Posts Tagged "Paris"


Drink Like the French: Dersou in Paris + Dessert Cocktail Recipe We were overjoyed at the prospect of our first trip to Paris, but also overwhelmed. There’s just so much to see and experience that it was more than a little intimidating. What if we wasted precious time on a distraction, or missed an absolute must? How would we sort through the infinite options, and how could we relax and enjoy a marvelous city while constantly...

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Drink like the French: Experimental Cocktail Bar in Paris Speakeasies aren’t just for places that experienced Prohibition anymore. We walked through the subtly marked door and into what looked like someone’s studio apartment: a kitchen counter, an old piano, and a few scattered couches. This was Experimental Cocktail Bar. Like at Le Syndicat, the clientele was mostly young and quite hip. We took a seat on the piano bench...

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Drink Like the French: Le Syndicat in Paris We’ve talked about the fact that the French mostly like to keep their drinking simple, straight or in two-ingredient mixes in the glass; and yesterday we talked about the venerable tradition of ‘American’ cocktail bars. Today, we give credit to a new trend of legitimately French, legitimate cocktails. As we made our way through the Paris neighborhoods from our airbnb to Le...

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Drink Like the French: Harry’s New York Bar in Paris  At the beginning of the 20th century, American tourism took off. To ensure that wherever they were these American tourists could find a cocktail, an industry of ‘American bars’ sprung up around the world, often based in the big hotels. It’s a good thing they did, because when Prohibition was passed in 1920, these bars went from being tourist watering holes...

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