Le Lion Be De Paris, which is perhaps confusingly to be found in Hamburg, Germany, is known as one of the country’s finest bars. Renowned for its sophisticated ambience, fine drinks and great hospitality, the bar has become a smash hit in the international cocktail scene since its opening.
Jim Meehan of New York’s famous Please Don’t Tell Bar suggests “The Germans are famous for their attention to detail and rigorous manufacturing standards: the same goes for the drinks served at Le Lion” and with the charismatic Jorg Meyer at the helm, a warm welcome is almost guaranteed - not to mention a good glass of Champagne, which is offered to guests as they wait for their cocktails!
Those in the know will opt for a Gin Basil Smash or a JuJu Man - a dark rum take on the modern classic Penicillin cocktail of lemon, honey, ginger and peaty single malt whisky.
- 45ml dark rum
- 5ml smoked whisky
- 20ml lemon
- 20ml honey ginger syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled rocks glass
Garnish with candied ginger