Spicy cocktails – drinks with a delicate kick

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Have you ever made spicy cocktails ? most often that means using chili in some kind of way. But don’t be afraid if you’re not into the “hot stuff”. These spicy cocktails have a most delicate kick, that I’m sure will suit your taste buds in the best and must joyful way.

My guess is that you’ve heard of the cocktail margarita, and most likely the naked & famous cocktail too. In this post you’ll find both, and more! served in the most delicious ways, and with a little prickling spicy kick on the thounge.

Below I have provided three wonderful spicy cocktails that you really must give a try, especially if you like a little spice in your life – in the good way.

So why not kick things up a little ? try to make yourself one of these lovely treats, I’m very confident you’ll find them all, very delicious and tasty.

Cheers, enjoy and happy mixing!


Spicy cocktails – recipes

Spicy cocktails - spicy grino

Spicy gringo

50 ml Tequila blanco jalapeno infused
20 ml Midori melon liqueur
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Agave syrup
Dash coriander bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime peel and jalapeno slices on a cocktail pick

Spicy cocktails - naked & famous

Naked & famous

25 ml Mezcal
25 ml Yellow chartreuse
25 ml Chili infused aperol
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
Pinch smoked salt

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated orange and chili

Spicy cocktails - spicy pineapple margarita

Spicy pineapple margarita

40 ml Tequila blanco
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Cointreau
20 ml Pineapple & jalapeno cordial homemade
Dash margarita bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel and a pineapple lollipop

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Dessert negroni – perfect after dinner treats

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Negroni is a personal favorite of mine, and in this post it will be all about dessert negroni´s, where I played with the template to make these perfect after dinner negroni serves, or when your just in the mood for a delicious dessert styled negroni.

If you like me enjoy a delicious negroni, desserts and sweet things, then I have the perfect treats for you right here. I have provided some amazing and great tasting dessert negroni´s for you to try. I’m sure that if you serve these after a family dinner og when you’re having guests over for dinner, they will be amazed how good they taste and looks.

Remember these are not just for after dinner serves, but can be enjoyed any time of the day, both by yourself or in good company with friends or family.

Cheers & enjoy!


Dessert negroni – recipes

Dessert negroni - Cask & coffee

Cask & coffee

30 ml Cask aged gin
20 ml Campari
20 ml Vermouth rosso
10 ml Coffee liqueur
10 ml Amaretto

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Coffee beans, cocktail pick and a dehydrated orange

Dessert negroni - Royal chocolate negroni

Royal chocolate negroni

35 ml Cask aged gin
25 ml Sweet vermouth
25 ml Campari
1 bsp Chocolat royale
Dash chocolate bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Bittersweet lollipop and a orange chocolate

Dessert negroni - Caribbean soul

Caribbean soul

40 ml Cask aged gin (Kalevala)
30 ml Red vermouth
20 ml Coffe & pineapple infused campari
1 bsp Licor 43

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated orange and a cocktail pick

Dessert negroni - Coffee negroni

Coffee Negroni

30 ml Gin with roasted coffee beans and smoked juniper
30 ml Sweet vermouth
20 ml Campari coffee infused
10 ml Espresso liqueur
Dash orange bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Cocktail pick, coffee beans and orange dust

Dessert negroni - DSRT

DSRT

30 ml Rum vanilla shake cask aged
20 ml Coffee infused campari
15 ml Red vermouth
15 ml Tiramisu liqueur
10 ml Aperol
1 bsp Licor43 coffee infused

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Maraschino cherry on a cocktail pick and a flower

Dessert negroni - Double & half negroni

Double & half negroni

15 ml Cask aged gin
15 ml Gin with roasted coffee beans and smoked juniper
15 ml Campari coffee infused
15 ml Aperol
15 ml Red vermouth
15 ml Tiramisu liqueur

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated orange and coffee beans

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Coffee cocktails – drinks for coffee lovers

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Need to kick things up a little ? I’m sure these coffee cocktails will do the trick.

Coffee cocktails is much more than the classic Irish coffee or espresso martini, which I think must be the most well known coffee cocktails, but they also are for a reason, its really deilicious cocktails.

I want to show that there is much more to sipping coffee in drinks than making the classics, and therefore I have made four drinks with coffee which shows you can go in many different directions using coffee to kick up your sips with a little caffeine.

If you like me, love a good coffee and also cocktails. Then I’m sure you’ll love these cocktails with the use of coffee.

Cheers & enjoy!


Recipes

Coffee cocktails - Mocca marg

Mocca marg

40 ml Tequila reposado
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml Coffee liqueur – floated
10 ml Agave syrup
Dash margarita bitters

Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float coffee liqueur
Garnish: Lime peel

Coffee cocktails - Moccarum

Moccarum

35 ml Spiced rum
25 ml Espresso freshly brewed
15 ml Coffee liqueur
10 ml Falernum

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Coffee lollipop, dehydrated pineapple & mint

Coffee cocktails - Whicked tikissert

Whicked tikissert

50 ml Whiskey
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml Espresso liqueur
10 ml Banana liqueur
10 ml Licor43 coffee infused
Dash chocolate bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Coffee lollipop, coffee beans, lemon peel and a glass straw

Coffee cocktails - Mocca fix

Mocca fix

30 ml Whisky
20 ml Coffee infused campari
15 ml Espresso liqueur
15 ml Tiramisu liqueur
10 ml Aperol
Dash chocolate bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Orange dust, dehydrated orange & coffee beans

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Drinks on fire – flaming cocktails that will light you up

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Drinks on fire – yes these flaming cocktails will light you up.

There is something intriguing about fire, wether its a campfire or in a chimney. Fire can wake a feeling in all of us. But today I want to talk about drinks on fire or cocktails where you get to play a little with fire.

Lighting a match and expressing citrus oils through the fire over your cocktails or torching fruits, herbs or ganishes will instantly wake your senses, and give a new aspect to your sipping experience. The smell or taste will give a new dimension to your drink that you would have been left without, and I’m sure you will have the attention of the people around you, when you serve these drinks.

Below you’ll find five cocktails I’ve made using fire, and I hope that these will inspire you to make your own “drinks on fire”.

Have you tried to make a drink using fire ? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Be careful when you use fire in the making of cocktails. Be in control of what is happening, be aware, take care and remember safety first.

Cheers & enjoy !


Drinks on fire – recipes

Drinks on fire - Legacy of gold

Legacy of gold

60 ml Rum (A.H. Riise gold medal)
10 ml Red vermouth
10 ml Aperol
7.5 ml Coffee liqueur
Dash chocolate bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Orange peel, orange chocolate and flamed orange zest

Drinks on fire - Sherry & peach

Sherry & peach

50 ml Rum
25 ml Sherry
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Peach liqueur
1 bsp Amaretto
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Orange peel, dehydrated peach, mint, flamed orange zest and a glass straw

Drinks on fire - AA Fashioned

AA Fashioned

45 ml Tequila reposado
15 ml Mezcal
1 bsp Amaretto
1 bsp Agavesirup
Dash angostura bitters
Pinch smoked salt

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Torched orange and a cocktail pick

Drinks on fire - Copenhagen gold

Copenhagen gold

40 ml Rum (A.H. Riise gold medal)
25 ml Campari
15 ml Red vermouth
10 ml Sherry

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Bitter sweet lollipop, orange peel and a torched cinnamon stick

Drinks on fire - Haunted

Haunted

35 ml Rum cocoa nibs infused
25 ml Coffee infused campari
20 ml Red vermouth
1 bsp Creme de cacao

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Orange peel, torched cinnamon and maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick

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Gin basil smash – smashing cocktail recipes

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Gin basil smash

A modern gin cocktail. Originally named Gin Pesto, created by Jörg Meyer in the summer of 2008.

The original recipe states the basil has to be muddled, which also gives it a more vibrant and green color. I prefer to give the basil a good bash, and shake it with all the other ingredients. This way you’ll have a more “bright” and fresh tasting cocktail. By muddling, the cocktail won’t take as much color from the basil compared to bashing the basil.

Regardless of the basil method used, I’m confident that you´ll be satisfied with the outcome, because it’s a really delicious cocktail.

Tip !

If the green color frightens you, then try to use red basil.

In doubt about how much basil to use ?

Then always use more basil.

Gin Basil smash recipes

BASIL SMASH
Basil smash

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Simple syrup
Basil leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Basil and dehydrated lemon

APPLE & BASIL SMASH
Apple & basil smash

50 ml Apple gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Simple syrup
10 ml Aperol
Fresh apple
Fresh basil

Method: Muddle apple and bash the basil. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Apple

GIN BASIL SMASH CRAMBLE
basil smash cramble

50 ml Gin
25 ml Limoncello
15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Currant liqueur
10 Basil leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients (except currant liqueur) with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with currant liqueur
Garnish: Lemon peel, basil and a cocktail pick

SAAR´S GIN BASIL SMASH

Saar´s smash

25 ml Gin dry saar
25 ml Saar quince
15 ml Limoncello
12.5 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 Basil 10 leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Basil, lemon peel and a cocktail pick

GIN BASIL SMASH BRAMBLE

basil smash bramble

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
10 ml Mint syrup homemade
10 ml Creme de mure
Fresh basil

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients (except creme de mure) with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with creme de mure
Garnish: Basil

BERRY BASIL SMASH

Berry basil smash

60 ml Gin strawberry & raspberry infused
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Strawberry, raspberry & vanilla syrup
10 ml Lillet rose
8 Basil leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Basil and roses

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Bramble cocktail – recipes you must try

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The Bramble cocktail

This cocktail is a real crowd pleaser, and a delicious cocktail you can’t go wrong with.

Bramble is a IBA official cocktail, under the category “new era drinks” created by Dick Bradsell in London, in 1984. The name of the cocktail designated from blackberry bushes called brambles, and the original recipe calls for using creme de mure – a blackberry liqueur.

You can use any type of red berry liqueur, instead of creme de mure, to make your own twists, depending on what you prefer. Whether it’s currant, casis, raspberry, strawberry or any other type of liqueur, I’m pretty sure you will end up with a cocktail you’ll find delicious.

I have made some new takes on a bramble which I hope you like, and hopefully make for yourself.

You’ll find recipes and pictures below.


IBA official Bramble cocktail recipe

  • 50 ml gin
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 12.5 ml simple syrup
  • 15 ml creme de mure

Bramble cocktail

Mediterranean bramble

50 ml Gin mediterannean
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml Grapefruit liqueur
10 ml Creme de mure
10 ml Maraschino
Dash grapefruit bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary

Foamy bramble

60 ml Gin
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Creme de mure
15 ml Gomme
15 ml Aperol
Egg white organic

Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel

AA bramble

50 ml Apple gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
25 ml Simple syrup
10 ml Aperol
15 ml Creme de mure (floated)

Method: Shake with crushed ice (except creme de mure) and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice and float with creme de mure
Garnish: Sprig of rosemary, blackberries and apple

Bramble cello

50 ml Gin
20 ml Limoncello
20 ml Creme de mure (floated)
15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice

Method: Shake with ice (except creme de mure) and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with creme de mure
Garnish: Lemon peel and lemon balm

Apple bramble

50 ml Apple gin
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Pommeau
15 ml Currant liqueur (floated)
1 Bar spoon green apple syrup

Method: Shake with ice (except currant liqueur) and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with currant liqueur
Garnish: Dehydrated apple and a cocktail pick

Rosy bramble

40 ml Gin midsummer solstice
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Rose petal liqueur
15 ml Creme de mure (floated)
Cucumber

Method: Muddle cucumber. Shake with ice (except creme de mure) and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with creme de mure
Garnish: Cucumber and flower

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Gin & Tonic

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Gin & tonic – Endless combinations and possibilities to tweak and experiment with. Gins, tonics, modifiers or not, this gives so many options to play around with making just the right G&T for YOU.

I really like to experiment with gin & tonics, in form of flavour combinations, and colours. It’s fun and there is just something pleasing about using a butterfly pea flower infused gin, because of the stunning visual presentation.

In this post I will show you some of the recent GT´s I’ve made in the autumn season.


Gin & tonic Recipes

These well crafted cocktails will leave your guests amazed:

gin & tonic - apple fizz

Apple fizz

50 ml apple gin infused with butterfly pea flower (floated)
15 ml fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml green apple syrup
Dry tonic water

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, lemon juice & syrup, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated apple & rosemary

gin & tonic - docs gt

Docs GT

50 ml butterfly pea flower infused apple gin (floated)
10 ml homemade elderflower cordial
1 bsp green tea concentrate
Dry tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, elderflower cordial & tea concentrate, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated apple

gin & tonic - peach pit

Peach pit

45 ml gin infused with butterfly pea flower (floated)
10 ml peach liqueur
10 ml grapefruit liqueur
Dry tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, peach & grapefruit liqueur, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated peach & rosemary

Blue Circus

45 ml butterfly pea flower infused gin
15 ml red vermouth
10 ml peach liqueur
tonic water

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, vermouth & liqueur, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated peach & rosemary

Mead & Flower

50 ml butterfly pea flower infused gin (floated)
15 ml limoncello
10 ml elderflower mead
Elderflower tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, limoncello & mead, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated peach & green leafs

gin & tonic - DR P´s GT

DR Ps GT

40 ml gin
10 ml red vermouth
10 ml aperol
Grapefruit tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice & first three ingredients, stir and top with tonic)
Garnish: Dehydrated orange & rosemary

gin & tonic - c-vitamin

C-Vitamin

50 ml butterfly pea flower infused gin (floated)
10 ml limoncello
10 ml blood orange cointreau
Grapefruit tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, limoncello & blood orange cointreau, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit & rosemary

Tell me about your favorite GT combination in the comments below.

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Negroni

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The Negroni template is a template I really like and enjoy to experiment with in all kinds of combinations.
In this post I have picked three negroni cocktails with different expressions and visual appearances, of this well known classic cocktail. I have served all three negronis in my squared glass.

I love to serve Negroni in my square glass. I get a lot of questions about this particular square glass, I bought in a second-hand store close to where I live. I often visit second-hand stores to find new glassware and bar gear. Second-hand is good for the global environment and they often supports a good cause.

My local second-hand store fight against poverty and support the vulnerable people in Asia, Africa, Middle East & Denmark. By shopping locally, I found the most popular and liked glass in my collection, and supported a good cause – What’s not to like?


Negroni Recipes

Negroni - tropical negroni

Tropical negroni

30 ml coconut infused rum
30 ml pineapple infused campari
30 ml red vermouth
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Roasted coconut chips and bitter sweet lolly

Negroni - Tuscan

Tuscan

30 ml gin
30 ml campari
15 ml aperol
15 ml red vermouth
10 ml homemade red wine syrup

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Bitter lolly and torched rosemary

Negroni - Piña negroni

Piña negroni

30 ml rum pineapple infused
30 ml campari coffee infused
30 ml red vermouth
dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple & mint


Red wine syrup

I used red wine from Tuscany

1 : Boil down red wine in a saucepan to around 1/3 and remove from heat
2 : Add 2/3 sugar as there is liquid, stir until dissolved and chill
3 : Ready to use


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