Before dinner a Negroni as aperitif.
Went having cocktails with my father at Le Lion. Forgot to bring a camera.
Widow's Kiss. Very nice. Thanks Huntsman for the rec.
Ranglum. Quite good, last time it was better though.
Blue something. Créme de Violette cocktail with gin, egg white and probably some lime juice (or was it lemon?). It was good. Probably a little too much on the violette side.
Gansefoort Fizz (or something). A Rum Fizz with dark rum, Drambuie, lemon juice, Peychaud's and (a little too much) soda. Very nice.
After that we decided to go to another cocktail bar. We went to Fairmont's Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Lovely bar, very classy looking. The bartender however wasn't too good.
I went for a cocktail with St Germain. He mixed me a cocktail with St Germain, gin and lemon juice. It was ok. A little too much St Germain and a little too much lemon juice. Meh.
My father ordered the Gansefoort which he had at Le Lion. Bartender didn't know it, didn't have any possibility to look it up and therefore improvised under our guidance. Meh, again. Not bad, but not great either. Overall nice atmosphere but suboptimal cocktails.
I know now that a decent mixing Calvados, Chartreuse jaune and Bénédictine are on my shopping list. As well as Drambuie and soda. Créme de Violette and St Germain can wait, CdV longer than StG. Leone's violette pastiglies do the job.
Edited by b1os - 3/28/12 at 5:13pm