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.

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...

Niklas – Stockholm

Niklas Ekstedt is a famous Swedish chef with a handful of self-owned restaurants throughout Sweden. All of them are focused at food, but the bar at restaurant Niklas is interesting on its own. Their cocktail "Smoke That Flower" is a fascinating mix of pisco...

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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.