If a cosmopolitan is still your go-to cocktail, its time for new starts.
Were officially declaring absinthe the It-drink of 2010.
Develop a taste for this mysterious green elixir at Sarah
B., an intimate new bar at the InterContinental hotel. Named after
tragic actress Sarah Bernhardt (whose ghost is rumoured to wander the
building), the green silk and velvet booths are soundproof (perfect for
smoldering tête-à-têtes) and the cocktail menu (from $6) is sublime. We
love the Jacques Cartier Collins, blended with Absolut Pear and
limoncello, while the Absinthe Frappe made from Angostura bitter and
basil leaves will leave you begging for more.
After all, absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
Sarah B., InterContinental Montreal, 360 St-Antoine St .W., Montreal,