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Cognac

Since I’m in France, I’d thought to re-post this piece on cognac. My favorite spirit at the moment. One day I’ll go there and visit the distilleries myself! 🍇 🍇 Oh Cognac – what a fine spirit you are. Such an elegant fragrance and flavour, made from grape, French, super classy and at the same time G. Cognac simply has it all. Wouldn’t you agree? Ok let me guide you through how this grape distillate is produced, the history of…

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Notre-Dame and ice coffee from Shakespeare & Co

Shakespeare & Co is a popular coffee- and book shop at 37 rue de la Bûcherie near to the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris. It’s just around the corner from where I stay and there’s a cute little park next to it with a view over Notre-Dame. Nice hang out. Nice ice coffee!  

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Glass

Last Monday I did a guest shift at Glass, on 7 Rue Frochot, Pigalle. It’s a cocktail bar for everyone, unpretentious and raw with kind of a punk-attitude that is welcoming rather than repellent, and it’s Paris’ bartenders hotspot; the place where people working in the industry can go after work or on a night off, and stretch out. It’s open to 4am  from Sunday to Thursday and to 5am on Fridays and Saturdays. I had so much fun working…

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Little Red Door

I went to say hello at Little Red Door – 60 rue Charlot in Paris – on Tuesday where I met Calvin and the rest of the crew. Calvin was at Glass when I worked there on Monday, dancing behind the bar after closing! He didn’t expect to see me on Tuesday and man, we had a laugh. The Paris cocktail scene is very familiar to the Stockholm scene. Everyone knows each other and visit each others bars. The bartenders…

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Les Gourmands de Notre-Dame

New neighborhood for now I live on the little street called Rue Maitre Albert in the old quarters of Paris by the Notre-Dame and I’m enjoying a lager around the corner at the  little bistro Les Gourmands de Notre-Dame. It’s beautiful. I just met John, from New York – and he’s telling me stories from Studio 54!!!  

GUEST SHIFT TONIGHT AT GLASS, PARIS ?>

GUEST SHIFT TONIGHT AT GLASS, PARIS

Tonight you’ll find me at Glass on 7 Rue Frochot in Paris, Pigalle Metro station (across the street from Dirty Dick), making cocktails, pouring beer, speaking french, laughing and shining. It’s 30 degrees and sun and I’m finishing my stay in this beautiful city with this shift together with resident bartender Joseph Arnott; we’ll cool you down. 10pm – 05am, on a Monday! YES!! This might get dirty! I will definitely be sweaty. If you’re in town, COME! #punk  …

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Bartenders finds its new balance ?>

Bartenders finds its new balance

Have a look at this interesting article by DRINK regarding our business take on finally addressing the elephant in the room: alcohol consumption. “As cocktails have re-entered the public imagination over the past three decades, ushering in a second golden age for mixed drinks, the industry is now groggily waking up to the fact that maybe there’s been a cost. “I receive two or three enquiries from bartenders around the world asking for help,” says Iain Bell, a personal trainer…

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Back at Candelaria

I was back at Candelaria last Thursday where I one again met Alejandro who works there. Their cocktails are really good but man, their michelada.. WOW! To die for! Read my review of Candelaria from last year!

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Palais de Tokyo

I was at two amazing exhibitions today at Palais de Tokyo and afterwards it happened that something in my french didn’t work with the old man in the café. I wanted cremant – which is French sparkling wine – and I tried to say it again of course but more french haha, but he did really refuse to understand me. I then explained “sparkling wine? It’s like a cheap champagne” (god damn it) and he burst out “aaaaah crremaaaant. No…

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