Every now and then I like to plan a meeting at the Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam because it’s such a stunning place to be. I normally go to the garden to enjoy a cup of coffee. After 3pm, you can also sip on a cocktail at the bar!
My friend Paola (@cravingsinamsterdam) and I were invited to try out the new cocktail menu of Putlitzer’s Bar. A glamorous hotspot to enjoy delicious drinks. The timeless hotel bar offers a variety of classic drinks and cocktail history accompanied by delectable snacks.
The recent cocktail menu is inspired by the life and
travels of author, Ernest Hemingway. This menu takes guests on a journey
through some of the defining moments of Hemingways’s life.
Did you know…
…that American novelist Ernest Hemingway travelled through Europe to further his education? For a real taste of local life, he said “Don’t bother with churches, govenment buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars”.
For the 4th menu of the Pulitzer’s Bar the chef got inspired from the legendary life of Ernest Hemingway. The cocktail menu is divided into three categories from the stories and places Hemingway has visited.
- Starting with ‘A Farewell to Arms’. This category consists of cocktails with a low alcohol content and have the character of an Italian aperitif.
- Then it continues with the category ‘The Lost Generation’. Paris is the leading source of inspiration for this category. Popular cocktails, spirits and forgotten cocktail classics from the Paris of the 1920s.
- ‘The Old man and the Sea’ is the third and last category. Cuban drinks with character drinking Hemingway in Havana with cocktail icon Charles H. Baker.
I tried two different cocktails and can recommend the Jackie Rose, which is based on the drink character Jake Barnes from Hemingway’s book “The sun also rises” as he frequents the Crillon bar in Paris, made with apple bulleit rye whisky. This cocktail is sweet, tart, fruity and refreshing.
Find more information about the cocktails here.