Austin's Péché is one of the best places to drink in. Not just in Austin; anywhere. Styled in the fashion of pre-prohibition bar with a Francophile aesthetic, Péché offers complicated cocktails made by expert bartenders. The bar itself is narrow, stocked with comfortable couches and chairs, everything done up in a palette of absinthe-green and black. Which makes sense considering how many of these drinks contain absinthe.
One of these masterpieces is the Corpse Reviver No. 2, a concoction of gin, absinthe, lemon, Cointreau, and Lillet Blanc. A darkly red cherry floats at the bottom like a blind eye. Feeling like a corpse is not an unusual experience after drinking (for us, anyway), and this cocktail, tart and lively, is the perfect "hair of the dog" remedy to, well, revive you.
Corpse Reviver No. 2
208 West 4th St, Austin