Europe is known for the food, the fashion, the art, and the culture. Dozens of city guides cater to these verticals, and they are incredibly alluring invitations to grab our passports and enter the EU. But we’d like to focus on a different vertical: the cocktails. There are few things more luxurious than sipping a Kir Royale from Le Meurice in Paris or toasting your friends with an Aperol Spritz at Villa d’Este on Lake Como. Then there are the experimental cocktails, like Tony Conigliaro’s Prairie Oyster drink that you get to sip out of a shell, or the flaming cocktail known as The Walking Dead at one of Amsterdam’s classic bars.
Scroll through for our favorite must-try cocktails throughout Europe.
Cocktail Lab by Tony Conigliaro ($23)
Harry's Bar Cookbook by Harry Cipriani ($34)
Villa d'Este Style by Jean Govoni Salvadore ($11)
A Taste for Absinthe by R. Winston Guthrie ($4)
The Negroni by Gary Regan ($13)
What's your favorite watering hole and/or cocktail in Europe? Share with us in the comments!