Mrs. PINK Cocktail from 21 Bar in Albania


STORY

In the 21 Bar in Sarandë (Albania) I really liked it. That’s why Klajdi showed me a second cocktail. His name is Mrs. PINK and tastes wonderful. Which maybe was because I love Sambuca. So if you ever come to Sarandë, I highly recommend the 21 Bar.

INGREDIENTS

  • Sambuca
  • lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • strawberry syrup
  • crushed ice

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Fill a glass ¾ with crushed ice.
  3. Shake with ice.
  4. Strain into the glass.
  5. Garnish with orange twist.
  6. Cheers from 21 Bar in Sarandë!

NOTES

You can find the 21 Bar in Sarandë in the Rruga Skënderbeu near the harbor and the waterfront. The decor is very exceptional and made with love. You can sit inside and outside. And the cocktails are really excellent and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. So let’s go to Albania!


21 Bar Cocktail from 21 Bar in Albania


STORY

In August 2019 I was in Albania. I took the ferry from Corfu in Greece to the port of Sarandë in Albania. Arrived in Sarandë, the bartender Klajdi from the 21 Bar was already waiting for me. In the 21 Bar Klajdi showed me the production of two different cocktails. The first cocktail has the same name as the cocktail bar: 21 Bar Cocktail. The ingredients make the cocktail an unforgettable experience: vodka, Ursus and freshly sqeezed lime juice.

INGREDIENTS

  • Vodka
  • Ursus
  • lime juice (freshly squeezed)

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Put a sugar rim on chilled glass.
  3. Garnish with lemon slice and orange twist.
  4. Cheers from 21 Bar in Albania!

NOTES

Ursus or Ursus Vodka is a vodka of Icelandic origin that was made in Hoorn, Netherlands until 2006. The recipe was developed by a traditional Icelandic distiller family in the early twentieth century. Since 1995 it was distilled and bottled in the Netherlands. In 2004 the brand Ursus was taken over by Diageo, where it is produced today.


Greek Sazerac


STORY

Here I want to show you the recipe of the Greek Sazerac from FLAWS High End Cocktailbar in Rhodes (Town). In the June of 2019 I was in Rhodes Town in Greece and visited the Cocktailbar there. At Flaws the bartender Angelo showed me, how to make the cocktail “GREEK SAZERAC”. If you ever come to Rhodes, I would highly recommend Flaws cocktailbar in Rhodos Town. And you should taste there the Greek Sazerac.

INGREDIENTS

  • Ouzo
  • sugar cubes
  • cucumber and Peychaud`s bitters
  • Metaxa***** Brandy
  • Ice cubes

METHOD

  1. Put ice in a glass and add some Ouzo and mix it easily.
  2. Take another glass and add two sugar cubes.
  3. Add cucumber and Peychaud`s bitters.
  4. Destroy the sugar cubes.
  5. Fill Metaxa***** Brandy into the glass and mix it easily.
  6. Add ice cubes and stir it to perfection.
  7. Mix the Ouzu again and get away with it.
  8. Give the Metaxa mix into the empty flavoured ouzo glass
  9. And add a great ice cube.

NOTES

The Ouzo is poured during production from the Greek Sazerak. As a result, only the flavor of Ouzo remains in the glass. A very interesting taste composition. Thanks to the Flaws team for letting me try that.


A Night in Palma


STORY

In the spring of 2019 I travelled to Palma de Mallorca and visited the Atlantico cocktail bar. A very interesting bar, where the bartenders Paula and Vernando showed me how to make the cocktail “A NIGHT IN PALMA”. If you ever come to Mallorca, I would highly recommend the Atlantico cocktail bar.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz Gin
  • 50 ml/ 1 ½  oz Melon
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz Sweet & Sour
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz Raspberry Sourz
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz lemon juice
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz Saint Germain liqueur

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Garnish with some fruits.
  3. Cheers! ¡Salud

Hugo Cocktail


STORY

I was in Munich (Germany) at the weekend and everyone is drinking Hugo. The Hugo Cocktail is a refreshing, comparatively weakly alcoholic cocktail of Prosecco, elderflower syrup, lime wheels, fresh mint and soda water. The Hugo Cocktail spread, starting from South Tyrol, after 2005 especially in the German-speaking area.

INGREDIENTS  

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz.. elderflower syrup
  • 120 ml/ 4 oz. Prosecco
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Sodawater
  • ice cubes
  • mint
  • lime

METHOD

  1. Gently muddle the mint leaves within the glass.
  2. Add the elderflower syrup before filling the glass with ice.
  3. Top with Prosecco and the Sodawater.
  4. Garnish with two lime wheels and mint sprig.

Banana Boat


STORY

After a boat trip on Lake Starnberg, I got the idea to show you a boat cocktail. The Banana Boat is a cocktail that uses  Gin, Banana Liqueur and orange juice in order to make a nice strong banana flavored drink.

INGEDIENTS

  • 45 ml / 1 ½   oz. Gin
  • 30 ml / 1 oz. banana liqueur
  • 90 ml / 3 oz. orange juice
  • 3-5 dashes Grenadine

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker, excluding Grenadine.
  2. Shake!
  3. Strain into glass with ice.
  4. Top it with Grenadine.
  5. Garnish with an orange slice with cherry.

Paradise Cocktail


STORY

After a trip to Nolde, I was very inspired of the colourful pictures there and decided now to make a colourful cocktail called Paradise Cocktail.. This tropical layered cocktail is a sweet island drink that is sure to make you feel as though you are sipping on some warm beach while the sea washes over your feets.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz. Malibu Coconut
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz. Blue Curacau
  • 1 oz. water
  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine
  • crushed ice

METHOD

  1. Put the pineapple juice and Malibu in a glass and stir.
  2. Take another glass and fill the blue curacao and the water into the glass.
  3. Now you take your cocktail glass and fill in the Grenadine. Then fill the glass with crused ice.
  4. Add the pineapple Malibu mix and put the Blue Curacau water mix on the top of the cocktail.

NOTES

Emil Nolde was one of the leading painters of Expressionism. He was one of the first oil painting and watercolor painters of the early 20th century to explore color. He is known for his brushwork and expressive choice of colors.. Some of his pictures can be seen in the Emil Nolde Foundation in Seebüll / Germany.