Set up in 2008 by Zoltán Nagy and his wife Lilla Kocsis, together with Pál Szakál, Boutiq Bar has won an array of national and international awards. “It’s the first bar of its kind in Budapest – the pioneer of the cocktail bars here, if you like. We run an apprentice program for the mixologists at Boutiq, and the main thing we teach them is to be humble towards everything they do. That way, they have a chance to succeed in a service-oriented industry,” explains Nagy. “Our goal when opening the bar was to establish a different approach to mixed drinks in this country.” Located in the heart of Pest, the bar offers visitors a variety of cocktails, from the bubbling (and very Instagrammable) Lab Master Flash to the infamous Die Kaiser, which combines the Hungarian spirit Unicum
with morello cherries, grenadine and rhubarb bitters.