How This Berlin Bar Preserves Foraged Plants, Herbs, and Flowers for Cocktails

Yolanda Evans

Located in the ultrahip Neukölln district, Berlin-based Velvet is a 5-year-old, 55-seat cocktail bar that serves elaborate drinks made from vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs that grow in and around the German capital. Together, Head Bartender Ruben Neideck, who’s also Velvet’s primary forager, Bar Manager Filip Kaszubski, and Bartenders Sarah Swantje Fischer, Matt Boswell, and Benjamin Hanke develop a...