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.

San Francisco Treat

We were looking for an after dinner drink and stumbled upon San Francisco Treat from Thomas Parsons Amaro bible.

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Ogopogo Sour Cocktail

This is pretty cocktail Ogopogo Sour Cocktail from Scott McCallum's & Victoria Walsh's Canadian Cocktails.

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Annabel’s Special Cocktail

This cocktail is from Annabel's club in London's Berkeley Square. Annabel's opened already in 1963 and is supposed to be a very stylish and sophisticated night club and restaurant. We haven't visited, but trust William Yeoward's words in his book American...

Royal Tribute Cocktail

In William Yeoward's American Bar: The world's most glamorous cocktails we found the recipe for a Royal Tribute, a sparkling cocktail.

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Queen(ce) Gillian Cocktail

It's an amazingly fruity cocktail, but still there is a nice bitterness going on in the background thanks to the Obstbrand and the quince itself. The egg white is important to create a nice white foam, floating on top of the...

French Seventy-Five Cocktail

The French Seventy-Five is a classic champagne cocktail, with gin and fresh lemon in it.

We decided to enhance the yellow color of this cocktail by using Canadian Ungava gin, which is infused with labrador tea, among several other ingredients.

 

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Cherry Old Fashioned Cocktail

It' soon Valentine's Day, so what could be more fitting than a lovely red cocktail? Your loved one you probably want to treat with only the best though, so in this cocktail we are using high quality cherry Heering liqueur.

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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.