Colorful cocktails – mind boggling magical drinks

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Mind boggling, magical, colorful cocktails.

These gorgeus looking, colorful cocktails are both fun to make and tastes delicious. Blue and purple are my favorite colors, also for cocktails. When serving these show stopping colorful cocktails, it always draws attention with the “wow effect”.

Infuse your own gin with butterfly pea flower (LINK HERE) or buy one of the gin brands that produce them, and start making these visual stunning drinks. Be careful and think your presentation through, when using ingredients with acidity together with butterfly pea flower infused gin, as it reacts and changes color when exposed to acidity.

Below I have provided what I think, is three “must try” cocktails, that looks amazing and tastes wonderful. So why not get started and make your own mind boggling and stunning colorful cocktails ?.

Tip! If you decide to make butterfly pea flower infused gin by yourself, I can recommend to search on google, or try on ebay where they can be found easily.

Cheers & enjoy!


Colorful cocktails – recipes

Colorful cocktails - Electric saturn

Electric saturn

45 ml Butterfly pea flower infused gin
22.5 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Passionfruit syrup
7.5 ml Falernum
7.5 ml Orgeat

Method: Shake with crushed ice (except gin) and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice. Float with gin
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel and bamboo straw

Colorful cocktails - Purple panda

Purple panda

50 ml Panda gin butterfly pea flower infused
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Homemade champagne syrup
Fresh made crisp sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice (except sparkling water) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with sparkling water
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon on a cocktail pick

Colorful cocktails - Taste of berlin

Taste of Berlin

50 ml Gin butterfly pea flower infused
30 ml White vermouth
1 bsp apple & mint edel destillat
Dash apple, lemon & thyme bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated apple and thyme

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Exotic cocktails with bourbon and whisky

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Exotic cocktails are very often associated with rum but have you ever tried to use bourbon or whiskey ? if you haven’t these tropical cocktails is definitely something you should try !

Both bourbon and whiskey works perfecly well as the base spirit in your tropical summer concoctions, or when you’re just in the mood for a tropical sip served over crushed ice, dreaming of white sand beaches and crystal clear blue salt water.

Cheers & enjoy!


Exotic cocktails – recipes

Exotic cocktails - Bonky wonky

Bonky wonky

45 ml Bourbon
15 ml Pineapple rum
30 ml Fresh pressed pineapple juice
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Vanilla and cinnamon demerara syrup homemade
15 ml Banana liqueur

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, mint and a glass straw

Exotic cocktails - Whitiki

Whitiki

60 ml Whisky
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
7.5 ml Demerara syrup homemade
7.5 ml Orgeat
7.5 ml Pineapple cordial homemade
Dash Angostura bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, mint and a pineapple lollipop


Exotic cocktails - Caribbean bourb

Caribbean bourb

60 ml Bourbon
30 ml Fresh pressed pineapple juice
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Demerara syrup homemade
15 ml Falernum
Dash Angostura bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated lime, mint and a cinnamon stick

Exotic cocktails - Whisky crush

Whisky crush

50 ml Whisky
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Peach liqueur
12.5 ml Cacao blanc liqueur
Dash abbotts bitter

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated peach, mint sprig and a glass straw


Exotic cocktails - Scotch tiki

Scotch tiki

60 ml Scotch whisky
30 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Homemade mint & pineapple syrup

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel and a glass straw

Exotic cocktails - Tikissert

Tikissert

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

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

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Old fashioned – 5 modern variations of this iconic classic

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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.

Cheers and enjoy!


IBA official old fashioned recipe
  • 4.5 cl Bourbon or Rye whiskey
  • Few dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Few dashes plain water

Old fashioned – recipes

Old fashioned - Fashionable escape

Fashionable escape

60 ml Butterfly pea flower infused apple gin (ginscape)
1 bsp Elderflower liqueur
1 bsp Grapefruit liqueur
Dash orange and tangerine bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Small blue flowers

Old fashioned - Pumpkin old fashioned

Pumpkim old fashioned

60 ml Bourbon
10 ml Pumpkin syrup homemade
1 bsp Apple cuvee
Dash apple, lemon & thyme bitters

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

Old fashioned - Pink rubi´s

Pink rubi´s

50 ml Rubis blanc (French pure malt spirit)
10 ml Figue eau de vie
2 bsp Pink pepper syrup

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Lemon peel and a flower

Old fashioned - Mac tropic

Mac tropic

50 ml Rum (Machucaworld)
1 bsp Safari exotic liqueur
1 bsp Banana liqueur
1 bsp Falernum
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple and banana

Old fashioned - Gnista´s old fashioned

Gnista´s old fashioned 0%

60 ml Barreled oak from Gnistaspirits
2 bsp Homemade camilla sunday tea syrup (chamomile, anise, blood orange & mint)
Dash orange bitters

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

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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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Blue cocktails – vibrant blue-autiful drinks

Blue cocktails

Azulero


Azul piscina


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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

Blue cocktails - azulero

Azulero

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

Blue cocktails - azul piscina

Azul piscina

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

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The sexpert – a sexy tropical cocktail

The sexpert cocktail

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The sexpert

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.


The sexpert

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

Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and a orchid

The sexpert cocktail

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Tiki cocktails

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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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Tiki cocktails

Tiki cocktails - Thikey
Thikey

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

Tiki cocktails - Mexican pool
Mexican Pool

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

Tiki cocktails - Contiki
Contiki

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

Tiki cocktails - Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm

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

Have you tried to make tiki cocktails with other spirits than rum?

Tell me about your experiences in the comments below.

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