Apr 24th, 2017, 10:59 PM

Top 5 Original Cocktails in Paris

By Anastasiia Yarova
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Another round, s'il vous plaît.

It is quite easy to find a good Parisian bar with a nice atmosphere, great drinks, and an interesting interior design. It isn't easy to find a bar that serves unique cocktails. For those of you looking for something different, here are five of the most unique cocktails in Paris (and the cool bars that serve them).

Artiste. Image Credit: Anastasiia Yarova

1. The "Artiste" - Solera Paris

Solera Food-Drink Experience - this is the first thing you see when approaching the bar's door. This is the great place to start your "cocktail adventure", despite its distant location from the "fun" part of Paris. You would love any cocktail on their menu; they are both good tasting and are served in an extraordinary way. The "Artiste" cocktail is served in the weirdest, yet coolest, way possible. This is something that you would not expect or see anywhere else. 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 5PM-2AM

Address: 283 Rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris

Violette L'innocente. Image Credit: Soyoung Park

2. "Violette L'innocente" - Hero

"Elegant and floral" - is the best way to describe the Violette L'innocente cocktail. It is made of calvados, prosecco, and liqueur de Violettes, which give the cocktail its lavender color. It is quite light and is served with moon-shaped ice with a black maraschino cherry in the middle. 

Hero is a Korean restaurant and bar that serves great cocktails made with the best Korean alcohol (from rice wine, soju and baekseju). The bartender is nice and concocts his own cocktails that aren't even on the menu. If you want to treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind cocktail, all you have to do is tell the bartender your favorite alcohol and how strong you want your drink to be, and he will create something special for you. The average cocktail costs about 12 Euros. 

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12PM-2:30PM and 7PM-11PM

Address: 289 Rue St-Denis 75002 Paris

Image Credit: Facebook/Dirty Dick

3. "Zombie" - Dirty Dick

Dirty Dick is a tiki-bar in the heart of one of Paris where many Parisian locals hang out. With only five tables, it is a quite small bar, which makes the bar very personal and intimate. The Hawaiian music and interior decor create an exotic atmosphere and make you feel like you are on a deserted island. Served in a Polynesian totem-styled class, the "Zombie" is their most popular cocktail. But at 17 Euros, it is quite costly. If you want to get more bang for your buck, they also offer large cocktails served in miniature volcanoes that you can share with your friends. 

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 6PM-2AM

Address: 10 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris

Syndicat Cocktail Bar. Image Credit: Anastasiia Yarova

4. "Unknown" - Le Syndicat

I came to the Le Syndicat cocktail bar prepared. I already knew what drink I wanted to try as I saw some photos and really good reviews of the bar on Google. But when I showed the bartender a picture of the drink I wanted, he told me that they no longer had this cocktail on the menu. He must have seen the disappointment on my face, because he quickly said, "but I can still make something smoky for you." So the tall, Greek bartender with the long hair started doing real chemistry. It was one of the best drinks I had aver had. 

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 6PM-2AM; Sunday: 7PM-2AM

Address: 51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 95010 Paris

World War Z. Image Credit: Soyoung Park

5. "World War Z" - Le Hibou

This is the name of one of the cocktails in the list called "a partager" at the restaurant Le Hibou in the St. Germain area. The "World War Z" cocktail can be shared among two to four people, costs 37 Euros, and tastes amazing. "The cocktail was a great mix of herbs and citrus flavors, and it's size is perfect for pre-drinks before a night out," says Carolina Galbiatin, 21-year old AUP student from Milan. 

Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8AM-2AM; Friday - Saturday: 8AM-3AM

Address: 16 Carrefour de l'Odeon, 75006 Paris