On my trip to Stockholm in Sweden in July 2019, I got to know many Swedish cocktails. The Hallon-Lakrits cocktail 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. Sodawater
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.
The Long Island Iced Tea (also: Long Island Ice Tea) is a type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, juice and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as its namesake. Although its name suggests this, it does not contain tea, but it looks like iced tea because of the cola it contains. The five “white” (clear) spirits rum, vodka, gin, tequila and triple sec. are, usually in equal proportions, added with juice to a large long drink or fancy glass filled with ice cubes and a splash of cola. Lastly, it is decorated with the lemon slice and a straw, after stirring with bar spoon smoothly.
20 ml/ ¾ oz. white Rum
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Vodka
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Gin
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Tequila
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Triple Sec.
10 ml/ ¼ oz. lemon juice
Top half with orange juice and half with Cola
Add all ingredients into highball glass filled with ice.
Optionally garnish with lemon slice.
There are numerous legends about the origin of the cocktail. According to one version, it is said to have been invented by a rich, bored housewife on Long Island, New York. When she secretly reached into the house bar, she only took a small amount from each bottle, since her husband should not notice anything about it. As a cover, she filled the drink with cola. It also tells of students who used small amounts from their parents’ bottles.
The Cantarito cocktail is a Tequila-based cocktail served in a clay cup known as a jarrito that helps to keep the drink cold. A cantarito contains ingredients such as agave, orange juice, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, sea salt and grapefruit soda. The cantarito is popular in Mexico but not as well known in the United States.
60 ml/ 2 oz. Tequila Reposado
45 ml / 1 ½ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
20 ml / ¾ oz. freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
15 ml / ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 pinch salt
60 ml/ 2 oz. Thomas Henry Pink Grapefruit
Pour all ingredients into ice-filled pot or glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Consider serving with straws.
If you use a Cantaritos clay pot submerge the pot in cold water to clean the inside and wet the outside of the clay pot.
In my Easter cocktail 2020, I use two rare cocktail ingredients this time: eggnog and Mozart liqueur. This cocktail is for the sweet tooth. Chocolate, creamy, sweet with a cream topping – ideal for cozy evenings with the girls! And it looks good, too.
40 ml/ 1 ½ oz. eggnog / advocaat
40 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Mozart Dark chocolate liqueur
Put the eggnog in a small cocktail glass.
Let the chocolate liqueur carefully run over the back of a spoon onto the eggnog liqueur.
The Opera cocktail is a mixture of gin, Dubonnet and maraschino liqueur. The Dobonnet smooths the gin while the maraschino makes it sweater. The Opera cocktail is one of those old classic cocktails that doesn’t get much attention these days.
60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
60 ml/ 2 oz. Dubonnet Red
7,5 ml/ ¼ oz. maraschino liqueur
Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass.
Fine strain into chilled glass.
Garnish with an orange peel.
The Dubonnet is an aperitif first sold by Joseph Dubonnet in 1846 and is very similar to the Vermouth.
The Mimosa cocktail is composed of Champagne (or other sprakling wine) and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. It is traditionally served in a tall Champagne flute e.g. at weddings, at brunch, or as part of business or first class service on some passenger airlines and railways. The mixing ratio of the classic mimosa differs based on the source.
75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. Champagne
75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. orange juice
Ensure both ingredients are well chilled.
Mix into a Champagne flute.
Garnish with an orange slice.
The Mimosa cocktail is named after the yellow-flowered mimosa plant. The combination of sparkling wine and orange juice has been consumed for centuries in Spain, especially where oranges and cava and other sparkling wines are plentiful.
Not only the hunter drinks Jägermeister on the high seat. There are also great cocktails with Jägermeister. Here are three beautiful Jägermeister cocktail recipes:
SURFER ON ACID
The spices and herbs of the Jägermeister combine with fruity and exotic coconut and pineapple – simply fruity and delicious!
30 ml/ 1 oz. Jägermeister
30 ml/ 1 oz. white coconut Rum
30 ml/ 1 oz. pineapple juice
Put all ingredients together on ice cubes in a highball glass and stir well.
For this cocktail I use the Belmont Estate Coconut Rum. It is an excellent proof that the Caribbean produces first-class sugar cane and therefore the best rum. He comes from the small Caribbean island of St. Kitts and was allowed to store for several years in oak barrels. Its special character is given by its delicate coconut flavors, which immediately create a Caribbean feeling.
SIX POINT STAG
Six ingredients can be intimidating, but don’t back down from this stag.
45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Jägermeister
10 ml/ ¼ oz. Stroh 80 overproof rum
15 ml/ ½ oz. Falernum
15 ml/ ½ oz. lime juice
30 ml/ 1 oz. pineapple juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients except Jägermeister and bitters in a tall glass in this order: rum / Falernum / fresh lime juice / pineapple juice
Add crushed ice and then gently mix with a spoon
Then add more ice and top with Jägermeister and bitters.
Garnish with a pineapple slice and a sprig of fresh mint.
The Flying Hirsch is not a classic cocktail, more a mixture of long drink and shot.
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Jägermeister
60 ml/ 2 oz. Red Bull
A small, iced, bottle of Jägermeister (20 ml) is placed in a tumbler and filled with Red Bull to the “stag”.
So that the Jägermeister can mix with the Red Bull, the Flying Hirsch is drunk slowly, but all at once.
The Stinger cocktail is a duo cocktail made by adding white crème de menthe to cognac (although recipes vary). The cocktail’s origins can be traced to the United States in the 1890s, and the beverage remained widely popular in America until the 1970s. It was seen as a drink of the upper class and has had a somewhat wide cultural impact.
60 ml/ 2 oz. Cognac
20 ml/ ¾ oz. crème de menthe (white)
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well and strain into tumbler with fresh ice.
The Stinger cocktail is a duo cocktail, in that it uses only two ingredients: a spirit and a liqueur. The classic Stinger recipe uses three parts cognac and one part white crème de menthe. However, Stinger recipes vary, and some recipes call for equal parts brandy and crème de menthe. The mixture was originally stirred, although modern recipes call for it to be shaken with ice.
The Sea Breeze cocktail was born in the late 1920s, but the recipe was different from the one used today. Today the Sea Breeze is a cocktail containing vodka with cranberry juice and grapefruit juice.The cocktail is usually consumed during summer months.
45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. vodka
120 ml/ 4 oz. cranberry juice
30 ml/ 1 oz. grapefruit juice
Build all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with lime wheel.
The Sea Breeze cocktail may be shaken in order to create a foamy surface.
Every year the Irish and now almost the whole world celebrate St. Patrick`s Day. On March 17th, green is the predominant color of Irish people celebrating all over the world; in some cities, the rivers are even colored green on St. Patrick’s Day. On this occasion, here is a great green cocktail for St. Patrick`s Day called Shamrock Juice.
30 ml/ 1 oz. Gin
30 ml/ 1 oz. Tequila silver
30 ml/ 1 oz. white Rum
30 ml/ 1 oz. Vodka
30 ml/ 1 oz. Blue Curaçao liqueur
120 ml/ 4 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
Fill a hurricane glass with ice.
Pour in the liqueurs and the orange juice.
Top off with the Blue Curaçao.
Garnish with an orange wheel and cherries.
Attention! The Shamrock Juice cocktail contains a lot of alcohol and is even stronger than the Zombie.