Customs Clearance

A glass sent from a new friend, from across the ocean – inspired us to create this cocktail.

Devil’s Barrel

This cocktail is very much in season now during autumn. The whisky base means it’s a boozy and dark drink, that you’d want to sip on slowly.

21st Century

A tequila version of a classic 21st Century. Developed by Jim Meehan.

Friûl Libar

An amaro cocktail, the Friûl Libar is an interesting one. Very delicious, and very graceful.

Jai Alai Special

Two whole limes, in one single cocktail? Yep, this is the Jai Alai Special.

DOX Bar – Düsseldorf

We spent 48 hours in Düsseldorf and managed to squeeze in a few bar visits. The best one was at DOX Bar at the Hyatt Hotel in trendy area Medienhafen.

The drink list was relatively innovative, and featured several...

Book: The Bar Book

The cover of the book shows eight strainers. This is not what you'd typically need in your home bar, but rather in a commercial bar. However, apart from what the cover might suggest, The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Martha Holmberg is...

Atrium Bar – Berlin

When in Berlin we stayed at Radisson Blu Hotel, with its bar "Atrium" set below the spectacular Aqua Dom. Inside this one of a kind aquarium is a lift allowing its passengers to get a journey up and down, surrounded by...

Espadin Queen

A very interesting cocktail recipe from Death & Co is the "Espadin Queen". It combines several ingredients quite overwhelming in itself; absinthe, mezcal and grapefruit. However the combination is exciting and innovative, and the color of the cocktail is very pleasant.

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New York Daisy

New York Daisy is from the Swedish bar book "Bartenders  Manual" by Mathin Lundgren and mixes rye with lime and grenadine and finishes off with soda water. We don't usually make long drinks and was looking for something fruity and not too...

Berlin Bought Bottles

Being on a Berlin weekend means the possibility to buy some hard-to-get-in-Sweden bottles. We visited the two major department stores in Berlin; Galeria Kaufhof and KaDeWe, both offering well stocked liquor departments. We bought the following bottles.

Yellow Chartreuse (vital in...

Redwood – Berlin

Why the bar is called Redwood becomes clear the moment you step in. The bar desk is made by a huge piece of American redwood and naturally becomes the centerpiece of attention. The bar itself you don't realle stumble upon though....

Smoke That Flower – almost

After visiting Niklas Ekstedts resturang in Stockholm we wanted to try to make their cocktail Smoke That Flower ourself. New to, but excited about mezcal we really think that its one of the most exciting cocktail ingredients. The cocktail is a...

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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.