Cocktail bars can be as varied as the drinks they mix, but whether their shtick is 50s Cuban hip, Asian sleek or private club retro, one thing they all seem to have one thing in common is attitude. The good kind, that is.
An eye for detail, discreet but great service and mixologists with a technical understanding of what makes a cocktail sing round out the package.
The sound of martini shakers and the clink of ice in tall glasses are key notes to great cocktail bar experiences to be had all over the City.
Intimate places where quality liquor and often handcrafted spirits go hand in hand with fresh juices, infusions and bitters and bartenders who now how to mix them.
There can be many a fun moment in trying a bar’s signature cocktail, but it would be a brave barkeep who did not stir or shake up classics such as martinis, mojitos and daiquiris, even if they don’t appear on the menu.
If your drinking tastes are little more James Bond and a little less Hoges, more edgy chic than pool hall plonk, a cocktail bar is where you’ll find a world of stylish imbibing pleasures.