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World’s Best Bars Takeover at Julep
August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alba Huerta continues to bring top talent to Houston for takeovers at her James Beard Award-winning bar Julep. Her next special guest is spirits industry icon Julio Cabrera, cantinero and founder of Miami’s Cafe La Trova. He’ll take over the bar at Julep on Monday, August 29 at 7 to 10 p.m. This evening’s World’s Best Bars Takeover will be a celebration of cocktails, music and Cuban culture!
For over 30 years Julio has captured the attention and hearts of the most impressive industry legends, rum connoisseurs and consumers from across the globe. He is known for his deep passion, authenticity and knowledge of classic cocktails and mixology. Additionally, he is respected for reserving the legacy of Cuban “Cantineros,”. His most recent endeavor, Cafe La Trova garnered him the #28 spot on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars in 2021 and the 6th Best Bar in North America in 2022 (Julep was #46).
For this special occasion, Julio will bring five of his signature cocktails to Houston as well as a small food menu from Cafe La Trova. Julep will convert its outdoor area to a cigar bar, complete with music from a Cuban jazz band.
No ticket purchase is necessary for Julep’s World’s Best Bars Takeover. For more information, please call Julep at (832) 371-7715.
The evening’s featured cocktails are as follows:
Daiquirí Clásico: Flor de Caña 12, lime juice, sugar
Presidente: Flor de Caña 12, blanc vermouth, dry curacao, grenadine
Hotel Nacional: Flor de Caña 12, apricot liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice
Cubano Viejo: Flor de Caña 12, mint, demerara syrup, lime juice, bitters, ginger beer
La Trova Old Fashioned: Flor de Caña 12, cafecito syrup, chocolate bitters
Especial del Cantinero – Trío Matamoros: Flor de Caña 18 neat, Cafecito Cubano and a Cigar