Boston Cocktail Creations Only at Clio
Have you ever had your cocktail glass painted before? No? Well if a glass painted with deconstructed Lillet (pictured above) is something you’d like to experience, these are the types of things that Todd Maul is doing at Clio.
Different people look for different experiences when at a bar or restaurant. On a mid-week late afternoon, we strolled into the newly renovated Bar at Clio and had a quintessential Boston cocktail experience: Todd Maul behind the bar.
Cocktail enthusiasts will know of the innovative and nontraditional ways in which Maul creates a drink. The thought of using a mini hibachi on the bar comes natural to him (Old Fashioned, the Maul way, pictured below). I don’t think I can put into words how much we enjoyed talking with him, learning how his inspirations come so easily, or just exactly how his rotary evaporator machine works to create essences for a Cigar Manhattan (pictured above) and paints that take the art of mixology to a new level. Not only is the creativity amazing, but the results are incredible.
If you have never been to Clio, I highly suggest you hop on the green line and go. Like, right now. Unconfirmed Twitter rumblings suggest that Maul may not be at Clio much longer, although we certainly hope these words are not true. However for cocktail enthusiasts, this is one Boston bar that should not go unvisited.
Pictured above: The Three-to-One, with gin, Bitter Truth apricot liqueur and lemon juice; one of Maul’s favorite creations.
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