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Manhattan (cocktail) in Paris

smellymay Jun 29, 2013 08:16 AM

Hello -

Does anyone have any suggestions for a place that makes a good Manhattan? Most cocktail bars I come across have their own creations, heavier on the fruity side of cocktails. I'm sure a bartender could make me one, but I thought I'd check before I begin asking - I'm not sure how rarely Rye is used in France.


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    Ptipois Jun 29, 2013 08:45 AM

    Le Secret, avenue de Friedland. Ask the bartender.
    Also: the bar at the Metropolitan Radisson, place de Mexico, probably one of the best bartenders in France.
    Or the bar at the Warwick hotel, rue de Berri.
    On the left bank, la Closerie des Lilas and the Rosebud also make good cocktails.

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    1. re: Ptipois
      smellymay Jun 30, 2013 06:18 AM

      Thanks - Seems I'll be heading upscale to scratch my Manhattan itch :)
      Appears that Le Secret is closed, though, if Yelp is to be believed.

      1. re: smellymay
        Ptipois Jun 30, 2013 07:26 AM

        There is still Le Metropolitan, in my opinion even better.

        If you'll have a second one, ask for his Jubilee Martini, based on aquavit, Spanish capers and Bénédictine instead of vermouth. Best Martini I've ever had.

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