French Vermouth with François Monti

Vermouth is not only on-trend and great for cocktails, it’s worth trying on its own as well. This month I had a great chat with aperitif culture expert Francois Monti for this month’s episode of Paris Cocktail Talk all about French vermouth.

It’s Martini O’Clock at the Luxury Paris Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine

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 […]

Le Renard bar’s cocktail happy hour in Belleville

Quick take: Le Renard does very nice drinks at true happy hour prices in Belleville When the cocktail revival kicked off in Paris, there were bars making excellent drinks and bars putting on happy hours – but they were rarely in the same place. Fortunately, as craft cocktails continue to infiltrate the culture, these two […]

What Cheese Pairs Best with a Gin Martini Cocktail?

Quick take: Avoid pairing a gin martini with cheese, but if you insist, try a Brillat-Savarin. In our cheese + cocktail pairing project, I’m combining my cocktail know-how with the encyclopedic cheese knowledge of Jennifer Greco of Chez Loulou. We’re delivering a series of classic cocktail and cheese pairings.   Our January Pairing: Gin Martini […]

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