A GREAT PLAN FOR THIS EVENING: AN AFTERWORK COCKTAIL AT GALERÍA CANALEJAS

June,16, 2022

Sweet, citrusy or slightly bitter, but all of them incredibly refreshing on a warm summer’s evening. The cocktails at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall are the perfect excuse for a well-deserved drink after a long day at work.

The Golden Mile of Madrid invites visitors to explore its 13 restaurants and discover what they have to offer on their cocktail trail. But where should you start?

That depends a little on your own individual tastes but, for example, if you are looking for a cocktail bar based on invigorating flavours, you should try the Apple Cider at 19.86 by Rubén Arnanz, which is made from four different apple varieties. Staying with fruity cocktails, Le Petit Dim Sum has its Black Cosmo with a blackcurrant base, vodka, triple sec and lemon. In turn, Salvaje lives up to its name with its Satori cocktail, a mix of vodka, coconut water, pandan, lime, coconut cream and milk kefir.

From the extensive and interesting cocktail menu at St. James, Raíces is a “sumptuous, slightly acidic cocktail with flavours of white fruits” made from MG gin, Picual olive oil, orange blossom honey, pink grapefruit juice, Williams pear liqueur and a cava top. El Ochoat The Eight will also satisfy the daring connoisseur: a spicy hint of Amazonian gin, the freshness of pineapple and the roguish touch of ginger.

Would you prefer something you have tried before? The 20 gastro spots at MAD Gourmets offer the Pisco Sour at Endiabla, the Mojito and Moscow Mule at Bugabar, the Caipiriña at Favela or the various cocktails at Spritzeria.

Naturally, the restaurant that fuses Japanese and Mexican cuisine - Monchis - prepares its La Venenosa cocktail with spicy tequila, which also includes raicilla, mango, floral orange liqueur and lime. The Italian restaurant Daverro also takes the classics from its gastronomy to use Aperol in combination with Absolut vodka, passion fruit, fresh lime and egg white to create its Velvet Ilusión.

Who said that vermouth should be drunk in the afternoon? The home of treasures from Spanish gastronomy, DBellota,demonstrates quite the opposite with its Bamboo cocktail, made from dry sherry, dry vermouth and a dash of bitter with orange peel.

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From now on, the best late afternoon or early evening plans are those that take place at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall with a cocktail in hand. Have you decided which one?

Galería Canalejas Food Hall, open every day at Calle Alcalá, 12.