Aigua del Carmen
Dreta de l'Eixample
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Posted: Thu Sep 6 2012
Back in their day, today's Catalan elders used 'aigua del Carmen' as a universal remedy for what ailed them. Just a sip of the herbal concoction of lemon, rosemary, mint, clove, and cinnamon was enough to combat boils, migraines or any other common ailment. They wouldn't have believed that, half a century later, this ancient potion would be the name of a premium cocktail bar, or that they would even be able to find traces of the cure-all in the house cocktail made with lemon juice, sugar, apple liqueur, gin and a few drops of blue curacao. A fresh, original, aromatic and tasty drink that will mitigate your homicidal fantasies featuring your hands-on manager, striking train drivers, your techno-loving neighbours and other everyday annoyances.
With an interior that conveys warmth and good taste, thanks to the earthy colours, rococo lamps, leather armchairs, and the elegant combination of wood and stone, Aigua del Carmen has managed to earn the respect of those allergic to more touristy cocktail bars, and attracts a clientele of fans of original creations and ethyl experiments by bartenders Albert Álvarez and Alessandro Manunza.
There's also the endless catalogue of premium (and not so premium) gins to satisfy the blood lust of the gin soldiers. All drinkers are welcome, even those who stick to the classics, in this exquisite corner of the world, a cocktail bar that keeps you coming back and has everything it takes to become one of the most popular places in the city.
Aigua del Carmen Còrsega, 400