Late Night Drinking
May 11, 2018
This atmospheric and rather magical cocktail bar, tucked amid the streets of Ebisu, not far from the station, stocks a range of herbal delights, liqueurs like Chartreuse and Picon as well as quality absinthe served in the traditional style with a sugar cube and a splash of cold water. They also serve a range of classic golden age American numbers like the ‘Corpse Reviver #2’ and the ‘Monkey Gland.’ Other modern classics on the cocktail menu include Milk and Honey’s The Right Hand, which pairs rum with chocolate bitters, and a top notch Pisco Sour. Signature drinks include an Artichoke Mojito, the super smoky Laphroaig Project, the Go Lassi, which blend absinthe, lime, dill, cucumber and yoghurt, and the earthy yet floral Hermitage, a layered drink laced with grapefruit bitters. While we can’t say we approve of the name, the Try If You Are a Man, which pairs blowfish and squid infused sochu with persimmon and chilli, is nothing if not intriguing. The interior has a Parisian vibe, a fin de siècle quality which appeals to us hugely.