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In Barcelona, gintònics (gin and tonic) are the drink of choice.
They are so serious that they took the “and” out of it. The best way to taste all these gintònics iterations is, of course, at Barcelona’s best gin bars. These are the places to find the perfect gin cocktails.
1. Bobby Gin
Bobby Gin is an institution for gin cocktails. Though a slogan here reads that the perfect gintònic doesn’t exist, you are sure to find the perfect one for you.
2. Banker’s Bar
Inside the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona is Banker’s Bar. As the name implies, it’s a former bank turned bar mixing up some of the best gin cocktails, like the Blackwood Vintage, featuring Mandarin orange and mint leaves, or the Brockman’s, which is garnished with berry fruits and yuzu. And, for an extra treat, stop in on a Wednesday night for some jazz. Tip-top G&Ts and live music? Yes, please!
3. Javier de las Muelas’s Dry Martini
Enter through a secret door inside Javier de las Muelas’s speakeasy restaurant, and if you head to the very back, you’ll find a very classy place to sip the perfect gin tonic. Dry Martini is considered the third best gin bar in the world.
Xixbar in the L’Eixample neighborhood offers a pretty amazing selection of gins and tonics. Something like 100 gins and 48 tonics. Don’t know where to start? Ask the bartenders and they’ll mix up something that suits your fancy.
Elephanta is a funky, tiny bar in the Gràcia neighborhood offering about 40-odd gins. Order a gin cocktail, try the Gin of the Month, or pick something from a tasting menu of three mini gin tonics.[/column]
At Ultramarinos, they’ve got more gins than they have wall space to display them across the bar. You’ll find it pretty amazing that they’re distilling their own gin—in London, too. This place is so cool that it’s also the only bar in town that accepts Bitcoin. [/column]
Have you been to any of these Gin bars? Which one was your favorite?
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