Bikini Bottom

A tropical treat made extra delightful thanks to the pineapple rum and the amaro. The crushed ice makes this drink extra refreshing, and the smoky scotch on top is so cool!

Pastry War

A tongue tingling combination of smoky mezcal and sweet chocolate liqueur that challenge your tastebuds in a most spectacular way.

Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall

Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall – a cocktail with gin, pisco, Aperol and Punt e Mes.

Cuevas

Featured for the second time – by accident. This is the Cuevas cocktail by Dane Barca.

May Daisy

May Daisy, by Phil Ward is a Cognac based cocktail, with green Chartreuse and lemon as partners.

Industry Sour

We found a recipe for a cocktail called Industry Sour. It resembles a classic "The Last Word" a lot. However gin is substituted with Fernet-Branca and Maraschino liqueur is substituted with regular simple syrup. The taste is actually...

Book: Liquid Intelligence

Now it gets really nerdy.

Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold is probably one of the most technically advanced cocktail books available. The byline of the book actually is "The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail". There are not a lot...

Being bitter

There really are thousands of different bitters to buy. And buying and collecting bitters can almost become addictive. The bottles are usually very intriguing, with potent looks and interesting taste descriptions.

We have a lot of bitters in our collection, but...

Norwegian Negroni

The Norwegian Negroni is a twist of the bittersweet Negroni cocktail. We are always looking for new experiences and since we are Swedes we have a culture of Akvavit and snaps. Local Akvavit is usually only used as snaps to the savory part of the...

Linie Akvavit – around the world

Akvavit

Akvavit is a Scandinavian snaps flavored with herbs and spices. You will find caraway, cardamom, fennel, cumin, anise and peal from lemon and oranges in different combination depending on brand and origin. In Sweden we enjoy Akvavit ice-cold in a snaps together...

Book: Death & Co

Death & Co by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald and Alex Day is obviously the book with recipes from the corresponding bar in New York. While we have yet to visit this bar, several of the recipes we've already tried at home....

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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.