April in Paris

April in Paris is the perfect cocktail for all you strawberry lovers out there.

Full Sneak

A perfect summer sipper, the Full Sneak from The Fortune Bar in St. Louis.


An autumn cocktail, that we made during spring. This is the Shipwrecked cocktail.

Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique

This mezcal based drink is both characteristic, messy and loud – but in the most wonderful of ways!

Two Coupes Detour

We just met cocktail enthusiasts Tiffany and Joe in New York City. Find out here what cocktail recipe this inspired us to create.

Matcha Sour Cocktail

We bought a tiny jar of matcha green tea powder in London.

Matcha is actually quite expensive, but a little goes a long way. Less than a teaspoon creates an intensely green cocktail, making it look more of a potion. However,...


But while it's easy to make, it's still a surprisingly complex cocktail tastewise. The Chartreuse on its own is so full of flavour, and when it is combined with the semi sweet old Tom gin and the bitters a snow angel...

Yuzu cocktail

Yuzu is an asian citrus fruit, in the middle of a lime and a mandarin. Its juice is very fresh and fruity, and the zest is amazing in both food and cocktail. This awesome fruit is however still relatively hard to...

Paper Plane – abano variation

The Paper Plane is made with equal parts bourbon, aperol, amaro and lemon juice. It's a bittersweet cocktail with both freshness (from the lemon) and depth (from the amaro and bourbon).

We like bitter cocktails, so the Paper Plane is definitely for...

Hotel Room Mix – Kullamust & Gin

In between bar visits in Malmö (Sweden's third city) we wanted to do a cocktail of our own at our hotel room. In the mini bar was a locally produced juice - Kullamust - made of apples, raspberry and mint. Extra...

Disco Ball

Sure, both the green and the yellow chartreuse have funky colors. And when mixed with smokey mezcal, the name of this drink is obvious; a Disco Ball it is!

This is an easy cocktail to stir. Made with equal parts of only three...

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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.