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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The last word – 5 twists on the classic cocktail

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The last word – an IBA official cocktail listed under the “The unforgettables” category and a prohibition era cocktail.

First served at the Detroit Athletic Club, in 1915. The Last Word was created just before the start of the prohibition. Consisting of four ingredients measured in equal parts. Gin, freshly squeezed lime juice, green chartreuse and maraschino. It’s a super delicious and easy cocktail, I can recommend to try the orginal recipe, and if you feel like taking it to a new level, I have provided some tasty twists on the original recipe, that you should give a try. Below you’ll find five of my twist on the last word cocktail.

Cheers & enjoy!


The last word IBA official recipe
  • 22.5ml gin
  • 22.5ml lime juice
  • 22.5ml green Chartreuse
  • 22.5ml maraschino liqueur

The last word cocktail recipes

The last word - fruits n herbs

Fruits N Herbs

25 ml Gin
25 ml Maraschino
25 ml Artemesia liqueur
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
1 bsp Absinthe
Fresh raspberries from the garden

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with a rim of freeze dried raspberries
Garnish: Raspberries from the garden on a cocktail pick. Mist the cocktail with absinthe

The last word - beefy 24

Beefy 24

25 ml Beefeater 24 gin
25 ml Amaro
25 ml Grapefruit liqueur
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml Memento aromatic blend

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

The last word - spying

Spying

40 ml Spy gin
20 ml Yellow chartreuse
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Strawberry syrup
Dash orange bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon, dehydrated strawberry and a glass straw

The last word - fiona

30 ml Fiona gin
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Red vermouth
20 ml Yellow chartreuse
Dash abbotts bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel, a sprig of thyme and a cocktail pick

The last word - yellow herbs

Yellow herbs

20 ml Gin
20 ml Yellow chartreuse
20 ml White vermouth
15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
1 bsp Peach liqueur

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Lemon peel, dehydrated peach and a sprig of rosemary

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Martinez – A classic cocktail served in new ways

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Martinez – a true classic that’s listed under the IBA official cocktail under “the unforgettables”.

A cocktail widely known to be the precursor to the Martini, and it appears that the recipe came off a riff on the whiskey based Manhattan cocktail. The Martinez cocktail was originally made with genever / jenever or old tom gin, but most of todays modern serves are made with london dry gin.

Martinez is a cocktail template I enjoy alot to use, the combination of gin and vermouth is such wonderful combo. The modifyer in form of a sweetener and the choice of bitters, to match the gin and vermouth, is where I often make changes when I stir up a tasty Martinez cocktail to match my desired preferences.

Below I have provided three Martinez styled cocktails, that I wish that you’ll give a try. I really enjoyed these three serves and I wish that you’ll spoil yourself too, by stirring up these amazing cocktails too.

Cheers & enjoy!


IBA official recipe
  • 45 ml London Dry Gin
  • 45 ml Sweet Red Vermouth
  • 1 Bar Spoon Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Martinez – recipes

Martinez - Raspberry martinez

Raspberry martinez

50 ml Raspberry gin
25 ml Vermouth blanc
10 ml Chambord
1 bsp Yellow chartreuse

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Yellow raspberries on a cocktail pick. Mist with absinthe over the cocktail

Martinez - Nordic martinez

Nordic martinez

50 ml Cask aged gin
25 ml Red vermouth
1 bsp Coffee liqueur
1 bsp Maraschino
Dash chocolate bitters

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

Martinez - Hey marti

Hey marti

50 ml Gin
15 ml Vermouth rosso
10 ml White vermouth
1 bsp Maraschino
Dash orange & mandarin bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel and a cocktail pick

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White lady and gin fizz – drinks using egg white

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White lady and gin fizz are delicious classic cocktails you should try if you haven’t, here I have made five modern variations that I think you will love.

White lady and gin fizz are both popular and well known IBA official cocktails. Both using egg whites, which sits on top of the cocktail like a silky smooth and fluffy cloud.

Tip! if you dont like egg whites in your cocktails, you can leave them out. Vegan ? substitute with alternate like aquafaba. I prefer to use egg whites from fresh organic eggs, but pasteurised egg whites works just as well.

Cheers & enjoy!


Gin fizz IBA official
  • 4.5 cl Gin
  • 3 cl fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cl simple syrup
  • Splash of soda water

White lady IBA official
  • 4 cl gin
  • 3 cl Triple Sec
  • 2 cl lemon juice

White lady and gin fizz – recipes

White lady and gin fizz - Rhubarb fizz

Rhubarb fizz

40 ml Gin
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Homemade garden rhubarb syrup
10 ml Aperol
Egg white organic
Sparkling water – homemade

Method: First shake hard without ice (without sparkling water). Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water
Garnish: Edible gold dust and garden rhubarb

White lady and gin fizz - Blue lady

Blue lady

60 ml Gin butterfly pea flower infused
22.5 ml Cointreau
22.5 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml Blue curacao
Egg white organic

Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and small blue flowers

White lady and gin fizz - Bberry fizz

Bberry fizz

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Currant liqueur
Blueberries
Egg white
Sparkling water – homemade

Method: Muddle blueberries and shake all ingredients hard without ice (except sparkling water). Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top gently with a splash of sparkling water
Garnish: Sprig of mint and freeze dried blueberries

White lady and gin fizz - Floral lady

Floral lady

60 ml Gin butterfly pea flower infused
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Creme de violette
Dash lavender bitters
Egg white organic

Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Small blue flowers

White lady and gin fizz - Red lady

Red lady

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml Yellow chartreuse
10 ml Grenadine
10 ml Raspberry syrup
Egg white organic

Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and freeze dried raspberries

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Bees knees – modern takes on the classic gin cocktail

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Bees knees – a prohibition era cocktail invented by Frank Meier, whom was the first head bartender at Ritz Paris. Bees knees, also slang for “the best” is a shaken cocktail, and is made with gin, lemon juice and honey. The IBA official recipe uses orange juice, but it’s not used in many of the modern Bees knees which are served today.

Bees knees IBA official recipe

  • 52.5ml Dry gin
  • 22.5ml lemon juice
  • 22.5ml orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey syrup

Bees knees is a cocktail that’s easy to enjoy, a crowd pleaser you can’t go wrong with, that will suit many occasions. It’s a bright and slighty floral cocktail, where you can use any type of gin, which suits you the best.

Some histories say the honey and lemon was to cover and hide the bad gins made “back in the days” but with all the good quality gins that are produced these days, it’s a whole other story.

If you haven’t tried a Bees knees it’s definitely a cocktail I can recommend, below I have provided some different takes on a Bees knees, which I hope you will give a try.

Cheers and enjoy !


Bees knees recipes

Bees knees - French bee

French bee

50 ml Gin
25 ml Gresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Honey syrup
10 ml Green chartreuse
Dash ginger bitters

Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel & ginger

Bees knees - Buzzing

Buzzing

50 ml Gin
25 ml Gresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Herb mead
7.5 ml Ginger liqueur
1 bsp Honey

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker and stir to dissolve honey. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and a cocktail pick

Bees knees - Blueberry knees

Blueberry knees

50 ml Gin
25 ml Gresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Honey syrup homemade
Dash ginger bitters
Blueberries (I used fresh ones from the garden)

Method: Add blueberries to a shaker and muddle. Add all other ingredients. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and freeze dried blueberries

Bees knees - Royal danish navy

Royal danish navy

60 ml Royal danish navy gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Honey syrup
Dash coriander & cardamom bitters

Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel & a cocktail pick

Bees knees - Bees & flowers

Bees & flowers

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Elderflower mead
1 bsp Homemade elderflower cordial
1 bsp Honey
Dash ginger bitters

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker and stir to dissolve honey. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel on a cocktail pick. Express lemon zest over the cocktail

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Festive gin and tonics – bubbly treats

Festive gin and tonics – bubbly treats

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ?

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Who doesn’t love good festive gin and tonics ? In this post I have made some delicious suggestions for you, on how to serve some festive gin and tonics that both taste and looks good.

Over the past years gin and tonic increased in popularity, and for a good reason, the market for both gins and tonics is wide, with many options to find the perfect taste just for you and your next bubbly treat.

A gin and tonic can take you in so many different directions, depending on the gin and tonic you’ll use. The botanicals which are used in the making of them makes a huge difference in how your gin and tonic will taste. I really like to experiment with the taste in a gin a tonic, using modifyers or a tonic that I think pairs well with the gin.

The visual appereace of the cocktail is important and can easily reach a wow-effect, either by building in layers, torching a sprig of herb or pouring in the tonic in front of the consumer (or the camera). Gin and tonic should be a festive, bubbly and delicious thirst quencher.

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Tip ! For a plain gin and tonic I recommend to use 1 part gin to 2 parts tonic water and always use plenty of ice.

Cheers & enjoy !


Festive gin and tonics – recipes

Festive gin and tonics - blueb gt

Blueb GT

50 ml Blueberry infused gin
20 ml Dry vermouth
1 bsp Vanilla syrup
Dry tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first three ingredients, stir and top with tonic
Garnish: Glass straw

Festive gin and tonics - nordic gt

Nordic GT

50 ml Butterfly pea flower infused gin
10 ml Memento aromatic blend
1 bsp Cranberry syrup
Dry tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, cranberry syrup and aromatic blend, stir and top with tonic. Float with gin.
Garnish: Rosemary and a glass straw

Festive gin and tonics - sloe limon T

Sloe limon T

30 ml Sloe gin floated
30 ml Limoncello
Dash grapefruit bitters
Tonic water

Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, limoncello and bitters, stir and top with tonic. Float with sloe gin.
Garnish: Rosemary, dehydrated grapefruit and a glass straw

Festive gin and tonics - apple heist

Apple heist

40 ml Apple gin
20 ml Apple vermouth
10 ml Green chartreuse
Dash ginger bitters
Tonic water

Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first four ingredients, stir and top with tonic
Garnish: Dehydrated apple, lemon and a glass straw

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