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.

Astoria

The Astoria is basically a reversed Dry Martini, with a big amount of dry vermouth, and just a splash of gin.

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Rubicon

Time for a pretty fancy cocktail, the Rubicon, from bar Canon in Seattle. This is a Last Word with extra everything, complete with open flames and fresh herbs.

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Warehouse C

A very summery cocktail with that strawberry in it. Have a happy midsummer with the Warehouse C.

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Sanlucar Sling

The Sanlucar Sling by Sahil Mehta is another drink perfect for the warmer days. A highball cocktail with a lot of sherry, and then some cherry and walnut to make things really interesting and tasty.

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Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz has to be the official drink of summer. Everyone seem to enjoy it, and it's very understandable.

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Vatican City

We had to make one more from Drew Lazor's new book "Session Cocktails". This is the Vatican City by Mikki Kristola.

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Bartender’s Bingo

The Bartender's Bingo is excellent proof that just fooling around in your liquor cabinet might result in something grand.

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Welcome to Cocktail Detour!

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.