August is getting very near, and with it, thoughts and memories of holidays at the seashore, with an emerald sea, a bright blue sky… Oh, so sorry dear guest! I guess I am getting dreamy here. But thinking of the … Continue reading Ready for a pool party? Have a Blue Lagoon!
It seems to me, dear guest, that we haven’t talked about old classics for a little while. And while fruity cocktails are delightful for an afternoon, good old classics remain favourites for true connoisseurs. The Old Fashioned is one such … Continue reading The Old Fashioned: a 1850s gentleman’s drink
A fruity and strong drink, is this what you are asking me for, dear guest? Well I would say that vodka is definitely your friend here. While many other spirits mix very well with fruit juices to create wonderful cocktails … Continue reading A pioneer among vodka cocktails: the Pink Greyhound
As some of you may know (or not) I am originally from France, a country famous for its wines, but not necessarily for its cocktails. With time, however, and the affluence of American and English visitors especially in Paris and … Continue reading Straight from the French countryside: the champaign punch
I have been for a long time an aficionado of James Bond novels and movies; as you probably know, cocktails are an essential part of the image of this iconic spy. But rather than choosing immediately the obvious and well-known … Continue reading The very first James Bond cocktail: the Americano
Summer is coming, dear guests! And with it, its cohort of outdoor lunches, barbecues and picnics. Let us stray away from classic cocktails and look at more recently created recipes. Designed for afternoon aperitifs as well as brunches and relaxed summery … Continue reading The Pineapple Cooler: a fresh and fruity taste for a sunny afternoon
Welcome back, dear guests! After a rather long absence and some semi-holidays, Charly’s Bar is re-opening its doors. Tonight let us talk about another classic, this one American: the Manhattan. Invented in New York City in the early 1870s, this … Continue reading A classic among classics: the Manhattan