Cock­tail Corner

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING -

Bar: La Parada Ad­dress: 107 Bree Street Contact: 021 426 0330 Cock­tail: La Pam­plona Price: R55 In­gre­di­ents: Olmeca Al­tos te­quila in­fused with vanilla and le­mon grass, fresh blue­ber­ries, le­mon juice, home­made vanilla syrup and Blue­berry Red Bull. I THINK I’ve found my te­quila favourite of the year and it’s at the new La Parada on Bree Street, that ever-buzzing tapas bar.

It was de­signed by Shaker School mixol­o­gist Vlad Klaic who says all the in­gre­di­ents are shaken with ice and strained into a Collins glass. He then gar­nishes with fresh blue­ber­ries and a spi­ral of le­mon zest.

If you don’t mind tak­ing your te­quila as a longer, fruity drink, this is for you.

Klaic says the drink was de­signed with the bar’s Span­ish theme in mind.

“We all know the run­ning of the bulls is a clas­sic party and this drink will get you ready for a party night. Te­quila and Red Bull have been known to cause black­outs,” he says.

Man­ager Luc Nel says the bar of­fers au­then­tic Span­ish tapas much like their branch in Kalk Bay.

Parts of the restau­rant have a trans­par­ent glass floor, show­ing con­struc­tion be­low. Nel says a club will be open­ing be­low early next month. On a hot day, get a seat at one of the large open win­dows that face Bree Street.

La Parada is open from noon ev­ery day. Their kitchen closes at 10pm Sun­days to Thurs­days, 11pm on Fri­days and Satur­days. They will have cock­tail of the week spe­cials soon. – Wendyl Martin

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