Roots Mastic and Roots Diktamo are two ideal flavours for fresh drinks. Roots Mastic is made of 100% distillate of Chios Mastic resin, a unique in the world tree sap, with a piney flavour and a sweet & sour aftertaste, making it ideal for summer shots and spritzes. Roots Diktamo is a greek amaro, based on dittany of Crete (or δίκταμο - diktamo in greek), a rare -wild oregano- herb, growing in Crete, with an earthy and fruity herbal kick in the scent.
Local bars offer light spritzes or classic cocktail twists, based on local craft spirits like Roots.
Let’s start our journey around Athens through 6 stops and 6 different cocktails in new and old places.
With a beautiful garden in the northern suburb of Chalandri, Theory bar is a classic, and the first establishment of the almighty Clumsies team. Here you can enjoy a mediterranean negroni, made with Roots Diktamo, cooked together with vermouth & Campari and garnished with a beautiful flower.
Mediterranean Negroni, made with Roots Diktamo, cooked together with vermouth & Campari and garnished with a beautiful flower.
Platonos 14, Chalandri 152 34
This new bar in western Athens, in Peristeri, has a cuban soul, claims to be a lovers nest and has one of the most beautiful rooftops we have seen. You can enjoy a fresh sour with Roots Mastic, umeshu sake & cucumber that travels your mind in exotic places. But Athens is a bit exotic on its own, isn't it ? Well you can find it out for yourself very easily, by trying the “Lost in the Sand” cocktail at Amantes Amentes !
Athens is a bit exotic on its own, isn’t it ? Well you can find it out for yourself very easily, by trying the “Lost in the Sand” cocktail at Amantes Amentes !
Theofrastou 7, Peristeri 121 34
Joshua tree opened right after the lockdown with a buzz & it already has sworn regulars going everyday. It's very fresh, vegetarian, surfer & pet friendly and you can enjoy the most fresh Greek Paloma with Roots Mastic & grapefruit soda. If you want to blend in with the hip crowd of the upcoming Mets area, this is the place to be !
The most fresh Greek Paloma with Roots Mastic & grapefruit soda.
Couleur Locale is one of the most iconic rooftops in the city centre, popular with tourists and locals as well. The view of the Acropolis and the old town of Athens is just breathtaking. The bar is sophisticated and based on local spirits, and one of the most popular cocktails is "The Surfer", a twist on the classic Mai Tai with Roots Diktamo and Metaxa brandy.
"The Surfer”, a twist on the classic Mai Tai with Roots Diktamo and Metaxa brandy.
Normanou 3, Athina 105 55
TYCO (Take Your Cocktail Out) was already giving take away cocktails before it was a thing. Being more than a year in the centre of Athens, hosting street parties and with a small but great menu, it has made holding a cocktail and wandering around the streets of Athens easier than ever. You can enjoy the #5 cocktail with Roots Mastic, sage and fresh carrot juice and walk all the way to Acropolis.
Tyco has made holding a cocktail and wandering around the streets of Athens easier than ever
Romvis 11, Athina 105 60
The bar that reinvented the aperitivo culture in Athens. Odori has a variety of vermouths, as its name suggests, but also attracts big crowds all year round enjoying food & cocktails until late in the night. Odori’s menus are always based on seasonal and local ingredients from Greece and Athens. One of its long standing best seller cocktails is “Grandma’s Americano”, with Roots Diktamo, vermouth & grapefruit soda, ideal for an after work afternoon in the virbant city centre of Athens
Grandma’s Americano”, with Roots Diktamo, vermouth & grapefruit soda is ideal for an after work afternoon in the vibrant city centre of Athens
Skouleniou 2, Athina 105 61