New bar openings in Stockholm - Köttbaren and Miss Voon
|Kingston Swizzle at Köttbaren|
Köttbaren is a delikatessen by day and restaurant and bar by night - everything centered around meat. Bar manager Johan Evers has developed a cocktail list with bourbon and rye as the base spirits, which probably works wonderfully together with the food. One of my favourites is Five 2-1 with rye, benedictine, french vermouth, orgeat and grape. Another hit on the list is Kingston Swizzle which contains bourbon, apple, vanilla, ginger, lime and bitters. You can't go wrong with Envyation either, containing bourbon, yellow chartreuse, triple sec, lemon and bitters.
|Tea Please at Miss Voon|
Miss Voon is a modern hotel restaurant and bar which combines european cuisine with asian influences. The cocktail list is full of asian ingredients as umeshu, shochu and shiso leaves. I can personally recommend Tea Please with gin, chamomile sugar and lemon, and also Shinekicker which combines Japanese whisky, lemon, liquorice sugar and aromatic bitters. Another great cocktail is Golden Gate containing rum, sake, lime and vanilla sugar.
I visited both bars during their opening week, and I'm sure everything will be even better in the near future - but so far I'm impressed and would recommend them to anyone into craft cocktails.