First edition of “Tast a la Rambla”

Last Thursday the 15th took place the first edition of Tast a la Rambla, a gastronomic walk along the Rambla de Santa Monica where you could enjoy the best cuisine in Barcelona. With over 100 meters of bar and 42 participants this first edition also had a schedule of lectures at the Arts Santa Monica museum as well as live music. Here’s the link to the website of Tast a la Rambla and some photos of our friends of Cata 1.81.




Mixology recipe book


The BRA mixology recipe book was made in 1980 by José Mª Gotarda, father of the nowadays owner of Ideal Josep Mª Gotarda. In this book we can find different cocktail recipes as well as advices and ideas to make as much as possible with our shaker. Amongst all the recipes it has we’d like to highlight the following:


  • 1/3 Vodka
  • 1/3 Red Vermouth
  • 1/6 Cassis Cream
  • 1/6 Drambuie
  • It’s mixed in the shaker and it’s served in a wide glass with ice.


  • 1/3 Tequila
  • 1/3 Cointreau
  • 1/3 Lemon juice
  • It’s mixed in the shaker and served in a tall glass, the edge of it must have salt impregnated.



  • 3/4 White rum
  • 1/4 Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Mixed in the shaker, served in tall glass with crushed ice.


  • 2/3 Whisky Bourbon
  • 1/3 Red Vermouth
  • Mixed in the shaker, once served you must add 2 drops of Bitter.


    Martini Seco

  • 9/10 Gin
  • 1/10 Dry Vermouth
  • Prepared in a mixer glass (the low part of the shaker) with a lot of ice, mixing it with a long spoon. Served in a cold cocktail glass.


    You can enjoy this cocktails and lots more at Ideal Cocktail Bar. We invite you to come over soon!