This time I was in Malmö / Sweden. Things are different in Sweden. You can’t buy alcohol in the supermarket, there are special state shops called Sytembolaged. Rumor has it that this is why some Swedes make their own alcohol at home. I noticed something similar during my visit to the Care/Of cocktail bar here in Malmö. Bartender Kash prepared the wonderful Manzanas cocktail there. Everything in the Care/Of bar was also homemade. Mezcal infused with coccchi americano and macadamia nuts, homemade grapefruit oleo and pink lady apple juice. Even the ice cubes are made in the Care/Of bar itself. And that’s what you can taste! The Manzanas cocktail has a smoky, nutty aroma and the freshness of apple juice. A really great taste experience.
Mezcal infused with cocchi americano & macadamia nuts
pink lady applejuice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Add a big ice cube into chilled old fashioned glass.
Strain into the old fashioned glass.
Garnish with macadamia nut.
Cheers from Sweden!
You will find the Care/Of cocktail bar in the city center next to the Malmö Live Konserthus at Fiskehamnsgatan 11C. There is indoor and outdoor seating with view of Malmö’s canals and the historic city center. The interior is elegant and modern and here too, the owner Stefan made many parts himself. It is a total work of art that you should definitely try on a trip to Malmö.
Muddle the mint together with the vinegar in a mixing glass.
Add ice, the gum syrup and Aquavit.
Strain into a glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with the lingonberry jam and a mint sprig.
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.
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
Fill a glass half with crushed ice.
Add Sourz Raspberry, Pernod, Grenadine and lemon juice.
Stir so that everything mixes.
Add the soda water and fill the rest of the glass with ice.
Stir slightly and garnish with a lakrits stick.
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 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!
Add Sprite and stir gently so that the bubbles do not disappear.
Add more ice if there is space.
Gently pour Blue Curaçao in the top of the glass so that the blue color spreads slightly downwards.
Garnish with candy.
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.
If you do not want to go to Stockholm (Sweden), you can also make the cocktails easily at home.