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?

Sacrilege

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.

Jaguar

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.

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Cuevas

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

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May Daisy

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

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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.

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Soft Shock

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

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Sunflower

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.

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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.