The first winning set of aces for these silver shakers (Romée de Goriainoff, Olivier Bon and Pierre-Charles Cros), the Experimental Cocktail Club is the leader of the new generation of Parisian cocktail bars. Even if it’s (already!) ten years old, this pioneer is still in Olympic shape with its stripped walls, big Chesterfield couch and a DJ in the nook behind the old piano. In this funky ambiance, we dig into the cocktail menu: a dozen recipes made with infused liqueurs, homemade syrups and fresh fruit. A special mention for the Meilleur with Fino Innocente sherry, Ferrand 1840 cognac, verjus and a simple syrup (€13) or the Experience n°1; vodka, elderberry cordial, basil and lemon juice (€14). Improvised mocktails depending on the bartender’s mood (€7). // A.B.
Experimental Cocktail Club