Pulitzer’s Bar introduces Ernest Hemingway-inspired cocktail menu
In the words of Hemingway; “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars”.
When tasting the dark orange-colored Expat Sazerac, the spicy Cachara (Brazilian rum) is the first thing that wakes you up. During the second sip, the combination of pistachio whisky and salted caramel syrup will ensure a taste explosion.
On September 25th, the timeless Pulitzer’s Bar will launch a new cocktail menu inspired by the legendary life of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway. Cocktails range from Italian aperitifs to forgotten classics and sultry Cuban cocktails.
From the time that Ernest Hemingway spent in Italy during the First World War, the glamorous nights in Paris in the 20s, to his stay in Cuba where his most famous novel “The Old Man and the Sea” (awarded with Pulitzer Literature Prize) derives from, all cocktails on Pulitzer’s Bar newest menu relate back to these times.
The menu is divided into three categories from the stories and places that Hemingway has visited. The first category – “A Farewell to Arms” – consists of cocktails with a low alcohol percentage and the drinks have an Italian aperitif character.
The “The Lost Generation” category is characterized by popular drinks, spirits and forgotten cocktail classics from Paris during the 1920s.
The last category – “The Old Man and the Sea” – is all about Cuban cocktails and drinks Hemingway drank with cocktail icon Charles H. Baker during their adventures in Havana.
Cocktails that are included:
Love Letter Cobbler – “A Farewell to Arms” – €13
A mix of spirits, sugar, crushed ice and fruit. The Cobbler gained its name from the “cobbles” of ice over which it was traditionally built.
Rose Infused Fino Sherry, Pekoe Jasmin, Melon Puree, Peychaud’s
Expat Sazerac – “The Lost Generation” – €21
A non-traditional Sazerac which contains ingredients from North-America and Europe; hence the name “Expat”.
Pistachio Talisker Storm, Yaguara Cachaca, Salted Caramel Syrup, Peychaud, Salted Absinth
El Comandante – “The Old Man and the Sea” – €18
El Presidente, a classic Cuban cocktail, first appeared in 1924 in Manual del Cantinero (a Cuban cocktail book). El Comandante is the modern take on the classic cocktail by Pulitzer’s Bar.
Zacapa 23, William George, Muscatel, Orange Bitters, Spice Syrup
Pulitzer’s Bar is a timeless hotel bar that perfectly fuses traditional cocktail craftmanship with contemporary influences in a re-imagined space. The interior of the relaxed cocktail lounge evokes a sense of perpetual elegance to create a classic hotel bar in a historic Amsterdam building.
Available from September 25th