Brace Position

The Swedish cherries are here, and we wanted that to permeate this post. While not using the cherries in the actual cocktail they made a perfect side snack to be enjoyed together with the drink.

Assembly Cocktail

Cognac in cocktails – yes we think it works really well. There is something luxurious with Cognac isn’t there, just like with Champagne.

Lido Shuffle

Bubbly, pale pink, low ABV – what more could you ask for a hot summer day in Sweden?


This cocktail was boozy, complex and elegant. Perhaps more of an autumn or winter cocktail, we still didn’t mind sipping it on a beautiful summer evening.


This recipe uses Amer Picon which is a bittersweet French orange-flavored aperitif. It is a common bottle throughout Europe, less so in the USA.

Pastry War

A tongue tingling combination of smoky mezcal and sweet chocolate liqueur that challenge your tastebuds in a most spectacular way.



Featured for the second time - by accident. This is the Cuevas cocktail by Dane Barca.


May Daisy

May Daisy, by Phil Ward is a Cognac based cocktail, with green Chartreuse and lemon as partners.


Kitty Highball

This red wine based cocktail is called Kitty Highball. And because of the wine in it it gets this beautiful ruby red look.


Soft Shock

Being 50% a Gin & Tonic and 50% a Rebujito this highball gets quite Spanish, mixing two of Spain's most popular drinks.



This is a Sunflower cocktail, created by Sam Ross. It's one of those four equal parts recipes, that is so easy to make at home.


Roebling Rumrise

With the pretty cool wine Lambrusco we made a Roebling Rumrise cocktail, and served it at a cocktail party.

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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.