Old fashioned is a true iconic classic, and a cocktail every connoisseur should enjoy once in a while with a good quality bourbon or whiskey being rye, whiskey, whisky, or something new and modern like these wonderful serves provided in this post.
The thing I like the most about old fashioned, is that you get a true feel of the spirit and most of the time I just want to support the notes from the spirit with the sweetener, bitters or use a small amount of modifyers which compliments the spirit. To me an old fashioned is all about the spirit, being in full focus.
Below you’ll find five delicious modern variations of an old fashioned cocktail, that I think you should give a try.
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!
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
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
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
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
Blue cocktails are fun vibrant and eye catching. These funky and often fruity cocktails are a perfect way to get your summer blues started.
I love experimenting with the visuals, to make eye catching cocktails, and blue cocktails are some of my favorites. They always seem to draw peoples attention, make them curious and has a “wow” effect.
If you want to make mesmerizing blue cocktails, a good way to start is to aquire a bottle of curacao blue, this will turn your cocktail into a beautiful blue serve, and works perfectly well as a substitute for cointreau or orange liqueur in your tropical and fruity blue drinks, to make them sparkle like the deep blue salty sea water.
In this post I want to display two vibrant, fun and delicious blue cocktails I have made, which I served “slushed ice style”. Both are perfect cocktails to enjoy on the pation in the summer, or just when you want a ice cold, delicious and fruity sip. Try them out – you won’t regret it.
Do you have any favorite, funky, fun and fruity blue sips you want to share with me ? tell me about it in the comments below.
Cheers & enjoy !
Blue cocktails – recipes
30 ml Tequila blanco 30 ml Agave gin 30 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Falernum 15 ml Curacao blue Dash orange bitters
Method: Blend all ingredients with ice to slush ice consistency & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange, lime peel & glass straw
40 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Cointreau 10 ml Curacao blue 10 ml Agave syrup Dash margarita bitters
Method: Blend all ingredients with ice to slush ice consistency & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange, lime peel & mint
Whenever I see a tiki styled or tropical recipe, that doesn’t use rum, it gets my interest. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like tiki or tropical cocktails with rum, I really do, but when I see these types of serves, I would expect rum to be the main spirit in the recipe. Most of these cocktails use rum as their main spirit, so whenever I see a concoction that doesn’t use rum as the base spirit it gets my interest.
This recipe also caught my attention, using a split of pisco and gin as the spirit base. The taste is bright and tropical with earthy and floral flavour notes from the pisco. Citrus, clove and almond from the falernum, with a little touch of spices added from the gin botanicals.
The original recipe uses 6 drops Bittermens Burlesque Bitters, if you don’t have Burlesque bitters at hand, other fruit bitters can be used as a substitute.
The cocktail recipe can be found on page 137 in the book “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” by Martin Cate & Rebecca Cate. Made for the launch party of Susie Bright’s book – at the Smugglers Cove bar in 2011. The book get’s my recommendations, it has good descriptions, delicious cocktails and very usefull information about the tiki culture in general.
45 ml Pisco 15 ml Gin 15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Passionfruit syrup 15 ml Falernum 6 drops Bittermens Burlesque Bitters
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
I enjoy crafting Tiki cocktails with all kinds of flavour combinations, as they are vibrant, fresh and fruity. Tiki cocktails are often served over crushed ice, which makes them ice cold and refreshing.
I absolutely love to experiment with Tiki garnish. The term “less-is-more” should not be used whilst garnishing a tiki cocktail. Go wild, have fun and enjoy!
You can use all kinds of spirits for your Tiki cocktails, however Rum is obviously the most used base spirit. In this post, I will display some Tiki recipes with different spirits.
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50 ml whiskey 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml whiskey liqueur 20 ml homemade pink grapefruit syrup Dash abbotts bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass topped with more crushed ice Garnish: Lime peel, dehydrated grapefruit and cinamon stick
60 ml tequila blanco 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 15 ml falernum 15 ml blue curacao Dash grapefruit bitters
Method: Blend with ice & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lime & mint
60 ml cognac 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml orgeat 15 ml falernum Angostura bitters (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Lime peel, toasted coconut and dehydrated pitahaya
70 ml rum Bonpland XO 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml cointreau 15 ml pink grapefruit syrup homemade 10 ml passionfruit syrup Angostura bitters (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, dehydrated orange & lemon balm