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 The Martinez cocktail was originally made with genever / jenever or old tom gin, but most of todays modern serves are made with london dry gin.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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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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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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Martini – 5 modern martini versions you will love


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Dry, wet, shaken or stirred ? Vodka or Gin ? Lemon or Olive ? There are so many ways to make a martini, and the same amount of personal opinions on what’s right or wrong. Here is my preferences:

Generally I prefer a wet styled gin martini, with expressed lemon peel or fresh peel / deydrated wheel on the side or as garnish, so I can choose if I want to add it or not.

That being said, you should always do what feels right for you, and make your martini how YOU think it’s best for the flavour profile you desire. For that reason I’ve made a handful of different martinis (see recipes below) – or at least recipes I categorise as a martini cocktail, to prove that a martini can take you in very different directions.

I hope this post inspires you to experiment with the martini template, and helps you find the perfect martini, that you always dreamt about.

Cheers & happy stirring!


Martini recipes

Martini - FORMULA UNO

Formula uno

60 ml Gin
30 ml Iovem liquor
Dash riesling quince bitters

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

Martini - M´s martini

M´s martini

70 ml Gin
30 ml Dry vermouth
Dash red wineyard peach hop bitters

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

Martini - Leonora´s

Leonora´s

30 ml Gin
30 ml Red vermouth
15 ml Aquavit
15 ml Benedictine D.O.M
Dash abbotts bitters and orange / mandarin bitters

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

Martini - Butterfly

Butterfly

60 ml Gin – butterfly pea flower infused
15 ml White vermouth
10 ml Creme de violette
1 bsp Elderflower liqueur

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

Martini - O.G´s

O.G´s

40 ml Apple gin
20 ml Pommeau
10 ml Aged apple brandy
1 bsp Green apple syrup
Dash ginger bitters

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

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Cosmopolitan – how to make a beautiful cosmo cocktail

Cosmopolitan


1934 Cosmo

1934
Cosmo

Cosmo


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Cosmopolitan

Also known as a “cosmo”. A cocktail I believe gained a massive popularity boost from the Sex & the city series and must have been one of the most popular cocktails world wide, at the time the show was live. The more well known version of a cosmopolitan (cosmo) uses a mix of vodka, cointreau, lime and cranberry and is a IBA official contempoary classic. There are many variations and opinions on how a cosmopolitan should be served, but one thing almost all of them have in common, is the mix of flavours.

Did you know there is a much older version of a cosmopolitan that utilises gin ?

1934

The regular cosmo is broadly know to be a modern cocktail creation, however there is a cosmo recipe also called “Cosmopolitan daisy” which shows in the book “Pioneers of mixing at elite bars 1903-1933” that was published in 1934.

Below you’ll find my take on both versions of a cosmopolitan cocktail. Hope you take the time to create and try both of these recipes. I did make both, and im not in doubt which one is my favourite. The 1934 Cosmopolitan is my preferred serve of a “cosmo”.

If you do, try both versions, then I would love to hear your oppinions about them, in the comments below.

1934 Cosmopolitan

1934


1934 Cosmopolitan

60 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Raspberry syrup
10 ml Cointreau
Dash orange bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Orange peel and a cosmo lollipop

Cosmopolitan

Cosmo


Cosmo

30 ml Vodka
30 ml Cointreau or triple sec
40 ml Cranberry juice homemade
10 ml Fresh organic lime juice
Dash orange and mandarin bitters

Method: Shake with ice (except cranberry juice) and fine strain into a chilled glass. Float with cranberry juice
Garnish: Dehydrated orange

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