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One of a new breed of super-smooth and super-friendly cocktail bars with some wacky and wonderful concoctions, Vesper is currently widely regarded as employing the coolest mixologists in Amsterdam. In Jordaan, it's one step beyond the usual fare of mojitos and gin slings, as the bar tenders go off piste to create new wonders in a cocktail glass. The little wooden bar is also the original home of the alcoholic high tea (featuring a teapot of cocktails), which puts a pleasant new slant on scones with clotted cream.