loved liquors calls Chicago home (AtlasObscura) A spirit that is “rugged and unrelenting (even brutal)” and that “only one out of […]

Day Drinking and the Best Buttermilk Biscuits in Paris at Treize au Jardin

Quick Take: Treize au Jardin delivers down home goodness and boozy tea time treats If you’re already familiar with Treize from its original location, you’re gonna love their bigger, brighter better new location. If you’re not already familiar with Treize, you’re gonna love me for clueing you in. Treize is a tea room, restaurant, bakery […]

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk

Balbine Spirits

This month we’ve invited Julien Maingraud into the studio. Julien is the founder of Balbine Spirits, makers of artisanal cocktails and spirits. Julien also started extraterrien.com, a blog around gin and cocktails when very few people in Paris were doing it (except maybe 52martinis.com)!

Paris bars in the World’s 50 Best List

Quicktake: This year’s Paris cocktail bars Little Red Door, Candelaria and Le Syndicat made the World’s 50 Best Bars list. Ten Paris bars have made the list over the past decade. For the second year in a row, Little Red Door, Candelaria and Le Syndicat have scored spots on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. […]

Letter from the Editor October 2018: What to do with a passion project?

Hello Cocktails Lovers,   I’ve been writing this blog for over ten years now.  It’s certainly grown both in terms of numbers and content.  Over recent years, I’ve started adding some interesting regular features like: Eco-bar, which gives shout outs to bars and brands doing better for the environment. Drink-Tech, which explores how technology is […]

Le Yacht Club in Paris Serves Summer-y Spritzes and Mediterranean Small Plates

Quick Take: Yacht Club is a Mediterranean neobistro that is good for groups serving summer-worthy spritzers and small plates in SoPi. The team behind Les Niçois set their sites on SoPi with their latest project, the Yacht Club, a seafood focused mediterranean inspired neo-bistro for food and drinks. Cocktails range from about 8 to 18 […]

Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 14

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 Bristol distillery apologises over ‘Novichok’ vodka (BBC) “A distillery that released a 75% ABV vodka range named after the toxic nerve agent Novichok has been heavily criticised […]

Zebra: Paris Drinks & Dining Darlings Daroco & Danico Team Tackle the Classics

Quick Take: Daroco/Danico team have reopened the Zebra Square – now just called Zebra – and are turning out quality bistro food and classic cocktails in the 16th. It wasn’t long ago that Italian trattoria Daroco was launched by Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross and immediately become a new “It” spot, where fashionistas and hungry […]

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