When two of the industry’s most creative minds come together, expect the spectacular. That’s exactly what happened when Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez created Sips in 2021 – barely two years later and it’s named The World’s Best Bar and The Best Bar in Europe. Sips’ pastel pink and green decor makes this an approachable early evening venue that easily transitions with the fading light into a dark and sultry hideaway, though this is every bit the modern bar concept, with an island bar as the stage to showcase pioneering techniques behind many of the wonderous creations.
Here is a bar that knows the drinks must be serious but the way in which they are delivered doesn’t have to be at all. Primordial – a blend of 12-year-old Scotch, Ruby Port and pera nashi – is served to visitors in a metal cast of two hands, rather than a glass, while the Daiquiri Heliodora arrives via a hand-turned machine which delivers grapefruit shaved ice before an oversized pipette drops sherry into a glass of rum and lime. And the surprises don’t end there – at Sips there is now a bar-within-a-bar that offers a tasting-menu-like experience: Esencia.