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.

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 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....

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...

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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.