- peter.v Jul 26, 2007 09:45 AM
Can one find good cocktails in this city? You know, a bar where if I mention a caipirinha I won't get a dumb stare, but instead will have a discussion about the lack of cachaca in the country?
Do any local bartenders make their own bitters/liqueurs/infusions?
I'll admit I haven't really looked for a cocktail bar yet, this post is the first step in my quest.
It's actually illegal for restaurants or bars to infuse their own liquor here. Against health code. Seems strange to me too. But it's also against health code to polish cutlery and glassware as well...
As for a good place to go for cocktails, the River Cafe has some very unusual cocktails on their menu. All the mixes are generally organic. Cafe Koi has some great ones too.
i'll second the ming recommendation. You should also check out the Raw Bar at hotel arts. We were there last night for after-dinner cocktails and really enjoyed their martinis. Vicious Circle's recently been lightly renovated, and they have an incredibly long martini list.