The Tailwind has a rather unusual cocktail ingredient in it; Madeira. However, this turns out to be the shining star of this beautiful drink.

Sunset at Gowanus

We’ve chosen to disguise a Sunset at Gowanus, by Alex Day, as a tiki cocktail. Because all that rum, Chartreuse and lime definitely evoke tropical feelings!

Exile in Ryeville

The Exile in Ryeville cocktail, found in Brad Thomas Parsons’s book Bitters, is a twist on a classic Sidecar.


This original cocktail we ended up with is rather bitter, in a gorgeous way. Funny enough the bitter notes are not only coming from the gin but also from the clementine juice which has a certain bitterness to it.


The pièce de résistance of the Iridescent is the red wine syrup sink. The idea is to get wine syrup (made by melting together equal parts red wine and sugar) to sink to the bottom of the glass without colouring the rest of the cocktail.


We thought this cocktail was quite wonderful. It's bitter and sour at the same time, without overpowering the Champagne.


Albert Mathieu

The Albert Mathieu cocktail is fifty percent Last Word, mixed up with some low ABV Lillet Blanc and St Germain elderflower liqueur.



The Edgewood cocktail is perfect for sipping on a Saturday. It's sophisticated, interesting and full of flavour.



Three ingredients. That's all it takes to make the Sugarplum by Joseph Schwartz.


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.

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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.