The Black Russian is a classic short drink based on coffee liqueur. The delicious, slightly sweet cocktail can be prepared extremely quickly and is particularly popular with coffee lovers. The short drink is usually served after eating. As far as is known, the Black Russian was first prepared in 1950 in the bar of the Brussels hotel Metropole by its long-time bar boss Gustave Tops. If you add a little whipped cream to the cocktail, you get a White Russian.
50 ml/ 1 ½ oz. vodka
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Kahlùa coffee liqueur
Pour the ingredients into an old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.
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.
lime juice (freshly squeezed)
peach iced tea syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.
Add some more crushed ice to top of the glass.
Garnish with some fresh mint leaves and a cucumber flower.
Cheers from Israel!
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!
The Diplomat Cocktail is relatively weak in alcohol and it was a popular drink in the French Diplomatic Service. If it is the trouth or not, but rumour has it that diplomats were able to sip on these and still keep their wits about them!
60 ml/ 2 oz. Vermouth dry
30 ml/ 1 oz. Vermouth rosso
5 ml/ ⅙ oz. maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice.
Strain into cocktail glass with ice.
Garnish with an orange zest twist.
The taste of the Diplomat Cocktail is wonderful aromatic and dry. More of an aperitif than a digestif.
The Kilimanjaro cocktails is a cocktail with Amarula. The Amarula Wild Fruit Cream is a popular liqueur based on the marula fruit from Africa. You will recognize the bottle easyly because there is an an elephant on the label. And there’s a good reason for that label: elephants love to eat that fruit. Sometimes elephants even get drunk when they eat too much of the ripe, fermented fruits that have fallen of the marula tree.
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.
Combine all ingredients – except the Ginger Ale – in a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass.
Add the Ginger Ale and a straw.
Cheers from Jordan!
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.
This cocktail with Charleston Follies 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.
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Vermouth Dry
30 ml/ 1 oz. Wodka Absolut Lime
20 ml/ ¾ oz. Charleston Follies
10 ml/ ⅓ oz. strawberry syrup
120 ml/ 4 oz. pineapple juice
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
On my trip to Stockholm in Sweden in July 2019, I got to know many Swedish cocktails. One of them is called Fizzy Pop. The Fizzy Pop cocktail 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.
Because of strong interest from top U.S. bartenders, Midori® Melon Liqueur was consumer-tested and launched in the year 1978 in NYC. The same year that it was released, Midori Melon Liqueur is the main ingredient highlighted in “The Universe,” a cocktail that wins first prize in the United States Bartenders’ Guild annual competition. The Universe cocktail is made from Midori melon liqueur, vodka, pistachio liqueur, pineapple juice and lime juice, and served in a chilled champagne glass.