Hola, y’all! I am Natalie from Beautiful Booze! Stephanie and I have been eating and drinking our way through Seattle for the past couple of years. Given that we are both from the south we love sharing and exploring everything that has to do with eating and drinking. Recently, we have both been doing some heavy traveling and are anxious to share some of our favorite places to eat and drink abroad. Today I am sharing my favorite bars in Mexico City!
The Inside Manhattan from Fifty Mils Bar at Four Seasons
My first stop after I land in Mexico City is the one and only Fifty Mils located in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. This sleek and cozy bar offers creative and locally sourced cocktails made by the friendliest bar staff in Mexico City. Some of my favorite cocktails include the infamous Inside Manhattan made with bourbon, vermouth and Angostura bitters, served inside a hollow ice sphere and the Bugs Bunny made with carrot juice, Tanqueray gin and three-chile bitters. Pull up a chair and enjoy a cocktail or two made by the talented bartenders Mica Rousseau and Axel Pi.
The La Aurora from Hanky Panky
Another imbibing institution to add to your “must do booze” list in Mexico City is Hanky Panky. Hanky Panky is an awesome speakeasy in the back of a run down taco shop in the up and coming neighborhood of La Juarez. When you enter this beautiful space of red leather bar chairs you will feel like you have been transported to another time and place. As for the cocktails they match the ambience of classy and magical. My favorite cocktail is the La Aurora made with gin, Cinzano, Campari, rose water and garnished with white chocolate with pistachios and rose petal.
As their hashtag implies this venue is located #somewhereinmexicocity so make sure to reserve your spot in advance for the experience and access to the address!
In the trendy neighborhood of Roma lies the prettiest restaurant and bar you ever did see called Huset. At this venue cocktails can be enjoyed inside at the bar or al fresco in the amazing courtyard that is laced with beautiful greenery and lights. I recommend ordering one of their amazing gin and tonics. Pair this light and fresh cocktail with one of their beautiful smoky appetizers and say salud to a boozy afternoon in Mexico City.
The Spiced Negroni from Paprika
To really get some flavor and spices in your mouth stop by Paprika a Middle Eastern restaurant in the La Juarez barrio. They specialize in beautiful food and cocktails that showcase unique spices, flavors, and colors that are native from the Middle East. I stopped by this bar craving a negroni, which is not typically on their cocktail menu, but the bartender was able to whip up a spiced version that I will not long forget. Stop by this venue for the perfectly seasoned and unique food options but stay for the distinctive cocktails and atmosphere.