The Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris sits on stately Avenue Montaigne, home to the city's top designer boutiques. After browsing Dior and Chanel, cozy up at the hotel's very chic yet unassuming Le Bar du Plaza Athénée for one of Thierry Hernandez's spirited cocktails.
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. Galliano
1/4 oz. ginger liquor
1 drop Ambrettolide extract
1 drop cedar extract
1/4 oz. vanilla extract
Pour all ingredients into a shaker over ice and shake for 8 seconds. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
"It's a very distinctive and indulgent winter cocktail to be enjoyed in front of a fireplace," says Hernandez, bar manager at Le Bar du Plaza Athénée.