Savor the only tapas cocktails in Athens, a delicious way to enjoy a great drink with a great savory bite.
Food cultures around the world have their own version of small meals, appetizers or tapas. These perfect little bites are always savory treats. From Asian to European to Middle Eastern cultures, starters are a wonderful way to eat as a group and enjoy delicious tasty bites. In Greece, we call them mezes.
As you may know, tapas is a Spanish word. It is said that the King Alfonso X of Castile (1252-1284), invented tapas and over hundreds of years the food custom has evolved on the Iberian Peninsula. Tapas can be ordered hot or cold. They can be simple and traditional consisting of cold meats, cheeses and pickles or more fancy to gourmet, as chefs experiment with new tastes and creations.
More than Meze: Tapas the Athenian Way
Here in Greece, at Point a, we took this food custom to a new level by introducing tapas cocktails in Athens. On the rooftop bar in the Acropolis district, enjoying Greek style tapas cocktails is about enjoying the view, company and conversation. At the same time, you can enjoy a variety of textures and flavors that perfectly complement uniquely flavored cocktails.
Here’s our list of fantastic tapas cocktails.
Cocktail: Sailor Jerry rum, Bacardi, fresh lemon juice, strawberry puree, chamomile syrup infused with spices, M.B. cacao liquor, basil, fig marmalade
Enjoy your Olympic Flame with this tapas: loukoumas, a traditional Greek fried doughnut ball
Cocktail: Coconut infused pisco, quince jam, fresh lemon juice, pineapple puree, chili infused agave, M.B. pomegranate syrup (float), mint, vanilla bitter and angostura bitter
Enjoy el Greco with this tapas: shrimp
Cocktail: Vodka, M.B. coconut liquor, Aperol infused sage, fresh lime juice, pepper, strawberry puree, blackberry puree, basil
Enjoy Nostalgia with this tapas: fish and chips
Cocktail: Cachaca, Mastiha, Gin, pineapple puree, grapefruit juice, hibiscus infused agave, fresh lemon juice, M.B. apricot liquor, ginger water, grapefruit bitter
Enjoy the Kraken with this tapas: satay lamb with peanut crust from Aegina island
Cocktail: Hendrick’s gin, bergamot liquor, chamomile infused spices syrup, fresh lime juice, ginger water, cucumber, kiwi
Enjoy the Zeus Cloud with this tapas: Beijing duck
We believe our tapas cocktails are a great opportunity to eat adventurously and eat deliciously.
Have you ever had tapas with a cocktail before? Which one of our tapas cocktails in Athens would you like to try first?