Aperol Spritz


STORY

If you are traveling in summery temperatures in Europe’s inner cities, there is hardly an outdoor garden from which not a good part of the tables at least a style glass with striking reddish-orange content illuminates the viewer. The Italian cocktail Aperol Spritz is literally on everyone’s lips.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Prosecco or white wine
  • 40 ml/ 1 ⅓  oz. Aperol
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Sodawater
  • 5 ice cubes

METHOD

  1. To prepare the Aperol Spritz, put all the ingredients in a white wine glass and stir for about 5 seconds.
  2. Decorate with orange slice and serve with straw.

Rum Swizzle


STORY

The cocktail Rum Swizzle is often dubbed as Bermuda’s national drink, although so-called “swizzles” appeared on many Caribbean islands during the 18th century. The earliest versions were simply rum, which was diluted with water by stirring. In 1932, the Swizzle Inn Pub opened in the Bermuda Islands, where the cocktail was served in its present form for the first time – at least that’s what the pub owners want to believe you. In fact, there are a variety of interpretations, the cocktail typically being rum, various fruit juices and a sweetening component (e.g., syrup, falernum or grenadine). Rum Swizzle is served in a tumbler.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. black rum
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. gold rum
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz orange juice
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Bermuda falernum
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

METHOD

  1. Take a tumbler and fill it a half of the way with crushed ice.
  2. Add all ingredients.
  3. Take a swizzle stick and stir frothy.
  4. Add crushed ice till glass is full.
  5. Swizzle it again.
  6. Garnish with an orange slice, a pineapple cube and a cherry.

NOTES

To prepare a Rum Swizzle, it’s best to use an authentic swizzle stick. Real swizzle sticks are long stems snapped off a tree native to the Caribbean, and feature multiple prongs that stick out horizontally. When spun rapidly between your hands inside a cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass – the sign of a perfect swizzle.


5 DDR-Cocktail Rezepte

Fast 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall am 09. November 1989 zeigen wir Euch hier die 5 interessantesten Cocktails der DDR. Viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren.


GRÜNE WIESE

GESCHICHTE

Die Grüne Wiese ist der Top-Cocktail der DDR. Der Name stammt von der satten grünen Farbe, die der Drink erhält, nachdem die Zutaten zusammen gemischt sind. Neben Curaçao Blue und Orangensaft, wird nur noch Rotkäppchen Sekt benötigt.

ZUTATEN

  • 4 cl Curaçao Blue
  • 16 cl Orangensaft
  • 4 cl Sekt (Rotkäppchen trocken)
  • Garnitur: Fruchtspieß

HERSTELLUNG

Curaçao und Orangensaft in ein mit Eis gefülltes Longdrinkglas geben und mit eisgekühltem Sekt auffüllen. Mit Fruchtspieß und Strohhalm servieren.


MOULIN ROUGE

GESCHICHTE

Moulin Rouge verbinden viele mit Paris und dem bekannten Varieté im Stadtviertel Montmartre. In der DDR war es aber ein wohlschmeckender, süßer Cocktail. Für diesen Drink werden drei Zutaten benötigt. Pfirsichlikör, trockener Rotwein und Orangensaft.

ZUTATEN

  • 4 cl Pfirsichlikör (alternativ Aprikosenlikör)
  • 1/8  L Orangensaft
  • 2 cl Rotwein, trockener Kadarka

HERSTELLUNG

In ein mit Eis gefülltes Weinglas den Likör geben und mit dem Orangensaft auffüllen. Über einen umgedrehten Teelöffel (Rundung des Löffels zeigt nach oben!) den Rotwein vorsichtig in das Glas laufen lassen, so dass sich der Wein nicht mit dem Saft vermischt, sondern sich rot oben absetzt.


BALALAIKA

GESCHICHTE

Die Balalaika ist ein fruchtig-spritziger Cocktail aus der DDR mit drei einfachen Zutaten, die jeder zu Hause haben sollte.

ZUTATEN

  • 4 cl Orangensaft
  • 4 cl Curaçao weiß
  • 4 cl Weinbrand
  • Garnitur: Orangenscheibe

HERSTELLUNG

Die Zutaten mit viel Eis im Mischbecher gut durchschütteln und in ein Glas seihen. Lässt sich auch unproblematisch mit einer über den Glasrand gehängten Orangenscheibe dekorieren.


KUBANISCHE SULTANETTA

GESCHICHTE

Knusperflocken treffen Alkohol – lecker! Der Cocktail aus Rum, Milch und Komet-Schoko-Eispulver hatte gefühlte 1000 Kalorien, schmeckt aber wie ein beschwipster Schoko-Shake.

ZUTATEN

  • 4 cl Rum
  • ¾ L Milch
  • 1 EL Rosinen
  • 1 EL Knusperflocken
  • 1 Päckchen “Komet” – Eispulver Kakaogeschmack

HERSTELLUNG

Eispulver mit Rum und Milch shaken. In Sektschale geben. Rosinen zugeben. Knusperflocken darüber streuen.


PRÄRIE OYSTER

GESCHICHTE

Die Prärie Oyster ist ein toller Sportler- oder Kater-Cocktail aus der DDR. Alkoholfrei und sehr speziell im Geschmack. Viel Spaß beim Oyster schlürfen.

ZUTATEN

  • Öl
  • 1-2 EL Ketchup
  • 1 Eigelb
  • Paprikagewürz
  • Salz
  • Pfeffer

HERSTELLUNG

Ein Glas mit dem Öl ausschwenken bis ein Ölfilm im Glas entsteht. Ein bis zwei Esslöffel Ketchup ins Glas geben. Mit Salz, Pfeffer und Paprika würzen. Darauf ein Eigelb setzen. Die Oyster kann nun verrührt oder auch mit ganzem Eigelb geschlürft werden!


3 Halloween Shots

Halloween is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, playing pranks, carving pumpkins into jack-o`-lanterns, attending Halloween costume parties and making Halloween Drinks. Here are three beautiful Halloween cocktail recipes.


ZOMBIE BRAIN SHOT  

STORY

This totally creepy and absolutely cool Zombie Brain Shot is the ultimate Halloween drink. And it’s as fun to make as it is to shoot – if you dare!

INGREDIENTS

  • ⅔ part peach schnapps
  • 1 dash crème de menthe
  • ¼ part Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 dash Grenadine

METHOD

  1. Take a tall shot glass and add some peach schnapps.
  2. Add some crème de menthe for a bit of green colour.
  3. Hold a small spoon over the top of the shot glass and gently pour the Baileys  over the back, allowing the liquid to fan out and spill into the shot glass.
  4. Add a dash of Grenadine for more colour and to help pull the Irish cream down.

NOTES

Also known as a zombie brain hemorrhage shot, this drink not only looks like brains, but it has a unique taste that will leave you wondering.


BLACK WIDOW SHOT

STORY

The Black Widow Shot is a very easy shot to make, and the black Vodka tops this eerie little drink nicely. This is one of those recipes in which the color of the liqueur is key.

INGREDIENTS

  • strawberry liqueur
  • black Vodka
  • Baileys Irish Cream

METHOD

  1. Pour the strawberry liqueur in a shot glass.
  2. Layer black Vodka on top of the strawberry liqueur.
  3. Slowly pour Baileys on top.

NOTES

When you drop the Baileys liqueur slowly on top you can create the appearance of spider legs.


HALLOWEEN MILKSHAKE SHOT

STORY

The Halloween Milkshake Shot is a Vanilla milkshake spiked with vanilla vodka, mixed with cherry syrup and a chocolate syrup.

INGREDIENTS

  • vanilla ice cream
  • milk
  • Vanilla Vodka
  • cherry syrup
  • chocolate syrup

METHOD

  1. Set out the vanilla ice cream at room temperature about 5-10 minutes before blending.
  2. Blend the ice cream with milk and Vanilla Vodka.
  3. Slowly turn the shot glass as you gently squeeze in some of the syrup.

Casino Cocktail


STORY

The Casino Cocktail is a classic gin based cocktail. made with gin, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters and fresh lemon juice. It’s an exercise in simplicity. The cocktail first appears in the Savoy Cocktail Book compiled by Harry Craddock in the year 1930.

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 ml/ 1 ⅓  oz. Gin
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz. marschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist and maraschino cherry.

Negroni


STORY

The Negroni is a cocktail traditionally served as an aperitif, originating in twentieth-century in Italy and created as a variation of the then very popular Americano. In the meantime, the popular drink is especially popular in a variety of variations, which often deviate from the three original ingredients Gin, Vermouth Rosso and Campari.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Dry Gin
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Campari
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Vermouth Rosso

METHOD

  1. Put all ingredients in a stir glass and add 4 to 5 medium-sized ice cubes.
  2. Mix for 30 seconds with a bar spoon.
  3. Strain in a pre-cooled tumbler on ice cubes.
  4. Cum the drink with the essential oils of an orange zest.
  5. Add orange zest.

Grashopper


STORY

A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from the crème de menthe. The history said, that a bar in New Orleans (USA), claims the drink was invented in 1918  by the owner oft he bar. The drink became popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml / 1 oz. crème de menthe (green)
  • 30 ml / 1 oz. crème de cacau (white)
  • 30 ml / 1 oz. cream

METHOD

  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake briskly.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

NOTES

A typical Grasshopper cocktail consists of equal parts green crème de menthe, white crème de cacau and cream, shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass.


Nordic Track


STORY

This Swedish cocktail 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 jam
  • mint spring

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.

3 Cocktails with Charleston Follies

The Marie Brizard Charleston Follies is an exotic fruit liqueur from the house of Marie Brizard. His notes of passion fruit and mango give him a tropical appearance. Tasty and refreshing, the luxury liqueur convinces connoisseurs with its intense taste experience. On the tongue, the Marie Brizard Charleston Follies is pleasantly fresh and fruity. The nuances of passion fruit dominate the taste. Its exotic bouquet makes it ideal for Caribbean drinks.


SMILE

STORY

This cocktail has already conjured a smile on the face of the inventor. And that of a winner. The cocktail Smile was the winner of the cocktail World Cup in Bled (Slovenia) 2002.

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Vermouth Dry
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Wodka Absolut Lime
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Charleston Follies
  • 10 ml/ oz. strawberry syrup
  • 120 ml/ 4 oz. pineapple juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and orange wheel.

CHARLIE SHAKER

STORY

Why is the cocktail called Charle Shaker?  Right! Because the Charleston Follies bottle looks just like a cocktail shaker. At least the old generation, the new bottles are unfortunately only made of glass and look like any other liqueur bottle.

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Charleston Follies
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Aqavit
  • 10 ml/ oz. lime juice
  • 10 ml/ oz. tonic water

METHOD

  1. Add Aquavit and Charleston Follies and stir it with ice.
  2. Add lime and tonic water.
  3. Fresh up with slice of lemon and red cocktail cherry.

GREEN CHAMPAGBE

STORY

The cocktail Green Champagne gets its name because of the green color of the Midori and the addition of champagne. Of course, the exotic flavor is rounded off by Charleston Follies.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Vodka
  • 10 ml/ oz. Charleston follies
  • 10 ml/ oz. Midori melon liqueur
  • lemonade
  • Champagne

METHOD

  1. Pour Vodka, Charleston and melon liqueur into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Top with lemonade and float champagne.

NOTES

The history of the brand Marie Brizard leads back to its founding year 1775. Born in Bordeaux, Marie Brizard once cared for a sick West Indian sailor. As a thank you, there was the recipe of an aniseed liqueur. On this basis, she built up the company with her nephew.

The Marie Brizard Charleston Follies is a noble liqueur. Its elaborate production is subject to strict quality controls. From fresh fruits, the masters gain an incomparable aroma through maceration. The distillation is very gentle on 20 volume percent alcohol to guarantee the fine taste of the Follies.

An eye-catcher in every bar is the bottle made of aluminum with 700 milliliters content. The collector’s item reflects and is reminiscent of a shaker. It stands out for its special, rustic design. Its classic label alludes to the French origin.


3 Cocktails of the 80s

If you put it nicely, the 1980s were an interesting time for cocktails. Although neon cocktails made with pre-made mixes in a rudimentary style have killed the original cocktail culture almost forever. Still, it’s fun to look back today, whether you want to host an 80s party or just to remember what drinking was like 30 years ago.


Fuzzy Navel

STORY

A Fuzzy Navel is a mixed drink of peach schnapps and orange juice. It is a very simple mixed drink of the 80s. If you’re planning your next 80s party, Fuzzy Navel should not be missed.

INGREDIENTS

  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. orange juice
  • orange wheel

METHOD

  1. Pour the schnapps into a highball glass. 
  2. Add ice and top with fresh orange juice.
  3. Stir and garnish with an orange wheel.

SLOE GIN FIZZ

STORY

Sloe Gin is from England and has everything to do with “Sloe Berries”. These are small wild berries that are found everywhere in England. Purely they taste terrible. But the English have found a great way to use the Sloe Berries. Of course, by soaking in alcohol. The berries were dipped in a gin with a touch of sugar. And so Sloe Gin was born.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Sloe Gin
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • Sodawater
  • lemon wedge

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients to a highball glass.
  2. Add ice and top with Sodawater.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Alabama Slammer

STORY

This cocktail was popular with students in the 1980s. An Alabama Slammer is a cocktail of Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin and orange juice. The Alabama Slammer is the top drink for your next 80s party.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Sloe Gin
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. orange juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and orange wheel.

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