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 Champagner

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.

Goa Cocktail


STORY

The Goa Cocktail is a a tall, orange-flavoured cocktail that’s nicely balanced.

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml / 1 ½ oz. white rum
  • 30 ml / 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 45 ml / 1 ½ oz. orange juice
  • 1 ½ tsps sugar
  • ½ lime
  • 1 passionfruit

METHOD

  1. Combine the rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, orange juice, sugar and the juice from one passion-fruit in a shaker with ¼ cup of crushed ice.
  2. Blend and add further crushed ice where needed until slushy consistency is achieved.
  3. Serve in a hurricane glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice.

NOTES

Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India and it is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and World Heritage-listed architecture.


2 Cocktail Recipes from 21 Bar in Sarandë


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!

Daiquiri


STORY

In addition to the Mojito, the Daiquiri is the most famous cocktail from Cuba – here is the original recipe of rum, limes, ice and sugar:

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml / 1 ½ oz. white rum
  • 25 ml / 5/6 oz. lime juice
  • 15 ml / ½ oz. sugar syrup
  • lime slice

METHOD

  1. Put all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes and shake well.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice.

NOTES

Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener.


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.


Death in the Afternoon


STORY

The Cocktail Death in the Afternoon, also called the Hemingway is a cocktail made up of absinthe and Champagne invented by Ernest Hemingway. The cocktail shares a name with Hemingway’s book  Death in the Afternoon. It is claimed that the cocktail was invented by Hemingway after he spent time in Paris (France) and enjoyed the Absinthe there.

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml / 1½ oz. Absinthe
  • 135 ml / 4 ½ oz. Champagne

METHOD

  1. Pour the Absinthe into a coupe glass.
  2. Top with iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness.

NOTES

Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage. It is an anise–flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of grand wormwood, together with green anise, sweet fennel and other medicinal and culinary herbs.


Strawberry Margarita


STORY

The Strawberry Margaritha is one oft he most popular margaritas. The recipe is very easy and requires just a few ingredients, none of which are hard to come by. The Strawberry Margaritha is not only a delicious frozen cocktail, but it’s also a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.

INGREDIENTS

  • 40 ml / 1½ oz. Tequila Silver
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz Strawberry liqueur
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 5 strawberries
  • ice cubes

METHOD

  1. Put the Tequila, the liqueurs and lime juice into a blender.
  2. Add strawberries and ice and blend into smooth.
  3. Put a sugar rim on your chilled margarita glass.
  4. Put the contents into the glass.
  5. Garnish with a strawberry and lime slice.

NOTES

You can blend the Strawberry Margarita to your desired consistency. Add more ice for a thicker drink and use a little less for a thinner drink. Alternatively, it can be thinned out by adding a little more liquid.