“Once Upon a Time in Mexico” at Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

By Journey to Greece on August 3, 2018

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens celebrates some deliciously Mexican flavours!

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The hotel’s open-air Bar 8 sums up all that’s best about cocktail culture. It has stunning views of the city of Athens and a gentle, relaxing atmosphere. The décor is sleek and stylish, designed to complement the wonderful urban panorama and the endless evening sky. And of course, all the drinks are designed with international panache, and quite a few surprises for discerning visitors. An aperitif, or a pre-theatre drink in this magical place will leave visitors with a truly unforgettable experience.

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Classic and modern cocktails feature on the carefully crafted menu. Martinis are mixed to perfection, and there is a collection of 8 different recipes to choose from. The latest “Once upon a Time in Mexico” menu presents a new range of drinks from that fascinating culture. There are 8 different recipes, based around the theme of tequila. Fine spirits are mixed with many exotic ingredients from the Americas.

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Prickly pear from the desert is mixed with agave and lime juice, for example while other unique blends have a hint of refreshing sage or mint. The unusual Dia de Muertes includes Don Julio Reposado, Campari, “Kastro” bergamot liqueur and Aztec chocolate bitters.  The famous “Zombie” combines three different varieties of rum. The taste is tropical, and the mood is hot, in this exciting specialty.

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The bartenders in this contemporary venue have composed their recipes carefully, making sure that there is always something surprising and new to discover. Their liquid creations transport international visitors to every corner of the globe. Greek, Caribbean and American flavours mingle in a riot of taste sensations. Every choice is an adventure, exquisitely prepared and presented under the shadow of the Acropolis.

Operating hours: 19:00 – 02:00 (seasonal operation May – November, weather permitting). Bar 8 operates a no-reservation policy.

Located At 8th floor of Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel,  Vasileos Georgiou 1 A,  Athens, Greece

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

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