Published on : Thursday, July 12, 2018
Created to pair perfectly with the new Latin concept of Talavera restaurant is its contemporary new Gin Bar, which features a Spanish-inspired menu of gin tonics, as well as sherry, beer, cider, vermouth and a selection of wines.
Located adjacent to the Talavera dining room at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, the Gin Bar is a cosy space inspired by the tapas bars of Spain where guests can stand or sit to enjoy pintxos, small bites such as olives and crispy chickpeas, along with a drink while catching up with friends. The Gin Bar’s focus is its centrepiece bar, where talented mixologists craft cocktails from the finest spirits, tinctures and fresh-from-the-soil herbs.
Food and Beverage Manager Kelsey Jordan had a hand in creating the menu. He said the team compiled a list of the best gins from around the world that encompassed multiple different styles and flavour profiles to create a menu of ever-changing gins tonics. Gin tonics is the Spanish way of referring to a gin and tonic cocktail, he added.
“What stands out is that they are two- to three-ingredient cocktails with an incredible depth of flavour,” Jordan said. “This is due to our excellent selection of 20-plus gins, which allows us to choose just the right one to pair with our small-batch artisanal tonic selection and wide variety of house-grown herbs and dried citrus.”
In addition to its signature gin tonic menu, the bar also features seasonal sangria . The sangrias are crafted from Spanish wines and local ingredients designed to elevate the flavour of the wines. Each is served in a served in a traditional Spanish pórron, a unique glass vessel with a sleek pouring spout, alongside a glass of fresh fruit on ice.