May 25, 2016

We’ve recently stumbled across a short cocktail video series starring the world renown mixologist and owner of The London Cocktail Club, JJ Goodman.

These videos, inspired by an article on The Six Coolest Cocktail Bars in Paris, made us feel as if we were gazing up at the Eiffel Tower and disbursing on their fashion phenomenon.

To give you a taste of the Paris night scene, watch the cocktail instructional videos below and have your hand at recreating them. If you consider yourself a beach bar aficionada, then spread your wings and try new atmospheres in Paris bars.

Or if you’re lucky enough to visit the city renown for attracting lovers, we’ve also provided locations and details on how to travel from one bar to another (who said we don’t care?).

1. Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge

Begin your Paris trip with this Louisiana style lounge, which has created its very own cocktail named the Baton Rouge.

This cocktail, inspired by the bar, draws connections to the Vieux Carré contains Bitters, Vermouth and Xanté Liqueur. A cocktail sure to get you in the mood to visit the buzzing night scene of Paris.

Why not have a go at making this yourself?

Ingredients

  • 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 20ml Sweet vermouth
  • 20ml Xanté Liqueur
  • 20ml VSOP cognac
  • 20ml Gold rum
  • Garnish: 1 Lemon twist
  • Glass: Cocktail

How To Get Here From The Airport

Arriving at Paris’s international airport – Charles de Gaulle, hail a taxi for a 40-minute drive to the bar.

Address: 75009, 62 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009 Paris, France.

2. L’entrée des Artistes – Chiclanto

Continue your excursion to bar number two: L’entrée des Artistes. With dark and velvety décor and mind-blowing food, there’s nothing more you could want.

The Chiclanto cocktail is actually served at L’Entrée des Artistes and is not for the faint hearted.

Have a go at recreating JJ Goodman’s concoction. Shake those shakers!

Ingredients

  • 50ml Tequila
  • 20ml Lime
  • pinch Coriander
  • 1cm Cucumber
  • 15ml Agave syrup
  • Glass: Rocks/cubed/fan

How To Get Here From Baton Rouge

After leaving Baton Rouge:

  • Walk north-west on Rue Notre Dame de Lorette towards Rue de la Rochefoucauld
  • Turn right onto Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
  • Turn right onto Rue Victor Masse and destination is on the left

Address: 30 Rue Victor Masse, 75009 Paris, France.

Total time: 3 minute walk.

3. Le Dauphin – French 75

The Le Dauphin is a quality bistrot, with a stylish design.

This cocktail recipe is inspired by Le Dauphin – half-way between a restaurant and a bar – run by the next-door Le Chateaubriand.

Bring Paris to your kitchen with this tasty cocktail recipe.

Ingredients

  • 100ml Champagne
  • 20ml Lemon juice
  • 40ml Gin
  • 10ml Simple syrup
  • Glass: Champagne flute
  • Garnish: 1 Lemon twist

How To Get Here From L’entrée des Artistes

Avoid the 40-minute walk, and take a 20-minute taxi to arrive at this bar.

Address: 131 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France.

4. Mabel – Mon Fizz

Mabel has the perfect drinking ambience which is solidly popular by people around the world.

This drink’s recipe inspired by Mabel is a replica of the bar’s “Tu seras un homme, mon fizz”; made with gin, vermouth, pistachio syrup, lemon, lime, egg white and fizzy water, chased with a spiced egg yolk.

Here’s what you need to make it at home.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Gin
  • 20ml Vermouth
  • 15ml Pistachio syrup
  • 20ml Lemon
  • 20ml Lime
  • 25ml Egg white
  • 50ml Fizzy water
  • Glass: Short stem

How To Get Here From Le Dauphin

Put your walking shoes on and stroll through the streets of Paris:

  • Walk north-west on Avenue Parmentier towards Rue du Faubourg du Temple
  • Turn left onto Rue du Faubourg du Temple
  • Turn right onto Place de la République
  • Turn left onto Boulevard de Magenta
  • Turn right onto Place de la République/Rue Réne Boulanger
  • Turn left onto Place de la République
  • Turn right onto Boulevard Saint-Martin
  • Continue straight onto Boulevard Saint-Denis
  • Turn left onto Rue St Denis
  • Turn right onto Rue d’Aboukir and destination is on the left

Address: 58 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France.

Total time: 20 minutes.

5. La Fée Verte – The Corpse Reviver #2

La Fée Verte is a Bastille absinthe bar named after the green fairy it might make you see (absinthe was widely thought to be hallucinogenic).

Here’s a cocktail inspired by the bar, which could be especially intoxicating if you use too much absinthe, so keep a steady hand whilst pouring.

See if you can bring a taste Paris to your home with these ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 20ml Gin
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 20ml Lillet Blanc
  • 20ml Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash Absinthe (5ml)
  • Glass: Cocktail
  • Garnish: Orange peel

How To Get Here From Mabel 

3km might be too far to walk after an intake of absinthe, so we suggest getting a taxi, where you can enjoy views of the Le Palais Royal Palace, La Gaîté Lyrique (a performing arts centre) and more.

Address: 108 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France.

Sipping on cocktails in Paris may be one of the best experiences you’ll ever have, and after trying the above recipes, you’ll never want to go back to your boring ‘go to’ drinks ever again.

Have you tried exuberant libations in the majestic city?

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