Angels Grog @ Mr. Tippler in Cyprus

ANGEL`s GROG @ MR. TIPPLER in Paphos/ Cyprus

Off to Cyprus. To Paphos, to be precise. Paphos is not the largest city in Cyprus, it really doesn’t have the best beach in the world and the sights can be counted om one hand. But Paphos has probably the best cocktail bar in Cyprus – probably as compensation. And I was there. At Mr. Tippler in the picturesque old town of Paphos. There the bartender Greg welcomed me in a friendly manner at the entrance of Mr. Tippler to show me one of his signature cocktails: the Angel`s Grog. The bar is very modern and tastefully decorated and has many exceptional cocktails on the menu. And the staff is really great. If you ever come to Paphos, be sure to go to Mr. Tippler in Kosta Georgiou 3 and try some of the signature cocktails from Mr. Tippler. Perhaps one of the best things to do in Cyprus besides the good weather, and give Greg my regards.

INGREDIENTS

  • Mastiha
  • Gin
  • Strawberry
  • Cucumber
  • Bitters
  • Crushed Ice

METHOD

  1. Cool the clay pot with crushed ice
  2. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Shake well and strain into clay pot filled with new crushed ice.
  4. Add some more crushed ice to top of the glass.
  5. Garnish the Angel´s Grog!
  6. Cheers from Cyprus!

NOTES

Two things make the Angel`s Grog cocktail something very special. First, the cocktail is served in a clay pot made exclusively for Mr. Tippler by a local Cypriot pottery. Second, the Mastiha ingredient. Mastiha is a sweet liqueur produced with the mastikha resin from the Greek island of Chios. It has a distinctive flavor, reminiscent of pine and herbs. It is claimed to have medicinal properties and to aid digestion.


Mojito Cocktail @ Mojito Beach Bar

Mojito Cocktail

If you want to drink a really good Mojito, I can recommend the Mojito Beach Bar on the island of Rhodes in Greece. I was there myself and I have to say, the Mojito tastes really great in the Mojito Beach Bar. But not only the Mojito makes this beach bar an unforgettable place. The bar is right on the beach and you can relax there for a whole day. The atmosphere is very chilled and the location is really exceptional.

INGREDIENTS

  • Rum
  • soda
  • crushed ice
  • lime (cut into wedges)
  • cane sugar
  • mint leaves

METHOD

  1. Cut the lime into wedges.
  2. Put the lime into glass and add cane sugar and mint leaves.
  3. Muddle the mint.
  4. Add crushed ice, Rum and a splash of soda.
  5. Stir it.
  6. Add some ice and garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.
  7. Enjoy your Mojito at the beach!

NOTES

You can find the Mojito Beach Bar on the island of Rhodes near Gennadi right on the beach. They also offer great rooms if you want to stay longer. Just visit the website. And when you arrive at the great place, give my regards to Doro and Christina. And enjoy a Mojito!


The Thirsty Barber in San Ġiljan / Malta

The Thirsty Barber

On July 1st 2020 the airport of Malta opened again. So I went to Malta, to San Ġiljan on Ball Street, where bartender Tisho was waiting for me at THE THIRSTY BARBER with a surprise. He created me a cocktail to my taste. Malta is a wonderful island and THE THIRTY BARBER is a truly exceptional cocktail bar. Here is the cocktail recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum
  • Angostura & bitters
  • cinnamon syrup
  • liqueur of salted caramel and butterscotch
  • apple juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Stir for 20 seconds.
  4. Strain into cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with flowers and fruits.

NOTES

THE THIRSTY BARBER is Malta`s first prohibition style bar. The Thirsty Barber boasts a unique cocktail list, developed by a team of qualified and experienced mixologists. One can choose from a variety of Prohibition-era cocktails, martinis and champagne cocktails, some of which are also to share. The bar’s signature cocktail also happens to be the most expensive on the island. I firmly believe that every guest visiting The Thirsty Barber has a fantastic experience.


Jasper Iced Tea from Eilat/ Israel

Jasper Iced Tea Cocktail

What to do in Germany in cold February. Right! You get on the plane and visit sunny Israel. Really nice it is in Eilat on the Red Sea. Near the beach you will find the best cocktail bar in the city: Jasper 08. In February the temperatures in Eilat are only 25 degrees Celsius, but in summer they rise to 45 degrees Celsius. So the Jasper Iced Tea cocktail is a great refreshment.

I was very glad, that the manager Vera of Jasper 08 gave me the opportunity, that her bartender Erez showed me the making of Jasper Iced Tea. Eilat is very easy to reach via the newly built Eilat Ramon Airport and when you arrive in Eilat you must visit the Jasper 08 cocktail bar.

INGREDIENTS

  • Tanqueray gin
  • pineapple juice
  • lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • peach iced tea syrup
  • cucumber syrup
  • Angostura bitters
  • crushed ice
  • mint leaves
  • cucumber flower

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Add some more crushed ice to top of the glass.
  4. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves and a cucumber flower.
  5. Cheers from Israel!

NOTES

The Jasper 08 cocktail bar in Eilat serves up the perfect cocktail of exhilarating experiences for your vacation at the Red Sea. Right at the heart of the newly-renovated Isrotel Agamim lobby is the Jasper 08 cocktail bar, setting a new entertainment standard for hotel guests and visitors alike. This unique mega bar is the ideal setting for an exceptional night out, with its contemporary New York atmosphere reflected in exclusive cocktails, the bar’s music, and cool staff. Try the Jasper Iced Tea!

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Peach iced tea syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Cucumber syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Angostura bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

 

casa ma – a cocktail from Jordan

CASA MA COCKTAIL from Jordan

In January 2020 I was in Jordan looking for a typical Jordanian cocktail. I went to Aqaba on the Red Sea and found the Suzana Cocktail Bar at Tala Bay Resort in Aqaba, where bartender Yusel mixed me a super delicious Jordanian cocktail called casa ma. The Suzana Cocktailbar is a really great bar with international spirits and very competent bartenders.

If you once drive through Aqaba, e.g. on the way to Petra, you should definitely pay a visit to the Suzana bar. The cocktail bar is located directly on a marina and is only 50 meters from the great Tala Bay beach.

INGREDIENTS

  • Amaretto
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Ginger ale

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients – except the Ginger Ale –  in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a highball glass.
  3. Add the Ginger Ale and a straw.
  4. Cheers from Jordan!

NOTES

Jordan shows itself to be a modern and cosmopolitan country that maintains its Islamic traditions but faces west. Alcohol is served in many places, and there are bars and occasionally western-style nightclubs. The city of Aqaba, located on the Red Sea, offers its visitors the opportunity for a beach holiday all year round.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Amaretto | USA | UK * | Germany*
  2. Stolichnaya vodka| USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

Vienna in Ashes Cocktail Recipe

VIENNA IN ASHES COCKTAIL Recipe

You should not be afraid, Vienna isn’t on fire. You couldn’t do that to Vienna. Why should there be another way to enjoy Vienna in Ashes: liquid, with smoke and chocolate. I want to show you a great recipe that I got when I visited Vienna in autumn 2019.

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Mozart Dark chocolate liqueur
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Connemara Irish Whiskey

METHOD

  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake it!
  3. Strain into a tumbler with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange zest.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Mozart Dark| USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Grand Marnier | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Smoky Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

3 Cocktails from Sweden

Sweden Cocktail Recipes

On my trip to Stockholm in Sweden in July 2019, I got to know many Swedish cocktails. The three most interesting and unusual Swedish cocktails, I would like to introduce you here.


NORDIC TRACK

STORY

This Swedish cocktail Nordic Track is grassy, refreshing and sweet with extra fruity bite from the lingonberry sauce garnish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Aquavit
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. cucumber vinegar
  • 8 ml/ ¼ oz.  bubble gum syrup
  • 1 tbsp lingonberry preserves
  • mint sprig

METHOD

  1. Muddle the mint together with the vinegar in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice, the gum syrup and Aquavit. 
  3. Shake it! 
  4. Strain into a glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with the lingonberry jam and a mint sprig.

HALLON-LAKRITS

STORY

Hallon-Lakrits is a festive candy drink that tastes just as the Swedish name promises – raspberries and licorice. So, just like the popular raspberry peel. Worth mentioning is also that this is a drink that one can very easily vary to adapt to their own taste preferences. This stated recipe is only a good basic recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Sourz Raspberry
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz. Pernod
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Grenadine  
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz. lemon juice
  • 80 ml/ 2 ¾ oz. soda water

METHOD

  1. Fill a glass half with crushed ice.
  2. Add Sourz Raspberry, Pernod, Grenadine and lemon juice.
  3. Stir so that everything mixes.
  4. Add the soda water and fill the rest of the glass with ice.
  5. Stir slightly and garnish with a lakrits stick.

NOTES

It’s all about finding a balance in the flavors you like. If you think it’s too low in licorice, you can easily increase the amount of Pernod. If you want the drink a little sweeter, you can try to use Seven Up or Sprite instead of soda. Since they are a little sweeter, you may need to add some extra lemon juice. Do not be afraid to try different variants.


FIZZY POP

STORY

Fizzy Pop is exactly what it sounds like – a drink that tastes like Sweden’s most popular candy piece. Some call them Bubblizz, others for Fizzypop. Whatever you call them, this is the drink recipe you’ve been looking for!

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Vodka
  • 50 ml/ 1 ½ oz. bubble gum syrup
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Sprite
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz. Blue Curaçao liqueur

METHOD

  1. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add Vodka, gum syrup and lemon juice.
  3. Stir slightly.
  4. Add Sprite and stir gently so that the bubbles do not disappear.
  5. Add more ice if there is space.
  6. Gently pour Blue Curaçao in the top of the glass so that the blue color spreads slightly downwards.
  7. Garnish with candy.

NOTES

The secret sauce in this drink is undoubtedly the bubble gum from Monin. It tastes almost exactly like the Fizzy pop / Bubblizz candies it is, just much sweeter. The other ingredients are therefore mostly to balance the flavors, get the liquid and alcohol volume and to make the drink visually more appealing. The syrup is alcohol-free and available to order online or to buy in some specialty stores.


SHOPPING LIST

If you do not want to go to Stockholm (Sweden), you can also make the cocktails easily at home.

  1. Aquavit | USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Pernod | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Absolut vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Raspberry Sourz | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Blue Curaçao liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  6. Grenadine | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  7. Bubble gum syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  8. Sprite | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  9. Soda water | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  10. Highball Glass | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  11. Hurricane Glass| USA* | UK* | Germany*

2 Cocktail Recipes from 21 Bar in Sarandë

2 cocktails from Albania

The 21 Bar-Cocktail

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 second Cocktail is called Mrs PINK 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!.

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 Sarandë!

Mrs. PINK Cocktail

STORY

In the 21 Bar in Sarandë 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 Albania!

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Absolut vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Ursus | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Sambuca | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Strawberry syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  6. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

Greek Sazerac

GREEK SAZERAC COCKTAIL Recipe

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.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Ouzo | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Metaxa***** | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Peychaud`s bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Cucumber bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

A Night in Palma

A Night in Palma Cocktail Recipe

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

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany* | Spain*
  2. Saint Germain liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany* | Spain*
  3. Raspberry Sourz | USA* | UK* | Germany* | Spain*
  4. Sweet & Sour | USA* | UK* | Germany* | Spain*
  5. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany* | Spain*