August 8th, 2016
The Apotheke Bar is born
Together with the opening of bEAuTy Llivia Resaturant , on August the 1st, a cocktail bar called Apotheke was born. A Cocktail Bar concept full of romantic reminiscences that takes us back to the oldest pharmacy in Europe: the Llívia Pharmacy.
Founded in the fifteenth century, the Pharmacy was ran by the Esteve family for seven generations. It originated here because of in the indigerous plants and botanicals that can be found in the area.
Hundreds of years of experience created an alchemy of perfect proportions, and the origin of many natural remedies.
The Pharmacy is one of the jewels of the heritage of La Cerdanya and as such it’s been the perfect inspiration for our Apotheke Cocktail BAR, keeping its classic blue jars and the albarellos decorated with gothic letters: these containers, that once kept pharmaceutical remedies and medicines, are now used by our bartender today to preserve the scents, flavors and extracts for his spectacular cocktails.
After all, Adrià Batlle is not a newbie. After finishing his studies at the Escuela de Hosteleria de Barcelona he became part of the famous Slow Cocktail Bar team; the best cocktail bar in Barcelona according to a number of experts. He then travelled to Singapore to continue learning from the best, and after spending two years in Asia he moved to London to work behind the Mandarin Oriental hotel bar. After spending some time in Sydney and Dubai he then came back home, bringing with him a wide international and vibrant expertise.
The Apotheke Cocktail Bar is open daily from 12pm to 1am. Come and try special Batlle’s creations like the "Mountain Penicillin" (Jonnhy Walker and ratafía liquor on a ball of ice), or the "Spanish Gentleman" (made with rum, Pedro Ximenez and chocolate liquor), or our variation of the classic "Negroni", perfect to start the weekend .
Here in bEAuTy Apotheke, we respect and restore traditions of the past and mix with modernity with the aim for the same goal –to make decent person feel better.