In search of a cocktail for the city of Barcelona

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“Manhattan has a cocktail with its name, Mar de Plata too. Why shouldn't Barcelona have it?" It is the reflection with which the bartender Javier de Las Muelas invites all Barcelonans to participate in Cocktail Boulevard, the first cocktail festival of Passeig de Gracia, which will kick off next Thursday, the 14th and will remain active until November 24.

For ten days, the participants –13 cocktail bars from the most cosmopolitan avenue in Barcelona- they will elaborate different proposals (with and without alcohol) to find that drink that represents in each sip the essence of the city, a combination that can sneak into the world cocktail books as a new proposal under the name "Barcelona".





The Rose Bellini of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The Rose Bellini of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
(JOAN CABACES ALOMA)




The initiative, promoted by the Associacio del Passeig de Gracia, also aims to “bring a smile to the people of Barcelona at a time when the city needs an injection of optimism”, Says De las Muelas, an advisor to Cocktail Boulevard, and to promote the cocktail culture in a country where it seems that only gin and tonic are spoken of.

Between the cocktail bars Participating in the event are Sintonia, Mr. Porter, Impur Cocktail Bar, Boca Chica, Santa Eulalia (The Bistrot), H10 Casa Mimosa (El Til.ler), The One Barcelona, ​​Hotel Royal Passeig de Gracia, Sirloin, Monument Hotel (Hallo Cocktail Bar), Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona (The Majestic Bar), Claris Hotel & Spa and Mandarin Oriental Barcelona (Banker's Bar).

The Azava of the Pur-Impur

The Azava of the Pur-Impur
(JOAN CABACES ALOMA)









The cocktails, which will cost 9 euros if they carry alcohol and 6 if they do not carry (a considerable reduction in relation to the usual price of this type of establishments), will always have a common link in the case of proposals with alcohol: He digs

“We have chosen these bubbles because they are those of a typical drink of Barcelona and all of Catalonia”, Explains Luis Sans, president of the Association of Passeig de Gracia. Also for the "halo of glamor and excellence that gives the festival," he adds.

The Sparking Forest of Monument Hotel

The Sparking Forest of Monument Hotel
(JOAN CABACES ALOMA)




Stand out among the cocktails created by the bartenders for the occasion, drinks such as Mr. Porter's ‘Sinless, ‘the Tapis from Majestic Hotel or ‘Fruit Sauvage’ from Banker’s Bar (in Mandarin Oriental).

Among all the proposals submitted with cava, Cocktail Boulevar choose the cocktail that best represents Barcelona. Thus the city will have its own combined as it happens in other places of the world.





The Front Row Buzz of Santa Eulalia

The Front Row Buzz of Santa Eulalia
(JOAN CABACES ALOMA / Associaciò del Passeig de Gracia)




In addition, during the ten days of life of the initiative, they will not be missing either activities and experiences to learn from the best cocktails in Barcelona in each of the establishments. Mixology workshops, tastings and much more for attendees to live an authentic afterwork in Passeig de Gracia.







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