The world of cocktails is constantly evolving, and the recent North America’s 50 Best Bars 2023 is proof of that. Mexico stood out as a powerhouse in the beverage industry, with 14 Mexican bars featured on the list of the best bars in the region. The ceremony, held in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, celebrated the importance of cocktail culture and its ability to complement gastronomy to create unique and unforgettable experiences.
Fourteen Mexican bars and speakeasies were highlighted on the list, showcasing the talent and creativity of bartenders in the country. Animal Gourmet provides a complete list of the winners, so you can indulge in the best cocktails of the season.
The champion of champions in 2023 was Double Chicken Please in New York. It’s known for rebuilding and redefining iconic dishes in liquid form, offering a culinary experience like no other. Its creative and original creations have won hearts in the gastronomy and mixology world. The Cold Pizza cocktail, made with Parmesan cheese, is a standout.
Other bars that made it to the 50 Best list include Handshake in CDMX, Katana Kitten in New York, Limantour Liquor Store in CDMX, Jewel of the South in New Orleans, Dante in New York, and Overstory in New York. Kumiko in Chicago, Cafe La Trova in Miami, and Thunderbolt in Los Angeles also made the list, showcasing a diverse range of options across the United States.
Mexico’s bars are causing a sensation worldwide, with several earning spots on the North America’s 50 Best Bars list. Mexican bartenders’ creativity and skill behind the bar are conquering palates beyond the country’s borders. The bars that made the list include Sapodilla in Playa del Carmen, Balta Bar in CDMX, Lightning in CDMX, Hanky Panky in CDMX, The Haughty Rooster in Guadalajara, Sabina Knows in Oaxaca, Ark in Tulum, Nobody’s Cafe in CDMX, Kaito del Valle in CDMX, Jungle in Oaxaca, Aruba Day Drinking in Tijuana, and Witches in CDMX.
Mexico’s recognition in the North America’s 50 Best Bars list is not unexpected. The country’s kitchen has dedicated itself to promoting sustainability and exalting the select ingredients produced locally through gastronomy and mixology. The traditions and cooking techniques avant-garde are intertwined in a culinary mix that captivates the palate of the most demanding diners, representing a valuable heritage of Mexican culture.
If you want to learn more about your favorite bar included in the North America’s 50 Best Bars 2023, you can check the official website for details.