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Trident cocktail

This recipe we found in one of our essential cocktail books, Bitters - by Brad Thomas Parsons. The bitters used in this recipe are peach bitters, and the author recommends Fee Brothers version. It's a rather unusual cocktail as it features aquavit, rarely used in...

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Alaska

But while it’s easy to make, it’s still a surprisingly complex cocktail tastewise. The Chartreuse on its own is so full of flavour, and when it is combined with the semi sweet old Tom gin and the bitters a snow angel is indeed born.

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Yuzu cocktail

Yuzu is an asian citrus fruit, in the middle of a lime and a mandarin. Its juice is very fresh and fruity, and the zest is amazing in both food and cocktail. This awesome fruit is however still relatively hard to get in stores in Europe. Hopefully this is about to...

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Solera Sidecar – from Death & CO

Once again we turn to Death & CO's excellent book, for an inspirational new recipe. And this time we decided to try their twist on the classic Sidecar. Death & CO alters it by substituting cointreau with the more potent grand marnier, adding both sherry and...

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Paper Plane – abano variation

The Paper Plane is made with equal parts bourbon, aperol, amaro and lemon juice. It's a bittersweet cocktail with both freshness (from the lemon) and depth (from the amaro and bourbon). We like bitter cocktails, so the Paper Plane is definitely for us. If you're...

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Disco Ball

Sure, both the green and the yellow chartreuse have funky colors. And when mixed with smokey mezcal, the name of this drink is obvious; a Disco Ball it is! This is an easy cocktail to stir. Made with equal parts of only three ingredients it's even possible to memorize...

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Modern Manners

We finally bought a bottle of drambuie and were excited to try it in a cocktail. On the drambuie webpage we found a cocktail called Modern Manners and decided to give it a go. Extra nice was the fact that this recipe also contains kirschwasser, a cherry eau-de-vie,...

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Hanky Panky Cocktail

The Hanky Panky is a classical cocktail. It only uses three ingredients, so pick the brands carefully, it's nice to use high quality spirits here. It's also a little bit funny there is an underwear brand actually called Hanky Panky. They make underwear in lace, in all...

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El Presidente

El Presidente, another classic where there are as many different proportions as recipes. Old, yes, originally described in 1919 and built on rum, curaçao and vermouth. Suitable for a Friday evening cocktail unwinding in front of the fire place as autumn is here. The...

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Sazerac

Today we mixed a favorite of ours, Sazerac. Simple, but complex with a long history. It was invented in the late 1800s in New Orleans and contained cognac and bitter. Since 2008 the Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans and modern recipes often contain...

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White Lady

The White Lady is one of those instant great drinks. Made with only three of the most common ingredients in a bar, basically anyone should be able to shake up a White Lady. As usual with this few-ingredients-type-of-cocktail, it's extra nice to use high quality...

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Martinez – the Martini precursor

The Martinez cocktail is an old cocktail that was described in the 1884 The Modern Bartender's Guide by O. H. Byron. The book's second name is "Fancy Drinks and How to Mix Them". The Martinez is described as "Same as Manhattan, only you substitute gin for whisky"....

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Le Saboteur – iconic cocktail from Bastard

So, our visit to Bastard in Malmö made us wanna recreate their amazing Le Saboteur cocktail at home. We didn't dare to ask for proportions, but according the cocktail menu the drink is made with mezcal, sweet vermouth, green chartreuse and bitters. We decided to try...

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Amaretto Sour – Music to our ears

How do you decide on one common cocktail when there are four persons in your group? After at concert with the Malmö Symphonic Orchestra (MSO) at their brand new venue Malmö Live we were faced with this challenge. Not too boozy, not too sweet, not too acidic, but still...

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Arsenic & Old Lace

Found a dussin of recipes online for cocktails with Pasts. This is "Arsenic & Old Lace". Pastis is very dominant and tend to take over when in cocktails. This is what also happened to us with this cocktail.  The taste divides us between okay to undrinkable. One...

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Whiskey Sour

  Whiskey Sour is a common drink, available at basically every bar all over the world. But that fact doesn't make this cocktail less interesting. The combination of the strong whiskey, the lemon juice and the simple syrup to balance everything is mouthwatering....

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Brandy Crusta

So, using cognac in cocktails is not overly common. The Sidecar is of course an iconic cognac-cocktail most know of, but this time we wanted to try a "Brandy Crusta". It has similarities with a sidecar, but the brandy crusta uses maraschino liqueur as sweetener...

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Angels Share

Sometimes crazy is good like "Angels Share", it could also be great. Looking in "Bartenders manual" in Swedish by Mathin Lundgren we found the most strange Manhattan. Combine bourbon with amaro and créme de cassis. Unexpected, yes, but it was quite exciting. You...

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