Benoit’s Classic Bar Embraces Experimental Cocktails

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Benoit unveiled new solid cocktails this week on an unexpectedly progressive cocktail menu, and we were surprised to realize Paris might have some contributions to our citys dominant mixology movement. Chef-bartender Thierry Hernandez came in from the City of Light to create the edible booze, which includes pia-colada fondue with pineapple-rum-marshmallow and fresh-pineapple skewers, and a jam made with strawberry vodka youre meant to spread on toast. While he's in town, Hernandez is doing some recon at top cocktail dens like Apothke and Tailor, where he might take notes on Eben Freeman's Ramos Gin Fizz Marshmallow. But what are they drinking in Paris these days? Hernandez serves Mojito Popsicles and Jell-O shots at his chichi bar at the luxury Htel Plaza Athene.