Bar DaCaio on the Alster
A British bar in the heart of Hamburg. The DaCaio bar is unostentatious and elegant or chic and pulsing, depending on the time of the day. We start off with our famed afternoon tea in the early afternoon and then carry on with drinks and homemade cocktails: from the legendary Martini Cocktail to our great Gold Martini.
The journey from Scotland to Cuba is not far, starting with carefully selected, special rums to long drinks with gin or vodka. Our mission is finding the perfect drink for you!
daily 10 am to 1 am
Table reservation: +49 40 2800 30 1810
If there is something that could be described as typically British, then it is the tradition of the afternoon tea.
They say that the tradition is going back to Anna, Seventh Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857). One Day the Duchess decided, that the time between lunch and dinner without food is too long to really enjoy life.
She instructed her servants to serve tea with light snacks.
This pleased her highness so well that, from this day on, afternoon tea was served every day.
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"Cocktail is a valuable liquid: keeps everything... except the secrets."
The Martini Affairs
There are many theories about the origin of this cocktail. No one knows whether it's the truth or a legend. Maybe it has been offered for the first time in 1910 in New York City in honor of John D. Rockefeller, or 1874 in California, perhaps even earlier around 1860 in San Francisco. What we do know is that it is still loved today, more than ever. A martini should be in any case "very dry", please!
Gin is a grain distillate, very similar to vodka flavored with juniper berries and herbs. A Dutch doctor used it for the first time around 1600 as a medicine to cure soldiers who fell ill with fever in India.
Today Gin is often used in cocktails, served as an aperitif.
"There are only two rules for drinking whisky. First, never take whisky without water, and second, never take water without whiskey."