European bars to visit in 2019

12th November, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Not to be missed: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“The bar is focused on classic cocktails; we focus on knowing the techniques before making Instagrammable cocktails with things like dry ice,” says Tess Posthumus, bartender and owner of Flying Dutchmen Cocktails.

Posthumus and fellow bartender Timo Janse opened Flying Dutchmen Cocktails with the aim of educating bartenders, hospitality experts and consumers in Holland about classic drinks. “A lot of bars in Amsterdam focus on creating their own recipes, but if they say something is a twist on a Negroni some people in The Netherlands won’t know what a Negroni is,” says Posthumus.

This approach hasn’t stifled the team’s creative spirit, however – their exploration of the evolution of classic drinks such as the Corpse Reviver, Sazerac and Martinez has seen the bar gain a reputation for offering some of the best cocktails in the Dutch capital. Posthumus says: “At Flying Dutchmen we try and stand out with our service and by offering good proper drinks.”

Flying Dutchmen Cocktails has been named our overall Europe Bar to Watch in 2018.

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