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.


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 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.




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...

The Aviary – Chicago

When in Chicago we just had to return to amazing, and very innovative bar The Aviary. This bar is currently ranked #29 on prestigious and is so deserving all attention. Cocktails on the pictures features ingredients such as hibiscus, merengue...

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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.