From known glories of the Catalan cocktail bar with bartenders who know how to do almost everything, to new parents the rise of the most stylish combined
Good gintonic in Barcelona
Great glories of the Catalan cocktail bar with bartenders who know how to do almost everything new parents the rise of the most stylish combination, we propose a brief overview of some of the best temples in Barcelona drinking gintonic. Ask the familiar mixture of gin and tonic in a bar it may appear to be too easy to put it to the waiter, but no. Make a gintonic sublime goes beyond putting in a shot glass suggested proportions of gin and tonic -: 1, 1: 2, 1: 3 and 2: 3, it requires skill learned in thousands of night hours after the bar. The process of preparing cocktails and long drinks has become an art that draws attention of clients -the first became known barmans, then bartenders and now mixologos-.
The history of gintonic and this already knows many people- is closely linked to the quinine -the main component of tónica- popularized as a cure for malaria during the nineteenth century after the time- -miraculous healing by the Countess of Chinchon , wife of the viceroy Luis Jerónimo de Cabrera, by the “cinchona” bark. Hence, to put some gin to mask the bitter taste of this natural alkaloid as possible and prescribe medicine had only a small step and a lucrative business. But it will not go into this historical and medical matters which give for another article and have bypass alarmist speeches aimed at nostalgic old lost glories (we would have liked to include in these lines to the now defunct Tirzah, who lowered his blind victim of last year’s Lease Act …). We are left with are the best and that follow, some of the best gintonics of Barcelona.
1. Dry Martini
Dry Martini letter letter is fantastic and the place is an institution, you know. In the Dry Martini cocktail are specialists in which they are named, but the tonic also do wonders. Javier de las Muelas available at your local gintonics transformed into gimmicky and fantastic inventions.. You find cinnamon, blueberry, coffee, currant … colonizing the old cocktail par excellence. The classic, made with a twist of lemon peel so sirvem and do so in an elegant glass of cider cut glass, house brand. Try the Gimlet foxtrot Guinevere, lime syrup and tónica- or Jacobschhhh Tonic, with a spoonful of green tea Japanese quince gold dust and deshidratado-. It is considered the third best gin in the world bar and a reason.
Dry Martini. Aribau street, 162-166.
The Gimlet is the starting point of the wheels as lord of the country cocktails. Gimlet was born in 1979 at Rec and then moved to the upper Diagonal, in Santaló. You can try a ginronic to rub perfection, free of frills. They served in glass of cider (height, width and fine) also carved by hand: about seven large ice rocks without holes or cracks, treated water by osmosis, which ensures that the ice will not melt and helps maintain the temperature and taste combined. It seems basic, but how many times have we seen floating ice in a huge glass ball spoiling an excellent drink. The cocktail that names the place is also a bestseller is worth asking: 2/3 1/3 gin and lime syrup. this cocktail was famous for being the favorite of Philip Marlowe, the detective created by Raymond Chandler in 1934 that gave Humphrey Bogart skin on the edge of the abyss.
Gimlet. Street Santaló, 46.
2. Milano Cocktail Bar
Its location, in the basement of a cafe, an underground bar reminded during Prohibition by deprivation than the 40s of last century. Next to the Ronda Universitat offers live jazz every night and have the option to accompany the drink with a simple menu with snacks, tapas, burgers and steak tartar a house that has a certain reputation. Since 2013 he is at the controls of the local Yanaida Prado, experienced bartender (former L ‘Parnasse) has achieved several awards in recent years, as Chartreuse Experience, Origins by Schweppes. The tonic of Milano is served in glass of cider with lemon twist and bar has quickly become a classic.
Milano Cocktail Bar. Ronda Universitat, 35.
3. Boca Chica
Boca Chica is also pure luxury bartender. This stunning cocktail restaurant, Boca Grande is one of the most chic overnight stops in Barcelona. It has the elegant, refined and spacious interior seal Lazaro Rosa-Violán. The ticket is somewhat higher than in other bars in town but their drinks alcohol claim a difficult emotion to forget. Classic tonic for your use the handy slice of cucumber but also can take risks and decantaros for Infusion, the tonic tea served with a lamp of Aladdin, awarded as the best of Spain in 2014.
Boca Chica. Carrer de la Concepció, 12.
4. Ideal Cocktail Bar
It was in 1931 when Antonio Gotarda founded the Ideal importing ideas from some of the best cocktail bars in other European cities: An interior of wing chairs upholstered in blood red and dark wood walls, a pioneer as they come. In the beginning was eventually place to visit for some of the personalities of world cinema linked to the Metro Goldwin Mayer but in the late 50s was “modernized” adding to its walls pictures of restless artists of the time as the Catalan painter of the moment Vives Fierro and heterogeneous Carlos Pazos in a new British interior that still remains today. The Ideal was ethyl shelter Pla, fond of whiskey and dry martini with a drop of angostura, and Montalban, defender of malt whiskey. José María Gotarda, grandson of the founder and expert traveled barman, maintains the level of demand for a place with so much history and tradition that has always touted Ideal. Gotarda stands out with one of the most comprehensive offers on the market gins: You can choose between 40 different references to make the tonic to the client.
Ideal Cocktail Bar. Carrer d’Aribau, 89.
The Mutis is a secret club of Barcelona designed by Kim Diaz (owner of Bar Mut) but in reality is not so secret for some years … Since the magazine Drink’s International chose as the best bar in Europe what and how 17th best cocktails in the world. So now few people know that this place exists and presentation .. what else we have to give more? In recent years, Mutis has become so important things such as place of filing in Europe and shaker off of a drink that will sound much and has already placed as a defendant in bars distillates country cooking -whether Mexican, so fashionable, or not mescal. It opened in 2009 and can enjoy music (jazz, soul and funk) live every night, that, of maravilosamente executed gintónics and as tragic as impossible combinations.
Mutis. Pau Claris, 192.
Boadas opened doors in 1933 but long before Miguel gave his name to this famous local cocktail of Barcelona spent years training as a bartender in a unique bar in Havana called El Floridita. One of the gintonics house is served with a slice of grapefruit, Schweppes, pink pepper and a vaporized concentrated red fruit. Another creations mix in a shaker the same portion of gin and sweet vermouth, three parts of Curacao and Amer Picon and a dash of Angostura bitters with three ice cubes. The drink is adorned with a sprig of mint and a touch of lemon peel.
Boadas. Carrer de Francisco Giner, 47.
8. Bobby Gin
Bobby Gin is the perfect representative of the new cocktail bars in Barcelona. Many are surprised that this small place of Grace opened its doors three years ago -in 2011- June to penalties. A baby named Robert Gallower, Bobby for friends, whom her grandmother pacifier dipped in gin Premium drag a legend surrounding who would become one of the best bartenders in New York and is the inspiration for the name this local. Human and professional qualities are enough to start being new benchmark for cocktails in the Catalan capital. Manel and Oscar Alcaraz Forés are the brains behind the business, which have located behind the bar and rightly one of the bartenders star of today, Alberto Pizarro, winner of the national final of the World Class Competition 2011. One of their latest creations was a gin and tonic inspired by Sant Jordi in Catalan combining gin, steam rose petals, orange sanguinia, which provides a slight red hue, tone and pink pepper, designed to extol the notes of the most aromatic gins its spicy and intense touch, and vanilla. If this does not convince you, the letter of Bobby Gin will find a good selection to choose from.
Bobby Gin. Carrer de Francisco Giner, 47
Negroni is a classic cocktail with over twenty years of history-the nineties in Florence-but also gives its name to a famous cocktails in the neighborhood of Raval. The stained glass of the entrance, the minimalist interior design and black dress code of their bartenders give an idea of the seriousness of the matter and outline an aesthetic fleeing vintage woody other products. Among its shelves crammed with bottles of gin about 15 references enable an ideal tonic. Of course, you have to explain to the barman what about you like to try because they have a letter. Your Negroni-of course the classic Moscow Mule and Whisky Collins are unavoidable seal of the house.
Negroni. Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 46.
Slow is that kind of cocktail that provides uniqueness, personality, fantasy and rock and roll chic for the discerning public. Francesc Brateau is one of the most recognized bartenders in Spain and his hands-and his Barra- have passed many of the new stars of the cocktail that should this man a world. The Eixample not be as chic if it were not for clubs like Slow in a medium tempo that moves between the cocktail bar in, French boite and longed hall style to the former Paloma. Three rooms, in which one can feel equally at home out of the work-the famos afterwork- with a drink before going to dinner or in the morning talking to the seductive bar their entry. They have over sixty brands premium gins and tonic to fifteen, advised, to design the most seductive palate gin and tonic. And if the gin tonic is too basic, it mixes with your Madame Butterfly vodka and traditional Japanese-sake can leave blank mind for quite a while. Because the small pleasures of life enjoy better slowly.
Slow C / Paris, 186.
Courtesy Avantgarde Limousine Barcelona