There are in our beautiful city some establishments which are above the others. These bars shine in particular by the inventiveness and quality of their creations. But also by the quality of their setting, and by the sympathy shown from the team to the customer. Maria Loca is undeniably part of this category. It is located between Bastille and Ile Saint Louis. This cachaceria transports you, amazes you, and satisfies you, while making a driving role in the Parisian landscape of mixed drinks.
Maria Loca, mother of especial cocktails and spirits
When we talk about the Maria Loca, we tell the quality of the cocktails. Particularly sharp, the menu displays a dozen of creations mixing skillfully high-level spirits with homemade bitters and syrups. Barmaids, who officiate on the spot, make possible to obtain exceptional drinks. You can’t discuss the quality of the products and the creativity. The staff also takes time to explain you the content of each cocktails and all the reasons why they decided to create these compositions, in order to avoid a certain difficulty of access to these spirits.
The creations were submitted to our approval during the Old Fashioned Week created by Mickael Landart, one of the founders of Maria Loca. They are the perfect reflection of this quest for excellence.
The Buffalo Soldier is made of HSE Black Sheriff Rum, a Martinique Rhum aged in Bourbon’s barrel, Homemade Yerba Mate Tobacco Syrup, Bitter Cocoa and Bitter Tobacco. Particularly original, this cocktail surprises easily the most savvy consumers. But it can’t really convince the fans of Mojito or Sex on the Beach.
The bar is not particularly comfortable but we feel very well thanks to the different odors that tickle our nose. The shades of dark wood and almond-green make the whole very soft, and subtle lighting adds cachet to the frame. A musical atmosphere very built is present, for a definitely successful evening. Maria Loca is certainly one of the great Parisian cocktail bars.
By Guillaume Ruc – Parisian Walkways
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