Calling all cocktail aficionados in Paris. For the centenary of the Lucien Barrière Hotel Group, barman Stéphane Ginouvès from Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière has created four limited-edition cocktails, ready to imbibe during each season of 2012. Ginouvès made headlines last year when he became the first bartender in France to win the title of “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF).” Winter’s cocktail, available until April, is called Coconut Ice, a drink reminiscent of winter’s white coat-- made with whisky, pineapple juice, white crème de cacao liqueur and coconut. Then comes the Spring Kiss, a flowery and fruity cocktail with peach, ginger, and Vermouth Rosé. For the summer, the French Touch is a refreshing, Mediterrean-inspired drink, made with lemonade, pastis, lime juice, Pimm's and strawberry syrup. Rounding out the list, the Dress Code is an autumnal mix of caramelized soda, creme de cassis, coffee liqueur and Cuban rum. The Collection des Cocktails du Siècle is available in all Lucien Barrière bars, hotels, and casinos.
Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière is located at the corner of Avenue George V and Avenue des Champs-Elysees, two of the most famous boulevards in the world. For more information, visit www.fouquetsbarriere.com. For more information about the Lucien Barrière group, see www.lucienbarriere.com.