We decided to open our first pop up store - bar. Of course our first one would be in our base, Athens !
Taking place for 2 months only, from the 23d of November to the 23d of January 2019, Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm until late, and Sunday brunch.
It is located right in the city centre, Solonos str. 9, at the basement of Yolenis Gastronomy Centre.
Update, check our Christmas Party:
The Roots Rakomelo bar celebrates the 'rakomeladiko' tradition (old school taverns with homemade rakomelo and meze food), and is the world's first liqueur pop up joint. The whole set up takes us back to our roots and is based on Roots craft liqueurs. The Roots philosophy stands for simplicity, heritage and quality, and this is the story we wanted to say in our own bar.
All the custom glasses, sets, and other Roots collectibles will be for sale, featuring also special Christmas gift sets.
Roots Perfect Serves
In the menu we first present the Roots Perfect serves. The perfect serves showcase a simple way to enjoy Roots, bringing out the aromas and the flavour in a most evident way.
Here are four examples:
Roots Rakomelo hot, in the custom made heater
Roots Rakomelo with cold brew coffee
Roots Mastic with ice & lime, in a plain tavern glass. Raw & true.
Roots Mastic Vintage strength on ice, just with a small -salty- herb from Crete called kritamo
Roots Comfort Drinks
In the next section of the menu we introduce the concept of comfort drinking. Comfort drinks are simple low alcohol servings, without a shaker, and with max 3 ingredients. Roots long drinks with sodas, and two warm suggestions for the winter.
For example, this is our classic Greek Mule, with Roots Kanela, lime and ginger beer
Or among others, Roots Mastic with aegean tonic
Roots around the world
Finally in the last section of the menu we present some selected Roots cocktails from around the world. For example, the negroncino, taken from Oriole London, a negroni twist with Roots Diktamo:
or a gimlet, inspired by the mastic gimlet from the Aviary in NYC:
In this section we present more cocktails from Milan and Rome
Of course, as in every 'rakomelo' place, there is also food pairing, with the same structure as the menu: Perfect serves, Comfort food and Food from around Greece !
Not to mention that you can find all sorts of amazing Roots gift items !
If you are in Athens come by, otherwise stay tuned for the next one !!
Of course throughout the 2 months special events, guest-shifts and masterclasses will be organised, stay tuned !
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Discover the Roots Rakomelo #popup bar, rediscovering #rakomelo #mountainhoney in the first #modern #greek #style #popupbar Wednesday to Saturday after 5pm, #atthebasement of @yolenisfamily , Solonos str. 9, #athenscitycentre For 2 months only, Xmas included! Enjoy the Roots perfect serves alongside food from all over the countryside #backtotheroots #finestroots
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Getting ready for the "Roots Rakomelo bar" pop up #atthebasement of @yolenisfamily in #athens #city #centre ! #rootsrakomelo #rakomelobar #rakomeladiko #revisited #roots #liqueurs & #food pairings Stay tuned, coming up from next week and for the next 2 months ! #backtotheroots #trueheritage #moveforward