Our heartfelt congratulations to Las Boadas, on its 75th anniversary this month. Boadas is truly one of the world's great bars, and the only one to keep the old mixing tradition of "throwing" or "rolling" alive. If you're reading this blog, then you're familiar with the images of Jerry Thomas mixing a Blue Blazer. Actually, if you're reading this, you've probably been to Boadas off Las Ramblas, and you might have even been there with us, so I'll skip all the history here and simply ask you to raise your next cocktail toward Barcelona with cheers for the most famous couple in Spanish bartending: Don Josep and Doña Maria Dolores.
A toast of some excellent vintage rum photographed in their other bar, Caribbean Club, around the corner from Boadas: