Audrey Saunders is the queen of the shakers in all New York with her cocktail bar. In the well-known and lively Houston Street, she mixes ever more bewitching new drinks: the Mule Gingin – a mix of gingerbeer, gin, fresh mint and lemon juice, while the Earl Grey MarTEAni gives a nod to English tea time with its tealeaves steeped in gin and lemon juice.
Pegu Club, 77 W Houston Street, 10012 New York
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Romance and the exotic
In a remarkable Victorian decor, that mixology star Julie Reiner is serving top-notch cocktails, to savour around the period fireplace. Behind the imposing 19th century mahogany bar, the barmen manipulate their shakers with energy, producing their very latest mix for the customers: cut glass bowels filled with royal punch or a rye-based whisky cocktail, maraschino and a drop of absinthe!
Clover Club, 210 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11201 New York
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A little bar and a long journey
In the heart of Notting Hill, this colourful and fun bar is just the places for rum enthusiasts. There is a vast choice of cocktails: fruity, flavourful, colourful combinations to try to the accompaniment of a little reggae. And to complete your cocktail evening – jerk chicken, deep-fried fish or a plate of sweet potato chips should round off the trip nicely!
Rum Kitchen, 6-8 All Saints Road, W11 1HH London
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This Tonteria is full of flavour
The fusion of sweet citrus fruit in a Spritz and champagne from the Tonteria can’t fail to enchant you! This Mexican bar in West London is an unusual, lively and upmarket place, which has all the ingredients needed for a great evening: tapas, cocktails and an atmosphere on fire. Special mention should be made of the stonking tequila and Royal Margarita!
Tonteria, 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG London
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From Paris to Bombay
In the Montorgueil district, hop on a train straight to Bombay! When you walk into this unusual cafe you may be surprised by the thrilling scent of patchoulis, cocktails and liqueurs straight from India. Between mouthfuls of truffle flavoured naan bread, indulge in one of their crazy cocktails and dance to the gentle Bollywood music!
Le Baranaan, 7 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010 Paris
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Under the eyes of a Madonna dressed in red this Parisian cocktail bar seems like a dream: after a Vasco de Gama combining honey and rum, why not be tempted by the mysterious flavours of an Araméene? Between the Moorish designs and a ceiling covered in holy writings, each sip of these elegant cocktails suddenly takes on an air of an elixir from paradise.
Maria Magdalena, 41 rue de La Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris
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