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.
While you might think of apples when you think of Normandy, pears are important fruits there too. And Christian Drouin has a very limited edition gin made from pears.
Get ready for sunnier days and stock up on the latest expression from the OG of French gin that’s the perfect choice for this summer’s gin & tonics!
Ever wonder what it would be like to move to Provence from America and start distilling a gin-style spirit with the local ingredients?
What’s it like to run a cooking school in Paris before and during a pandemic? We talk to Jane Bertch of La Cuisine Paris to find out that and more….
Paris now has a dedicated vermouth bar serving vermouth, sherry, anise spirits and other tasty pre-dinner tipples.
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: 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 […]
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 […]
Different criteria contribute to a standout cocktail. Maybe it’s made with innovative and interesting techniques or uses new spirits or ingredients. It might be a surprising new flavor combination or a classic executed to perfection. And without overthinking or over-analyzing, as I reflect back over the last twelve months, these are the five cocktails I […]