There’s more to a cocktail than vodka, gin, rum, and tequila. There are complex tastes and textures, sensations and savourings that accompany a libation. Flavours as intricate and pleasing as a gourmet meal. We compiled a selection of cocktails from around the world that will put hair on chests, curl tongues, and make your skin feel like nails are being dragged down your flesh.
Cocktails from top to bottom, left to right:
Smoke on the Water at Bar Centro, SLS Hotel, Los Angeles
Blackberries, Scotch, Islay mist and flames,
The Juliet & Romeo at The Violet Hour, Chicago
Gin, mint, cucumber, lime, bitters, and a drop of rose water.
The Versailles Experience at Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia
Tanqueray Gin, Absinthe, pear, lemon, apple, mint
White Negroni at Gin Palace, New York
Perry’s Tot Gin, blanco vermouth, Salers apertif
Serendipity at Bar Hemingway, Ritz Paris
Calvados pays d’Auge le Compte, mint, sugar, apple juice, champagne.
~Sandra O’Connell, OPUS Insider