Τετάρτη, 1 Απριλίου 2009

The B.a.R. is now open!

Hallmark-martini-woman "Baba Au Rum's bartenders shake really hard..."

 

Dear fellow travelers, greetings and welcome to Baba Au Rum, the “newest’ bar in downtown Athens!

As our name suggests, we have an… inclination towards rum, with a selection of over 60 different brands (for the beginning), but we must confess, that in B.a.R. we are absolutely i n l o v e with cocktails!

We love the magic behind the mixing of ingredients and their transformation into something new… We love creating new combinations and recipes. We love new experiences and we are always on the lookout for the “perfect” taste, the “ideal” combination, the “ultimate” mixing, and the “best” whisky”, “best” vodka or rum…

This is the reason why we select and import most of the spirits in B.a.R. ourselves, straight from the producers from all over the world. We are also proud that we make our own in-house Blends and Bitters ensuring the highest quality of ingredients.

For tonight, we suggest you try one of the 7 cocktails we believe anyone should try at least once or indulge yourself into one of the House Cocktails or maybe even design your own drink!

We are looking forward meeting you in RL. (that’s Real Life for all the non geeks out there.)

So, get off line now and come try something new! It may change your life.

SAVE THE NIGHT – SUPPORT NICE BARS

* In case you are wondering, these are the 7 cocktails we believe you should try at least once in your life: Juleps, Sherry Cobbler, the Ramos Gin Fizz, the Original Zombie, Tommy's Margarita, a Brandy Crusta, and Poetry Kills, an in-house molecular cocktail (named after our first choice for the bar name but lost from “Baba Au Rum”).

The Julep Cocktail

top_mint_julep No Kentucky Derby in Louisville US nowadays , would be complete without the venerable Mint Julep on every  first Saturday in May.

One fine morning back in the 1790's, an american collumnist with a rather interesting sense of humor used the word "Julep", which for over 200 years meant "medicine" or"elixir" to describe a very successful cocktail served in a royal wedding. Since then and for about 70 years "Julep" took over America and the rest of the world, introducing the trend of ice drinks, something that until then, was  a privillege of the few. The first Juleps were made with Brandy. Many versions followed, with the "Whiskey Julep"still being the most popular.

At Baba Au Rum,  we offer Julep with our own, VSOP Cognac, Rye and Bourbon whiskey blend, homemade syrup and fresh mint or peppermint, served in the metallic traditional Julep cup, with lots of crushed ice and thin pineapple slices on the edge!

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