For ardent drinkers, a glass of perfect cocktail could easily ensure a good night out. With the art of mixology constantly evolving beyond our wildest alcohol-spiked imagination, many cool bars dole out lip-smacking concocted drinks to not only dazzle our palate, but shake up the old idea of cocktails being just an alcoholic mixed drink.
Our #RadarList of 11 wow-worthy cocktails from 15 famed bars here are some of the examples of how these drink establishments up the ante on how we should savor these delicious drinks one sip at a time.
The Old Man – Hong Kong
Here a place that serves drinkable novels at its best. The Old Man and its range of elegantly made drinks pay homage to Ernest Hemingway and his work. Each cocktail takes inspiration from the flipping pages of Hemingway’s masterpieces, as well as the novelist’s life.
Cocktail pictured: Big Catch
Carnaval – Lima, Peru
A hub for innovative sips in Lima, Peru. Cocktail pictured: Carnaval (the bar’s signature cocktail)
Floreria Atlantico – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hidden behind the Buenos Aires flower shop’s fridge door is a little haven where mean cocktails await.
Cocktail pictured: El Dorado
Nightjar – London, UK
Classic-slash-bygone cocktails reimagined at Nightjar. Cocktail pictured: Chapeau
Cantina OK! – Sydney, Australia
A mezcal haven for avid agave spirit drinkers. Cantina OK! from Sydney sure doesn’t take their mezcal cocktail game lightly! Cocktail pictured: Margarita OK!
Thyme Bar – New York City, USA
Go back in time at Thyme Bar, a hideaway bar set in the pre-war cellar in Flatiron, NYC. Each concoction served here comes with trailblazing twists that will possibly change your idea of cocktails. Cocktail pictured: Trumpet of Death
Channel your inner Bob Ross at this artsy bar with artistic cocktails, in Gdańsk, Poland.
Cocktail pictured: ASP
Philtration – Bangkok, Thailand
The underground bar, Philtration, likes to keep Bangkok’s nightlife scene spicy and exciting with fabulous themed cocktails that are curated for each and every special event at the bar. Cocktail pictured: Masquerade
Ulew Cocktail Bar – Antigua, Guatemala
At Ulew Cocktail Bar, customers can soak in the secretive speakeasy vibe while enjoying creatively presented drinks, with juicy twists.
Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain
Paradiso from Barcelona, Spain serves up boozy potions beyond your imagination, which is why the bar had earned its first place on The World’s 50 Best Bars list of 2022.
Cocktail pictured: Voyager
The Elephant Room Singapore
Singapore’s innovative cocktail bar, Elephant Room, offers an array of cocktails that are crafted from locally-sourced ingredients to celebrate the spirited culture and flavours of its neighborhood, Little India.
Cocktail pictured: Farmer’s Joy