In the bar Les Ambassadeurs in the Hôtel de Crillon on the Place de la Concorde, you can sit inside in the warm and still be able to travel around the city in your mind with the new cocktail menu. On a lovingly drawn city map, the mixologists on the bar team were inspired by unusual Parisian squares that world-famous street artists have ennobled with their art. How does the Belleville district, home of Edith Piaf, taste? After “Padam”: tequila, apricot, grilled sesame and citrus fruits.
Or the Place de la Contrescarpe, which insiders rightly consider to be one of the most romantic places in the city? Shepard Fairey, better known by his stage name Obey, immortalized himself here with the wall fresco “Love won't tear us apart”. “Besame Mucho” is a matching hot and passionate cocktail in red, with Mezcal La Escondida, Agua de Jamaica, SloeGinMonkey47 and sugar syrup, garnished with an apple.
How does the Rue de Verneuil, where Serge Gainbsbourg lived, taste? The outside wall of his city palace is adorned with the stencil technique of the street artist Spray Yarps and inspired the mixologists to create the “Couleur Café” cocktail. The great chansonnier's love for bourbon is reflected in the coffee-colored tones of a cocktail with a strong association with wood. The ingredients: Woodford Reserve coffee, Montenegro, Madeira Barbeito 10, maple syrup, The Bitter Truth Drops & Dashes Wood Absinthe.
Bar Les Ambassadeurs im Hôtel de Crillon, 6 Place de la Concorde, www.rosewoodhotels.com