Maybe Sammy takes inspiration from the roaring fifties, the rebirth of cool, the era where fashion and fun prevailed. A time when The Rat Pack and Hollywood glamour were revered and admired. Their Signature Drinks are named after some of "the boys" favourite haunts on the Vegas strip. Take a look through the Mini Martinis list and you will instantly recognise their ode to the most iconic cocktails of all time.
Double Chicken Please
Double Chicken Please is a Lower East Side restaurant & cocktails bar inspired by the exploration and experimentation of traditional drinks and dishes in the spirit of hacking design. The Front Room serves up an array of draft cocktails in a casual, industrial environment. The Back Room, decked out in mid-century modern decor and lighting, offers inventive craft cocktails that deconstruct, redefine and rebuild iconic dishes into liquid form such as the Japanese Cold Noodle, Cold Pizza, Key Lime Pie, NY Beet Salad, Mango Sticky Rice and others.
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Paradiso is a speakeasy style bar located behind a Pastrami Bar you enter through an old refrigerator. The design is a mix of wooden waves on the ceiling, white Carrara marble on the bar and jungle palmed walls. The cocktail menu consists of 25 signature drinks. Each one with unique glassware, garnishes and techniques focussed on surprising guests.
Little Red Door
With a cosy, neighbourhood vibe, international crowd and quirky staff Little Red Door has something for everyone. Creative Director Rory Shepherd says "the international team is the key to its progressiveness and creativity. Learning from each others backgrounds and everyone having a voice is so important to us".
Jigger & Pony
Since its opening in May 2012, Jigger & Pony championed the movement of bringing back classic cocktails in Singapore. Named after the double-coned measuring device used by bartenders to accurately pour out spirits, Jigger & Pony pays tribute to the 19th century, when cocktail recipes were listed in “jiggers” and “ponies”. They define modern cocktail culture, through convivial hospitality, craftsmanship and inventive concepts.
SIPS is set to redefine Barcelona's bar scene, blurring the lines between haute-couture and pret-a-porter, a disruptive cocktail experience that evolves with every sip Internationally known mixologists, Simone Caporale and Marc Alvarez, combine experience and creativity in their latest project SIPS, drinkery house, a new cocktail bar set to open in the Catalan Capital. SIPS skilfully blends the true artistry of classic cocktails with the latest technology and trends in the mixology scene.
The Connaught Bar has been injecting innovation into the classic style of five-star hotel bars service since 2008 under the leadership of Ago Perrone. A non-stop journey to elevate mixology to a true form of art - through liquid and experiences, as well as the ability to embrace change while staying true to tradition. Today, the team, led by Ago, his right hand man, Head Mixologist Giorgio Bargiani, and Deputy Bar Manager Maura Milia, continues to demonstrate a consistent performance in offering the highest standard of hospitality and creativity with style.
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Hanky Panky is Mexico City's first speakeasy bar. A one-of-a-kind establishment dedicated to leading and setting the standard of quality service and cocktails. It’s situated in colonia Juárez, one of Mexico City’s most emblematic neighborhoods that is currently experiencing a business and culture renewal. As a speakeasy, Hanky Panky can't disclose its address. Each bartender at Hanky Panky is also part owner of the venue investing their time to create a community amongst themselves, and with cocktail connoisseurs in Mexico and the world. The establishment is inspired upon Ada Coleman’s cocktail, “The Hanky Panky”, created in the 1930s at The Savoy, London.
HIMKOK is an acclaimed cocktail bar embodying Norwegian culture through their handcrafted cocktails and distilled spirits. This is expressed through a cocktail menu showcasing and celebrating centuries of Norwegian traditions. Inspired by traditional techniques they convey their vision through classic cocktails combined with Scandinavian flavours using modern technology. With a fully functioning micro-distillery, they strive to create drinks and products with a pure Nordic taste through sustainable and empirical production.
Salmon Guru opened up it's doors on the 1st of July 2016, on the historic Echegaray Street (originally called Calle del Lobo). Just like the 1960s cocktail bar decor, the menu is an eclectic mix. You’ll find perfectly executed classic cocktails alongside their in-house creations served alongside delicious sharing platters.
The Clumsies is an all day high-volume bar set in a townhouse in the center of Athens. Serving specialty coffee, casual food and low abv cocktails throughout the day and in the evenings their signature menu, they provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, typical of Greek hospitality.
Tayēr + Elementary
Opened in June 2019 by renowned bartenders, Monica Berg and Alex Kretena, Tayer+Elementary is split into two different bar concepts. Elementary situated at the front of the bar, is a light and casual bar focussed on providing simple seasonal drinks and snacks. Tayer being a more progressive and experimental bar with a more elevated offering.
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In 2016, Jean Trinh opened Alquímico in Cartagena.
The bar is split over three floors, each with a different concept, but sharing a high-energy atmosphere. It offers cocktails highlighting local ingredients with music provided by DJs playing modern mixes of eclectic sounds. In the midst of the pandemic, Trinh made the decision to move the staff to a farm in Filandia, 800km away. At the farm, the team has built a new home and started growing organic fruits, herbs, sugarcane and speciality coffee. The ambitious farm project will continue to run as a way of supplying Alquímico with fresh organic ingredients.
Panda & Sons
Panda & Sons is the brainchild of famed Scottish bartender Iain McPherson. It's a table service cocktail bar, that’s all about friendly Scottish service in an intimate and cosy surrounding. Their cocktail menu offers exciting drinks using the latest techniques, including their very own called “Switching.” Their technique Switching is where you isolate the water from spirits and swap it with another non-alcoholic liquid. They lead the way in paying their staff the UK's “real living wage” and offering them a profit share programme.
Lyaness opened in March 2019 and is located on the former site of Dandelyan in the iconic Sea Containers building in London. An innovative, bright and high energy bar with a focus on key ingredients, the cocktail menu at Lyaness is designed to give guests more autonomy and allow them to discover their ultimate cocktail.
Limantour opened in 2011 and offers one of the best and largest selections of cocktails in Mexico city in an upscale setting. The bar combines a love for service with innovation in design, and uses only the freshest ingredients to create sophisticated cocktails that celebrate taste, texture and aroma. Behind every cocktail at Limantour is a story to tell with a recipe created by the bartender in their quest to find a mixture with perfect balance and unique ingredients that characterise the Latin Blend.
Drink Kong is somewhere you can forget all the bad things that happened throughout your day. The menu is made in a way that you have to follow your instincts through colors and small descriptions. The design is inspired by futuristic Japanese/Blade Runner style, with neon lights, arcade games and a bar that pushes the boundaries of flavour. Their love of Japan is evident in the Omakase room where customers can experience private cocktail tastings.
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ATLAS graces the ground floor of one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, Parkview Square, in the history-rich Bugis neighbourhood.
A celebration of the grand Art Deco lobbies of Europe and the era’s rich culinary and beverage traditions, ATLAS offers a carefully curated all-day drinking and dining experience that continues late into the night.
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Handshake has the feel and look you’d expect from a 1920s speakeasy but your experience there is anything but that. While the interior has very much an art deco style, and the glassware is elegant. The music is upbeat, lively and ranges from cumbia, rock to 80s hits. With a very innovative cocktail menu, the the team at Handshake always tries to surprise its guest with the newest libations. Handshake opened in the spring of 2021, with Dutchman Eric Van Beek at the creative reins.
Inspired by European-style bars, where a quick drink signals the end of the day and the beginning of the night, Swift consists of two stylish bars, set across two floors in the heart of Soho. The ground floor runs a slick service that reflects Swift’s name, focusing on aperitifs such as Martinis and oysters. The Downstairs Bar is designed for lingering a little longer, with art-deco booths, table service, a world class whisky list and live music, courtesy of their piano.
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Tres Monos is a bar, studio and beverage consulting group created in 2019. The company consists of a bar, whose premise is customer service and hospitality, where there is a real sense of playfulness running through the whole operation from the lights strung around the space and chilled-out service to the cocktails which are a hybrid of classic and innovative. Giving great importance to sustainability and local producers. A studio, that seeks to educate professionals and consumers by generating different classes and workshops where they can learn about the world of drinks and cocktails with the aim of bringing people closer to our industry.
BKK Social Club
Separated by half a world, yet united by a passion for life, good times, and great drinks, BKK Social Club, in the Four Seasons Hotel, raises a toast to the legendary glamour of Buenos Aires with bespoke cocktails, craft spirits and the finest cigars in a stylish, social ambience. At the helm, innovative Beverage Manager Philip Bischoff shares the artistry of mixology with cocktails that reflect the typical drinking culture of South America combined with local Thai touches.
Freni e Frizioni
Freni e Frizioni is a street cocktail bar, born in 2005 in a former mechanic shop with the intention of bringing to Rome the ritual of “aperitivo” traditionally consumed in the northern regions of Italy. Over time, remaining faithful to the concept of street bar, it has developed an ever more articulated proposal thanks to the constant research and study both in terms of products, technics and hospitality, not just drinks but also music, art and design. Freni e Frizioni is a “high volume” cocktail bar where the quantity goes hand in hand with quality.
Guests will be inspired in Artesian, (named after the original 360ft-deep well under the hotel). Here even the ice is special, produced using the very latest technology, creating ice that is purer, colder and with a higher density, making it last longer and your cocktails cooler. Artesian is at the forefront of the sophisticated London bar scene, creating a perfect blend of a fun atmosphere with an innovative approach to cocktails, created by the entire team in their laboratory.