Dress for cocktail

Creative cocktail is a huge universe that not only includes the drink itself, but also the “ritual” of having a cocktail. Like anywhere else, the outfit you choose to enjoy this moment is essential. We want you to get inspired and choose the right look, we have selected some basic garments and accessories that will make you dazzle. And no matter if you prefer mocktails, the 5 outfits that you’ll find here are also a great combination of the soft option.

  1. Dress
    This option is always a hit. You can opt for a more sophisticated evening dress or a daytime look by adding a special accessorise, and we leave it to your choice.
  2. Clutch
    Here, we opted for the versatile clutch without hesitation. You’ll find a multitude of styles: with stones, smooth, silk, with accessories like feathers or tassels, classic closing, baguette style (Shibuya), metallized, with daring prints, silver or gold leather Just choose the one that matches your outfit!
  3. Shoes
    To combine a look, we prefer medium heel shoes rather than high heel or flat ones. Choose comfortable footwear, which stylize your figure and get enhance the rest of the set. A discreet shoe always grant more attention to dress so if this is your goal, go for dark and smooth tones.
  4. Jewelry
    Less is more. Although oversize accessories are trendy today, we believe that when having a cocktail, the jewels should be discreet but at the same time special. Go for delicate earrings or a jewel necklace to complete the outfit. If you go for a more baroque necklace, earrings should be a simple add.
  5. Make up
    At night we can afford occasional license regarding the makeup. Dare with an eye shadow darker than you usually wear. The smokey eyes are a good option if your eyes doesn’t look smaller and if properly blurred. You can also upload a couple of shades the color of your lips. Red and garnet are always a hit. Avoid combining very marked eyes with striking tone lips. Again, in makeup, just as in jewelry, less is more.

After this fashion selection perhaps you are thinking in the perfect plan for weekend. We invite you to pair our cocktails with some tapas. The result will be unforgettable.

Molecular Mixology

It is well known the amazing molecular gastronomy of Ferran Adrià and his innovative elBulli, where spanish omelette decomposed masterfully with new formulas and chemicalsThis trend has now reached some cocktail bars where bartenders have begun a bold renewal of classic cocktails with amazing new recipes. It is the molecular cocktails, the new trend for lovers of combined drinks, that has arrived to stay.

There are many techniques, simpler or more complex, but certainly the liquid nitrogen and other mechanisms (so far only used for other culinary purposes) are now used in many recipes of cocktails, seeking the purpose of new experiences and textures involving all five senses.

It’s common to find cocktail bars using devices such as syringes, siphons, bottles or Rotaval (a kind of steam distiller) to create cocktails with new forms and structures (nitromojito, for example). It is also common as the use of ingredients such as alginates, xanthan” gum or lecithin for the creation of unique drinks.

Creativity that offers the use of these new techniques is amazing: with liquid nitrogen for example, due to its low temperature (-196 ° C) and freezing power we get more silky textures, cooler temperatures, unusual shapes (spherifications) or dazzling colors . Certainly endless options that will blow you away.

Another innovation of the molecular cocktail is the ease to change the structure of the molecules of the components. Nitrogen is used for “frozen cocktails”, there are other products that transform liquid into gel, emulsions, solids or smoke. This allows for example to insert combined drinks in small test tubes and display cocktails in containers, shaping them with customized colors, something unusual till the date and that certainly opens the door to imagination and the discovery of new sensory experiences.

Definitely creative mixology is booming and more bartenders will turn your bar in a real laboratory to delight everyone with their new creations worthy of the best alchemist. We’ll pay attention to the news and in the meantime we’ll keep delighting us every day with the best classics offered by our best barman in Bonavida Bar. ¡We look forward to see you!

¿Do you want to enjoy an amazing cocktail? Simone Guido, our World Class bartender has very exclusive own creations, see you at BonaVida!

Our favorites in Passeig de Gràcia: Armani

Passeig de Gràcia was already in its beginnings as walk, in 1821, a place to walk and relax, a city lung for the leisure of citizens. With the construction of the promenade, within the project of the Eixample Cerdà, Barcelona‘s beautiful people occupied that space, filling it with glamour, carriages, parisians dresses to see and be seen.

That unique spirit survives after more than a hundred years. Some architectural and urban elements are still breathing, and attracting thousands of tourists. But the heart of this walk also beats thanks to the brand shops that landed to be a mandatory stop for locals and tourists who appreciate luxury and quality.

Among them, one of our favorite companies is Armani. In 1975, with the help of Giorgio Armani and his friend and business partner Sergio Galeotti was born Giorgio Armani, the emergence of 25 years of experience in the world of Armani fashion. Some might not know Giorgio attended three years of Medicine, until he discovered that his fascination with the human body was satisfied wearing and extolling its forms. He became photography assistant of the legendary “Il Rinascente“, the famous clothes and accessories store in Milan. Nino Cerruti noticed him in 1964 and signed him: there, Armani learned everything he should know about the choice of fabrics, cutting, making and marketing. His vibrant personality soon made him stand out as an original creator. In 1975, the legend of Armani started walking and today is still alive in his brand.

Passeig de Gràcia store is one of the approximately 300 stores that the brand has in 36 countries. The universe of Giorgio can be admired in number 6 collection, a complete collection for men and women of Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans, the brand of sportswear and a corner of EA7 Armani / Dolci, a delicatessen product range of chocolates, preserves and teas.

A visit to this store is a trip to good taste, elegance, the simplicity, the sexy chic and expertise of a brand that with every release, conquest the world.

If you need to rest from all this sensations, there’s nothing like a Cosmopolitan in BonaVida, where beautiful people want to be.