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.


Today’s original cocktail, Cromulent, borrows both its proportions and its composition from one of our favourite cocktails, The Last Word.


In the middle of this week of Cocktail Detour original recipes we wanted to pay homage to our home country Sweden, and make an aquavit based cocktail. Here is the Petrichor!

Coronation Cocktail (No. 1.)

Today we are having tapas for dinner and wanted to pair the food with a cocktail. As a base we wanted dry sherry as it's often enjoyed together with tapas. Doing some research about sherry based cocktail we stumbled upon The...

Stressed jigger

As many great cocktail books derive from America the jiggers we use measure ounces rather than centiliters. We use two different jiggers, both from Cocktail Kingdom. The first jigger measures 2 oz and 1 oz. The second jigger measures...

Gin & Tonic

Is there something as classic as a Gin & Tonic on a hot summer day? It's highly enjoyable under a parasol on the patio. You can try it with different gins, different tonics or even try to make your own. Its fun...

Book: Distilled

It's nice to use high quality spirits when mixing cocktails. In later years there's been a boom of crafted spirits in smaller batches. It's not only about the big brands anymore (although these also can be good of course).

A beautiful...

Tobacco Road

This is the cocktail we originally bought Cynar for and now is the time to try it out. Tobacco Road combines smoky mezcal with herbal cynar and dry sherry. Lately we have come across several cocktails with sherry instead of...

A stocked fridge – enabling Diki Diki

So, it's hot in Stockholm at the moment! Better keep some bottles in the fridge in case of a sudden cocktail party!

With a chilled bottle of calvados the vintage "Diki Diki" cocktail can be created:


1,5 oz calvados

0,5 oz...

Book: Gin & Tonic

A Gin & Tonic is one of the most iconic cocktails out there. It is super easy to do, just pour some gin and top up the glass with tonic water. However, with all crafted gin brands, and small batch tonics available...

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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.