Mezcal is so good! We can’t get enough of that smokiness, that really comes through also in this cocktail. It’s a very sophisticated spirit that everyone definitely should try, especially tequila lovers.
This cocktail was really enjoyable! Not very sweet, rather a bit dry from the sherry and a bit tart because of the gin and grapefruit. You could sip quite eagerly on it without getting too affected
Just like cranberry juice, pomegranate juice is a bit bristly on the tongue and it’s actually a pretty cool thing in this cocktail. It is not a sweet drink but rather a well balanced one with both acidity and fruit very present.
These are two Almond Brothers by Jason Littrell from bar Death & Co. It’s a recipe that combines Mexican tequila with Italian Amaretto in a playful way.
Let’s focus a bit on glassware, such an essential part of any cocktail. We love going glassware hunting. The charity shops in Stockholm see us frequently, and we can never resist a good glass temptation.
When we found the recipe we were primarily intrigued by two things; the funny name of the cocktail and the Cardamaro content. Cardamaro is a low ABV amaro with a really nice flavour, almost of ginger bread but slightly more bitter.
This is a perfect slow sipper cocktail, high on ABV. It’s also a 3,5 oz recipe so you’re in for a long lasting indulgence. If you garnish with an orange twist like we did you also get a nice citrus kick that both tastes and looks good.
The Strega has a beautiful yellow colour. Flavour wise its not too far from yellow Chartreuse, but at the same time different.
Unusual cocktail ingredients is always fun. In the Domo Arigato by Ran Duan there is sesame oil . . . and it’s paired with mezcal! Check out this awesome recipe.
Thanks to the Aperol this cocktail gets a very appealing orange/pink color. The taste however is more dominated by the smoky mezcal, a spirit that we love, so this is definitely our type of cocktail.
It is a sour type of cocktail indeed, but of course that orgeat and also the ginger ale take away some of the acidity, making sure the Gin Lane is a well balanced and delicious cocktail in the end.
There is a lot of coffee flavour in this one, but it is also nicely complemented by Italian Amaretto liqueur contributing with an almond touch.
What you notice immediately on the first sip is the licorice notes coming from both the fennel seeds and the Galliano liqueur. It creates a very interesting profile of the drink, and we are already in love with fennel seeds as a cocktail ingredient.
The Blushing Mary is a delicious twist on the classic Bloody Mary. But instead of using tomato juice a combination of muddled cherry tomatoes and tonic water is used to make this Mary blush rather than bleed.
So why is it called The Gift Shop? Well no clues are given in the book so we can only speculate. Could it be a metaphor for the feeling of entering a gift shop? Excitement, happiness and high expectations?
The Sinu Metu by Joy Richardson is made with Irish whiskey. We don’t use that very often we have to admit, but we do have a bottle of Jameson in our cabinets and we decided it was time to put it to use.
In this cocktail, called Rum Direction, we are using Pyrat rum. it’s that chubby bottle with a metal medallion around its neck. It has an orange flavour going on, that probably doesn’t work in all cocktails, but it’s so good in this one.
In this post we are trying tonic syrup from @swedishtonic to create two original cocktails. Swedish tonic is the product of three young Swedish entrepreneurs who wanted to bring back a natural, true to history and simply delicious tonic. Of course it’s produced with real quinine, and not the chemical substitute you often find in mass produced tonics.