Cocktails with the world's greatest barman at the Ritz in Paris

on 30/10/10 at 3:56 pm

Booze News

Colin Peter Field at the Hemingway Bar, Ritz, Paris

“What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Paris than by learning the secret of the perfect cocktail from one of the world’s greatest barmen? So I jump in a cab to that most exclusive of addresses, the Ritz, and almost get lost in its labyrinth of gilded corridors before arriving at the mythical Hemingway Bar, hidden away right at the back of the hotel. This is the domain of Colin Peter Field, whose accolades run from being voted world’s best barman by Forbes magazine, to becoming the first bartender to make it into the French Who’s Who. He is even recognised by the Guinness World Records for preparing the world’s most expensive cocktail, the Ritz Sidecar, costing a quite frightening €1,250 (about $2000), it features a rare fine Champagne cognac that dates from the 1850s.”

{Full story via Financial Times}

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