Vieux Carré 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

Silk & Gators 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.

Remember the Maine

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

Le Saboteur – iconic cocktail from Bastard

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

“Saint Negroni Cocktail” – the ultimate Negroni variation

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

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