Bicycle Thief

Bicycle Thief – is what Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin and Abraham Hawkins call this joint-effort creation.


We love clear cocktails like the Ephemeral. What might look like a coupe of water immediately surprises you on the first sip.


The Aperol colours the Cuzco in a very nice way. This subtle pale orange tone is so flattering to any cocktail, it looks immediately delicious we think.

The Stark

The Stark is a delicious mix of bourbon, yellow Chartreuse and honey syrup.

Into Great Silence

The cocktail by JP Fetherston is called Into Great Silence and it’s one of the most smashing cocktails we’ve ever made.


Whenever we see orgeat in a cocktail's ingredient list we are tempted to try it. There's something about this almond syrup that intrigues us, probably the nutty sweet flavour.


Autumn Sweater

Not sure if it's really autumn yet, but nevertheless we are making an Autumn Sweater from the Independent in Somerville.


Bolsy Move

Whenever you see Cherry Heering in an ingredient list, you know you will end up with a colorful cocktail. And the Bolsy Move from J.M. Curley's is no exception.


Doc Daneeka Royale

What to do with some leftover sparkling wine? Easy, a Doc Daneeka Royale by Alex Day from Death & Co. This is a play on another iconic Champagne cocktail (guess...

Cruise Control

Pairing cocktails with food is interesting and fun. Some cocktails are so delicate they shouldn't really be accompanied by anything at all. But particularly long drinks like Cruise Control we...

Carbonated Americano

In this post we are also doing a carbonated cocktail, using an iSi siphon to make a classic Americano cocktail go fizzy.


Rum & Cola

How do you make a classic like Rum & Cola feel modern, contemporary and a bit luxurious?


Fin du Saison

We were a bit surprised of the unique flavour of this cocktail when we took the first sip of the Fin du Saison.


Vieux Carré

Does anybody remember our barrel-aged Vieux Carré? Well, it's now out of the barrel after spending four weeks inside of it.

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We are Joakim & Mattias, cocktail mixing amateurs. Cocktail Detour is about this love for craft cocktails, and how we scout them around the world’s best bars.