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New York Daisy

New York Daisy is from the Swedish bar book "Bartenders  Manual" by Mathin Lundgren and mixes rye with lime and grenadine and finishes off with soda water. We don't usually make long drinks and was looking for something fruity and not too sweet. This tasted really...

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Smoke That Flower – almost

After visiting Niklas Ekstedts resturang in Stockholm we wanted to try to make their cocktail Smoke That Flower ourself. New to, but excited about mezcal we really think that its one of the most exciting cocktail ingredients. The cocktail is a sour so we tried a...

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Royal Gold

The Royal Gold! We wanted to use Orgeat syrup in a cocktail and found inspiration at Absolut. The cocktail brought together vodka, almond, pineapple and ginger. The taste ended up being too spicy from the ginger ginger (maybe we took too much, but how much is a...

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Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

One of our cocktail books taken out most often is Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh. This book is a treasure cove for fans of the American 1920's cocktail era. Most recipes in the book are very valid also today, and ingredients are surprisingly...

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Pastis Tomate

We have a love-hate relationship with Pastis. The anise and licorice flavors are somewhat overwhelming but with the sweetness its highly enjoyable. Pastis hit the shelfs in 1932 some years after Absint been band. Its often dilutet with water and turns milky and white....

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Industry Sour

We found a recipe for a cocktail called Industry Sour. It resembles a classic "The Last Word" a lot. However gin is substituted with Fernet-Branca and Maraschino liqueur is substituted with regular simple syrup. The taste is actually not too far away from The Last...

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Norwegian Negroni

The Norwegian Negroni is a twist of the bittersweet Negroni cocktail. We are always looking for new experiences and since we are Swedes we have a culture of Akvavit and snaps. Local Akvavit is usually only used as snaps to the savory part of the smorgasbord and...

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The Abbey Cocktail

With The Abbey Cocktail we once again revisiting the 1930 cocktail book by Harry Carddock "The Savoy Cocktail Book" for inspiration. We generally don't like orange juice in cocktails as it often takes over but here we'll give it a try. The original recipe says: 1/2...

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Coronation Cocktail (No. 1.)

Today we are having tapas for dinner and wanted to pair the food with a cocktail. As a base we wanted dry sherry as it's often enjoyed together with tapas. Doing some research about sherry based cocktail we stumbled upon The Savoy Cocktail Book originally from 1930 by...

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Gin & Tonic

Is there something as classic as a Gin & Tonic on a hot summer day? It's highly enjoyable under a parasol on the patio. You can try it with different gins, different tonics or even try to make your own. Its fun and easy drink that deserves exploring. Whats in it...

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Tobacco Road

This is the cocktail we originally bought Cynar for and now is the time to try it out. Tobacco Road combines smoky mezcal with herbal cynar and dry sherry. Lately we have come across several cocktails with sherry instead of vermouth. Tobacco Road 1,5 oz Mezcal 1,25 oz...

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A stocked fridge – enabling Diki Diki

So, it's hot in Stockholm at the moment! Better keep some bottles in the fridge in case of a sudden cocktail party! With a chilled bottle of calvados the vintage "Diki Diki" cocktail can be created:   1,5 oz calvados 0,5 oz swedish punsch 0,75 oz grapefruit juice...

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Pisco Sour

Pisco is not the easiest spirit to find in Sweden, but we bought a bottle at well stocked www.astorwines.com in New York during a recent travel. Yesterday we did a classic "Pisco Sour" and were surprised by the fruitiness of this South American spirit. We bought...

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Chrysanthemum

Today is a fantastic summer day to try out a cocktail that has been on our mind since my last visit to Phamarium in Stockholm. On their 'International' part of their cocktail menu is Chrysanthemum. The cocktail first known from Hugo Ensslin's book Recipes for Mixed...

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Last of the Oaxacans

Exploring our new discovered taste for Mezcal and we found a recipe after googling on Mezcal cocktails on Serious Eats. Lovely take on Last Word which is one of our favorite cocktail all categories. It's not comparable to it but the Mezcal brings a smoky rich taste...

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The Gardiner

From cocktail book "Canadian Cocktails" by Scott McCallum & Victoria Walsh comes a very delightful cocktail called "The Gardiner". The book is available at both American Amazon and European Amazon. Muddle a piece of fresh rosemary and shake with the below...

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Aviation

Finally got our hands on some violet liqueur and were able to make a classic "Aviation". Its pale blu color really resembles a cloudy sky. If you like gin, this cocktail should be a fovourite.   To make one, just shake these ingredients: 2 oz gin 0,5 oz luxardo...

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