José Andrés to Open 'Cocktail Lab,' Barmini

You won't believe what Andrés has up his sleeve

The newest project from José Andrés, Barmini.

After many days of anticipation, José Andrés has announced his newest project — and it's one we can certainly toast to. Popping up next door to minibar, Andrés will open "Barmini," a "culinary cocktail lab," on Feb. 15. (Consider it a Valentine's Day present for your cocktail-loving heart.)

Eater reports that Barmini will have 100 seasonally changing cocktails on the menu; and in fitting Andrés form, the drinks will have plenty of infusions, emulsifiers, carbonation, espumas, and extractions. Some sneak peeks of the cocktail menu: the "Mezcaleros Brew," a mezcal, kina, honey,  and Belgian tripel beer cocktail, and the "Big in Japan," a cocktail with Japanese whiskey, salers and suze, and a mezcal marshmallow. 

Barmini will also have some barfood, including a butternut squash meringue and an interesting take on the Philly cheesesteak. With cocktails ranging from $14 to $20, and bar foods ranging from $6 to $20, it's clear that Barmini is the more affordable option compared to minibar — that is, if you can get a table. And with that, we'll leave you with an Andrés quote that is sure to become a classic in a short manner of time: "You can eat to live, but also, you can drink to survive."


José Andrés presents barmini from ThinkFoodGroup on Vimeo.