Cocktail No. 1 – The S & M

Smoky & Mezcal?

Spicy & Mouth-numbing?

Smooth & Melting?

Salty & Mouthwatering?

We’ll let you decide why we called it the S&M, but this cocktail visits so many of your taste receptors – the smoked salt, the spicy dried chilli, the smoky mezcal, the sourness of limes, oh and the smooth creamy foam coming from the aquafaba. This is one for those who like complex, almost savoury cocktails that will excite so many senses.

The Development…

If you know Myke, you’ll know he likes smoky flavours (just ask him about his Bumbu Spiced Rum smoked with cloves….), so when he discovered the delightfully smoked tequila, Mezcal, he was a happy cocktail creator.

With a new understanding, and love, of sours under his belt, he set to work creating what would be called the S&M. A Mezcal Sour is an absolute delight, but Myke wanted more…so using the inspiration of lime, Mezcal and agave, he introduced some spice to the drink – the bird’s eye chilli.

So, the twist on a Mezcal sour was developing, and to take the edge off the spice Myke added one of his favourite cocktail ingredients – aquafaba. Not heard of it? It’s the vegan version of egg white (a common addition to sours) and creates the foam on top.

The drink was almost complete – just the garnish to work on. Rob and Myke decided on cucumber for coolness in the drink, and the red paprika strands were added both for colour and aroma. A few drops of chipotle Tabasco sauce and the drink is complete…have you ordered yours yet?

More than a wine bar…cocktail creators too!

Wein Salon – a name that makes you think of erm….wine, and although we serve delicious wines – some natural, vegan and organic – we are very proud of our cocktail creations too!

Over the next few months we will be giving you a tour of our new cocktail creations, explaining their development and enticing you at the same time. Some might be on the menu, some might not be, in which case, the only way to know about them is checking our website….lucky you!

To begin with, we’ll be presenting one of Myke’s favourite creations – the
S & M….

Our One Year Anniversary….and an invitation to you all.

We’ve been at Wein Salon for a year! Wow…we have met so many wonderful people in our first year, served a varied range of drinks and become part of a community – and our lives are richer for this. We would like to personally thank all our delightful customers who have graced us with their presence and custom over the past year.

To celebrate out first year opening we have a party planned on Saturday 24th August, featuring people who have performed at our bar during our time here, including the incredible Growler (who helped us to celebrate International Women’s Day) and Cam Casey, a fellow Brit who came to Berlin last year and is now firmly established on the poetry scene of this beautifully creative city.

So, Saturday 24th August – add it to your calendar, make your plans to visit us, and we look forward to seeing all of you for an evening of celebrations!

Oh, and have you seen the newly renovated bar room – designed by a Robert Bothma and installed by one of our kindest customers (thank you Thomas!).