Fancy a cocktail Louise?
Jules occaisonally allows himself to be seduced by the joys of the cocktails in his bar. His friend Mathieu the barman spent several years working in the bars of great houses before he came to Jules. As well as being a good friend of Jules, and of all the other regulars in the Hotel, Mathieu is a master in his line of work – mixology. He has added a new twist to Mojitos – Jules’ favourite cocktail: Vodka 42 Below Honey, liqueur from Saint-Germain, mint, green lemon, cassonade sugar, soda, and he has named it – rightly so! – Jules’ Mojito!
He also created the very latin cocktail ‘Jim’ with Cuban Rum, Amaretto liqueur, apple juice, pineapple juice, lemonade and a playful nod referencing Truffaut’s film. There also some other devilsh cocktails ‘Bijou’,'Coquin’, ‘Julie’…But Mathieu, outdoes himself with his inspiration: ‘Personally I like cocktails which are slightly sweet, like Cosmopolitans, and especially with vodka.’ He tells me about one time that his friend Lousie came by for a cocktail. Mathieu fixed her a cocktail, which he said with an air of mystery, that he mixed ‘very particularly’ with orange, grapefruit and basil…
Louise loves it! She comes by often, orders this and sits herself down on one the rocking chair by the bar and, sheltered by its curtains – ‘in 1st class Air France style’ or on the beautiful vintage banquettes in the hall, where other friends have joined her to sip cocktails prepared by Mathieu, before heading off to dance the night away in the Parisian clubs. On those glorious days, Louise heads out onto the terrace with Jules to sit in the sun and watch the hustle and bustle of Parisian life which is beginning to awaken now that spring has arrived. They enjoy one of wonderful tarts from the menu, and a plate of smoked salmon seeing as they are in a chic mood.
‘Jules’ creations’ cocktails 12 euros, tartines from 13 €, plate of salmon, or chacuterie meat selection, 16 €, cheeseboard 12 €. At Jules’ bar you can also buy cocktails with Champagne, long or short drinks, hot beverages…whatever you are in the mood for!