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.

Princess Mary’s Pride Cocktail

In Harry Craddock's legendary "The Savoy Cocktail Book" we found the recipe for this cocktail, created already in 1922 to mark the wedding celebrations of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary.

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Chinese Fizz Cocktail

Last week was all about the Chinese New Year 2017, so we thought Death & Co cocktail "Chinese Fizz" by Phil Ward was a fitting drink for the evening. This is a cocktail based on rum, with added flavors from Cointreau,...

Silk & Gators Cocktail

Greg Henry's "Savory Cocktails" is quickly becoming a favorite of ours, and today we are making the Silk & Gators cocktail from his book. There is something intricate about cognac cocktails isn't there? In this drink the cocktail is the true...

Winter Sidecar Cocktail

We had a few ounces left of a bottle of pimm's winter edition that we bought last year, and we decided it was time to empty it. Online we found the below recipe for a Winter Sidecar cocktail.

 

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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.