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Details: Experimental Cocktail Club


DIVEY: So downright casual, you might feel uncomfortable.
CASUAL: Anything goes, just relax and have a good time.
MODERN: Clean and snappy.
CLASSY: A little on the up-scale side. May have a dress code.
FORMAL: You'd better be on your best behavior. Almost certainly has a dress code, or should.
$$$$: Cheap - Prices are cheaper than found at most other good bars in the area.
$$$$: Average - Prices are about the same as found at most other good bars.
$$$$: Pricey - They are charging more here than at most other good bars.
$$$$: Expensive - Hopefully, somebody else is paying. If they aren't, maybe you should have just one, just so you can say you did.
EAT: None - Hope you aren't hungry, even in the slightest.
EAT: Snacks - Very simple bar snacks. Peanuts, pretzles, that sort of thing.
EAT: Light - Small appetizers, small plates, great if you're not terribly hungry.
EAT: Full - A full meals worth of things to order.
: None - First come, first served.
: Available - Not needed, but you could if you wanted to.
: Required - You need to call for reservations.
: Private - Members Only, or otherwise not available for general attendance.
Experimental Cocktail Club
37 rue saint sauveur
Paris, Fr 75002

MODERN - $$$$ - EAT -

A worthwhile stop, though not mind-blowing. The decor was definetly a modern (2011, not mid-century) look - a very dark, stark environment. I prefer venues where a conversation can be easily had, and the music was far too loud for that - especially when the place was mostly empty. We were there quite early (I attribute that to jet lag) so I can't comment on the typical clientele.

The drinks were quite good overall, though too sweet for my liking.

Our first round consisted of a Sergeant Julep Pepper and a Tete De Mule. The Sergeant Julep Pepper was the best drink of the night - a Rum based take on a Mint Julep, with a 19 year old rum mixed with the El Dorado Spiced, pepper syrup, and mint - slightly sweet, but delicious. The Tete de Mule was (surprise) a Moscow Mule variant with tequilla and some sort of flowery syrup added. Good, but far too sweet for my liking.

Our Second round was a Porto Los Cabos and a Vespring. The Porto... consisted of tequilla, port, lime, and simple syrup. Once again a little too sweet for me to be considered a good drink, but the ingredients used were consistently above par, so I could appreciate it, if not love it. The Vespring is presumably a variant on Bond's early drink of choice, with gin, lillet infused with lavender, lime and maraschino.

Not bad, but I'd rather havGrappa or a Cognac in a hole in the wall cafe.
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