Top 10 new cocktail cities in Europe

13th April, 2011 by Marinel FitzSimons

New cocktail cities on the block

Cocktail culture has been well established as an integral part of our drinking behaviour for a good couple of hundred years already, but popularity for the mixed concoctions has waxed and waned somewhat over time. At the moment, there seems to be a general move in favour of cocktails, with highly creative mixologists dreaming up all sorts of Heston-Blumenthal-esque creations.

Europe enjoys a particularly rich cocktail culture. While some places are now almost old-hand at cocktail making, hundreds of towns and cities across the continent are getting the cocktail bug in a big way, with some really excellent results.

Here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the better up-and-coming cocktail Meccas across Europe.

2 Responses to “Top 10 new cocktail cities in Europe”

  1. Gintleman says:

    Wow… Krakow and Valencia are in the list, while Madrid isn’t.
    Really hard to understand. In Madrid you can have some of the best cocktails in Europe, and without any doubt, the best gintonics. In http://www.gintleman.com we strongly recommend some bars for you: De Diego, La Reina Gin Club, Pel’s Pet, O’Clock.
    Enjoy!

  2. Marinel FitzSimons says:

    We tried to compile a list of up&coming places, rather than established capitals – but thanks for the tip! Always good to have information about good bars! Thanks for your input!

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