Cheers Mr. Bond 🍸
Actually, this should have been a short trip on the way home, because I was craving for a Martini. The strong desire was caused by the visit of a red carpet event. It was the premiere of the new Bond movie. Still enchanted by the blue eyes of Daniel Craig I arrived at the Bar Zentral.
The welcome was warm, the atmosphere pleasant and the drinks delicious. After a first drink, a second and a third followed as well as a glass of champagne. Around 3 o’ clock I had some cheese and salami and the conversation could not had been better. Wellknown bar owners and bartenders, a great host and a bit drunken after the glamour of the early evening at the red carpet. I liked the bar from the beginning and start to like it more and more. And I had a delicious Martini variation. The Ford Cocktail belongs to the forgotten drinks category because this cocktail dates from the early 1900. The drink is based on an Old Tom Gin, a bit sweeter but not too sweet due to the Bénédictine and the Angostura bitters. Nice new character for a Martini, a stirred one. Goodnight Mr. Bond.