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.

Artesian – London

It's been an exciting day as we were finally able to visit www.worlds50bestbars.com's top ranked #1 bar Artesian. So the big question is to be answered; is this truly the best bar in the world?

 

Enter through the hotel

Slightly surprising,...

Dandelyan – London

Herbal extracts and plant based ingredients is the signature of relatively new Dandelyan bar in London. The concept seems to be at hit and on www.worlds50bestbars. com the bar is currently ranked #50.

Because of the ingredients used, cocktails are very aromatic and...

Dorsia – Gothenburg

Can a cocktail bar be cute?

Bar Dorsia in Gothenburg is probably best described as cute. The red and purple velvet interior matches the colorful cocktails perfect. The subtle drink list focuses on Champagne cocktails, but also include several other options.

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Jones & CO – Antwerp

In Belgian Antwerp, the small bar Jones & CO is found. Run by a young and promising bartender this bar specializes in gin & tonic's. But they also do classic cocktails such as the Mai Tai.

During our days in Belgium we actually...

D.I.Y.

Letting the guests pour their own cocktails could be fun. Here we prepared decorated glassware and suggested a Dillon's ginger bitter. Choice of spirit however was up to the guests.

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Ever heard of a Porthole?

It's a specially designed container for making cocktail infusions. Add ingredients such as citrus fruits, herbs and spices before filling the Porthole with spirit of your choice. Let the mixture rest a bit and then enjoy. Apart from great taste the...

Grand Hôtel – Lund

Lund, in Sweden's southern part is home to Grand Hôtel featuring a nice restaurant and of course a cocktail bar.

Famous for it's afternoon tea, the cocktails are definitely not to be missed. The bartender made "The last word" without hesitation and...

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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.