These kind of brown drinks are often based on bourbons or ryes, but the Howl on the Hill is actually a rum cocktail. We used Angostura 1919, but most likely any good quality dark rum will work brilliantly in this cocktail.
This is the “Vieux Carré” made of rye, Cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine and bitters. It’s one of those classic cocktails that many have tried or heard of, but it’s still a very interesting and tempting drink. It gets a dark rich color from the sweet vermouth and the Peychaud’s bitters, so contrasting with a yellow… Continue reading Vieux Carré Cocktail
In William Yeoward’s American Bar: The world’s most glamorous cocktails we found the recipe for a Royal Tribute, a sparkling cocktail.
Greg Henry’s “Savory Cocktails” is quickly becoming a favorite of ours, and today we are making the Silk & Gators cocktail from his book. There is something intricate about cognac cocktails isn’t there? In this drink the cocktail is the true star, supported by minor amounts of other spirits.
When we were in Toronto Canada some time ago we found a spirit from Dillon’s called rose gin. It’s a floral spirit, with an amber color. Rose petals are one of the peculiar ingredients. In a review we read about this spirit it was suggested to make a negroni out of it. So we decided to… Continue reading Rose Gin Negroni
This is a cocktail for lovers of rye. We are using Bulleit’s rye, it’s high on character and even the bottle itself looks good! In Remember the Maine the rye is mixed with a couple of peculiar ingredients. First of all, absint, an almost mysterious spirit adding licorice flavor to the drink. Then there is Danish… Continue reading Remember the Maine
The Hanky Panky is a classical cocktail. It only uses three ingredients, so pick the brands carefully, it’s nice to use high quality spirits here. It’s also a little bit funny there is an underwear brand actually called Hanky Panky. They make underwear in lace, in all imaginable colors. One color is very similar to… Continue reading Hanky Panky Cocktail
So, our visit to Bastard in Malmö made us wanna recreate their amazing Le Saboteur cocktail at home. We didn’t dare to ask for proportions, but according the cocktail menu the drink is made with mezcal, sweet vermouth, green chartreuse and bitters. We decided to try equal parts of the spirits, and picked regans’ orange as our… Continue reading Le Saboteur – iconic cocktail from Bastard
We’ve previously mentioned our visit to world class bar “Ruby” in Copenhagen. When we were there they had a very nice Negroni variation on the menu. They called it the Saint Negroni. The recipe is obviously not easily available, but over the months we’ve been trying to stir our own Saint Negroni at home, and finally… Continue reading “Saint Negroni Cocktail” – the ultimate Negroni variation