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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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Espadin Queen

A very interesting cocktail recipe from Death & Co is the "Espadin Queen". It combines several ingredients quite overwhelming in itself; absinthe, mezcal and grapefruit. However the combination is exciting and innovative, and the color of the cocktail is very...

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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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