Handshake Speakeasy

It’s probably going to be love at first sight for anyone who steps inside this gorgeous speakeasy in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez. The art deco space boasts stunning copper details and a glamorous Prohibition atmosphere, but it’s what happens behind the bar that will confirm the feelings are true. Helmed by renowned Dutch bartender Eric Van Beek, the staff pour drinks that are as sophisticated as they are fun. Take the Mexi-Thai, made with tequila, lime, coconut, and a few beautiful drops of basil oil – proof that the menu at Handshake is guided by three pillars: flavour, aesthetics, and innovation. Spirit geeks will be thrilled to delve into the bar’s impressive collection of vintage bottles, found by its owners over the years in the UK, Italy, and the US. With treasures such as 50-year-old whiskies and a 70-year-old amaro, it opens up all sorts of new possibilities: how about a Negroni prepared with a 50-year-old Campari?