Mixing Memories Vol. II
The memories from Bistro 100 Maneiras’ bar team are once again the main ingredient of the new cocktail menu, Mixing Memories Vol. II, following the release of the first edition of this menu in December 2018.
For the second volume, nine cocktails were created, each accompanied by a unique story, shared with clients through a small album that replaces the traditional menu. Like “Uncle Berry Sin”, with Buffalo Trace, strawberry cordial and eucalyptus essence, which recalls the mornings of our head bartender, Jorge Camilo, with his daughter: “One day, when you’re as tall as I am, when you no longer need me to comb your hair (let’s be honest, it was never my speciality), you’ll remember those mornings when we used to wake up early. Those mornings when we held hands in the garden, searching for the sweetest strawberries, and you were still in your slippers, laughing softly not to wake the neighbors, and the juice would drop from your chin, you were so happy, and I knew that those mornings were as perfect as life can be. How I hope life will always be for you.” Or “The Highlander”, with Macallan 15, cucumber and ginger cordial and rosemary tincture, inspired by a trip through the Scottish Highlands: “We had traveled trough the Highlands all day. Through plains and mountains covered in green, lakes of mystical creatures, and nothing could surprise us, we thought, until we got to that bar. Inside, people were dancing and their feet pounding the floor and their cups pounding on the tables overlapped the music of a quartet playing in front of us. We danced with them, all night. And in the morning, with the taste of Scotch whisky still in our mouths, we went out into the street and let the last snow of that year land on our tongues.”
The stories are combined with spirits, fruits, herbs, tinctures, cordials and gums, almost always homemade, bringing to the counter the same rigor of a kitchen. The connection between cocktail and gastronomy is, in fact, one of the hallmarks of 100 Maneiras cocktails, highlighted in 2015 with the publishing of the book 100 Cocktails 100 Maneiras.
The nine newly released cocktails join 15 recipes from the first volume, totaling 24 creations to taste every day, from 12h to 2h, absorbing the stories produced by the 100 Maneiras’ communication team ( Mónica Franco and Laura Patrício), and providing the opportunity to create new memories around the same story.