Brace Position

The Swedish cherries are here, and we wanted that to permeate this post. While not using the cherries in the actual cocktail they made a perfect side snack to be enjoyed together with the drink.

Assembly Cocktail

Cognac in cocktails – yes we think it works really well. There is something luxurious with Cognac isn’t there, just like with Champagne.

Lido Shuffle

Bubbly, pale pink, low ABV – what more could you ask for a hot summer day in Sweden?

Sacrilege

This cocktail was boozy, complex and elegant. Perhaps more of an autumn or winter cocktail, we still didn’t mind sipping it on a beautiful summer evening.

Jaguar

This recipe uses Amer Picon which is a bittersweet French orange-flavored aperitif. It is a common bottle throughout Europe, less so in the USA.

Pharmarium – Stockholm

Bar Pharmarium in Stockholm's Old Town is a true gem!

Set in a pharmacy-like environment the bar transports its guests to a world of potent elixirs,  herbs and smoke. We've been here several times, but as the menu recently changed it was...

Chrysanthemum

Today is a fantastic summer day to try out a cocktail that has been on our mind since my last visit to Phamarium in Stockholm. On their 'International' part of their cocktail menu is Chrysanthemum. The cocktail first known from Hugo Ensslin's book Recipes...

A bottle of Cynar

We picked up a bottle of Cynar at the government run liquor store today. We became intrigued after reading about it and bought it to make a mezcal cocktail. Cynar, a herbal bitter liqueur infused with thirteen herbs and plants, where one...

Last of the Oaxacans

Exploring our new discovered taste for Mezcal and we found a recipe after googling on Mezcal cocktails on Serious Eats.

Lovely take on Last Word which is one of our favorite cocktail all categories. It's not comparable to it but...

Maison Premiere – New York

So excited to finally visit #23 on www.worlds50bestbars.com for both cocktails and oysters. Maison Premiere in New York's Williamsburg is definately one of the best bars we've been to. The combination of exquisite cocktails and top quality oysters and shellfish is...

Canoe – Toronto

High up in the Toronto sky is Canoe, being both a restaurant and skybar.

As this was our last night in town we decided to have the full experience, a tasting menu and some cocktails.

 

Screech

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Bar Raval – Toronto

When on vacation in Toronto a cocktail-friend recommended us to visit newly opened Bar Raval.

 

It comes canned

First a few words about the food. Bar Raval has a Spanish theme going and are proud to serve a lot of fish...

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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.