Fancy yourself a cocktail connoisseur?
Hope is finally on the horizon, and we should be allowed to inside bars and restaurants from 9 June, depending on the rate of infections. So, it’s time to start planning a social life that we haven’t been able to enjoy properly for over a year now. We are planning to revisit bars that we just couldn’t get enough of pre-pandemic, and appreciate the fantastic, boozy inventions of Amsterdam’s expert mixologists. Here are some of our stand-out favourite cocktails to sip, slurp and glug in Amsterdam (don’t judge us please).
📍Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE
Tales & Spirits has a lovely terrace and they’re open now, depending on the weather, so you can grab a Eureka! this weekend if you so wish. It contains gin, Aperol, sweet vermouth and grapefruit juice. This tangy cocktail will definitely wake you up from post-work zombie-mode and get you in the weekend mood! You can view the whole menu on the website.
2. Herb Alpert
📍Rapenburg 18, 1011 TX
This tasty cocktail from HIPS (Hiding In Plain Sight) contains tequila, honey, green bell pepper juice, pepper and Cointreau infused with jalapeño. If you’re looking for something super-interesting with unique flavours then you have to try it. Visit the website to see the cocktail menu.
📍Vinkenstraat 57, 1013 JM
During the pandemic, Vesper Bar has been serving takeaway cocktails and you can still buy these cocktail bottles. Pandanemic is one of those that we just can’t get enough of. If you’re a fan of pandan leaves then this cocktail is for you. However, don’t worry if you’re not into the taste of pandan because they have so many delicious cocktails to offer that it’s a must-visit for cocktails anyway. Check out their drinks menu on the website.
4. Holiday Hurricane
5. The Actress
📍Keizersgracht 234, 1016DZ
The Actress is an experience. It tastes like nothing else and you should give it a try at least once if you get a chance. It’s made from gin, wasabi, blueberry, Yuzushu and Champagne, and Pulitzer’s Bar has a whole host of amazing cocktails to try as well. You can see the full list on the website.