“A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.” ~ Noël Coward
When I’m traveling, I’m always looking for boozy little joints with character – in this case, it’s seriously upscale. As far as gin joints go, the bar & lounge at the boutique Only You Hotel in the hip Chueca district in Madrid is on par with the best. 37 gins. Yep, count them. 37 brands of gin. Go old school and order a Gimlet or a Sloe Gin Fizz…or three. After cocktails, be sure to order order some tapas prepared by some of top chefs in Madrid. If you can still walk afterward, mosey around the Chueca and check out the hip shops dotting the neighborhood. Drink. Eat. Mosey. In that order.