D-bar at The Ritz-Carlton
One of the best ways to experience D-bar, located on the ground floor of The Ritz-Carlton in Vienna, is to travel the globe via its passport-style menu, which features drinks inspired by countries around the world. There’s a British-themed G & Tea for 2, a concoction of gin, milky oolong, vanilla syrup, Noilly Prat vermouth and milk served afternoon tea style. Or from Russia, try The Spicy Matrjoschka, a mixture of Siberian-pepper-infused vodka, white port, lime juice, cranberry juice and honey syrup served in Russian nesting dolls. The final component of the drink, dried cranberry with gold dust, is hidden in the smallest doll. D-bar is all about the details, and one of its unique features is the ice it serves in its drinks. After one of the bartenders travelled to Japan to learn about ice making, D-bar began making its own special ice blocks: non-cloudy ice cubes that freeze at -18C (-0.4F) and are hand-carved for different drinks.