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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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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Strawberry daiquiri – and other daiquiris you have to try

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Daiquiris or strawberry daiquiri in particular are served in many different styles, the most commonly known must be the “slushed ice” version.

When I have guests at home, I often serve cocktails. When I ask my guests what they wish to drink, the answer “a daiquiri” is common. That always leads me to the question – a real daiquiri or the wrong slushed ice version ? usually they think the overly sweetened and artificial slushed ice version, that are served in some bars is the right way to make a daiquiri.

But its not – A daiquiri is a wonderful thing, and can come in many different taste variations. When made properly its a match made in heaven, that always leaves my guests amazed of how delicious a “real daiquiri” can be.

Depending on your mood and preferences, you can swap the type of rum to your liking, and exchange the sweetener to what you prefer. My recommendation is to start with a 50-25-15 ml recipe or 60-30-20 (Rum-lime-syrup) and from there experiment with different kind of daiquiris, use a simple syrup for a classic daiquiri, strawberry syrup for a strawberry daiquiri, mango for a mango daiquiri and so on. You can even use the classic recipe and muddle fruit in the shaker instead of using flavoured syrup. The possibilities are endless, especially if you make your own syrups, then you can tweak and fine tune your daiquiris to perfection.

Below I have provided 6 daiquiri recipes, that I hope you will try, or will give you inspiration to make your own delicious daiquiris.

Cheers & enjoy !


IBA official recipe

  • 6 cl white rum
  • 2 cl lime juice
  • 2 bar spoons superfine sugar

Strawberry daiquiri recipes

Strawberry daiquiri - crushed ice Strawberry daiquiri

Crushed ice strawberry daiquiri

50 ml Ginger rum
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Strawberry syrup
Dash cherry balsamic glace
Dash daiquiri bitters

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

Strawberry daiquiri - Strawberry daiquiri

Strawberry daiquiri

55 ml Rum blanc
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Simple syrup
Dash daiquiri bitters
Fresh strawberries

Method: Muddle strawberries. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Strawberry, mint and a strawberry daiquiri lollipop

Strawberry daiquiri - mint & cucumber daiquiri

Mint & cucumber daiquiri

60 ml Rum blanc
30 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Homemade garden mint syrup
Fresh cucumber
Dash coriander bitters

Method: Muddle Cucumber. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Cucumber on a cocktail pick and a sprig of mint

Strawberry daiquiri - Three p´s daiquiri

Three P´s daiquiri

60 ml Pineapple infused rum
30 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Peach liqueur
15 ml Passionfruit syrup
Dash vanilla bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated peach, dehydrated pitahaya (dragon fruit), sprig of mint and a glass straw

Strawberry daiquiri - Pineapple daiquiri

Pineapple daiquiri

50 ml Pineapple rum
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
10 ml Pineapple cordial homemade
1 bsp Demerara syrup homemade
Dash daiquiri bitters

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

Strawberry daiquiri - Cadaqcha (cachaca daiquiri)

Cadaqcha (cachaca daiquiri)

50 ml Cachaca
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Falernum
Dash daiquiri bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lime and flowers

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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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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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Layered cocktails

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To me there is something pleasing about getting layered cocktails served. I think the visual appearance makes it fun and vibrant.

I often use Butterfly pea flower infused gin, when I make layered cocktails. You can infuse any type of clear liquid with these flowers to obtain the colour, or you can buy one of the well-known gin brands which makes them.

If you are looking in the purple / blue scale of colours to serve in layers, you can also look after blue curacao which comes in both liqueur and syrup or “Iovem liqour” (used in one of the recipes below).

If you decide to build your own cocktail in layers, always think about densities, because it will decide what liquid goes on top or bottom.

Butterfly pea flower also reacts to acidity, making it change colour, keep that in mind if you add something that is sour / contains acidity like lemon or lime. To see the effect, I recommend a “magical” Gin & tonic with butterfly infused gin, the gin will change colour once you add the tonic.

I have provided a handful of layered cocktails including a guide on: How to infuse gin with butterfly pea flower.


HOW TO INFUSE GIN WITH BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER:

1: Pour 0.7L gin in a container, add 10 butterfly pea flowers.

2: Save the empty gin bottle for later.

3: Stir every hour to the colour is how you prefer, takes 3-4 hours.

4: Strain the infused gin into the empty bottle with a funnel.

5: Now you have infused your own gin, ready to serve, enjoy!


Layered cocktails - brand meister

Brand meister

  • 50 ml gin BPF infused (floated)
  • 20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
  • 20 ml Lillet blanc
  • 15 ml elderflower liqueur
  • 1 bar spoon simple syrup
  • Cucumber 1 slice, 2 mint leaves

Method: Muddle cucumber & mint, shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled glass with ice, float with gin


Garnish: Cucumber, mint & dehydrated lemon


Layered cocktails - lille gt

Lille GT

  • 40 ml gin BPF infused (floated)
  • 10 ml lillet blanc
  • 10 ml homemade elderflower cordial
  • Indian tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add lillet and elderflower cordial – stir. Add ice, top with tonic, float with gin

Garnish: Dehydrated lemon & butterfly pea flowers


Layered cocktails - lightning

Lightning

  • 30 ml aged apple brandy
  • 30 ml scotch
  • 25 ml Iovem liqour (floated)
  • 25 ml fresh organic lemon juice
  • 20 ml homemade demerara syrup
  • Dash abbotts bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice and float with liqour

Garnish: Dehydrated apple, slice of ginger & glass straw


Layered cocktails - g&v gt

G&V GT

  • 40 ml BPF infused gin (floated)
  • 10 ml white vermouth
  • 10 ml grapefruit liqueur
  • Dash grapefruit bitters
  • Peach tonic

Method – Build in a chilled glass. Add vermouth, grapefruit liqueur and bitters – stir. Add ice, top with tonic, float with gin

Garnish – Dehydrated grapefruit & rosemary


Layered cocktails - rooftop pool

Rooftop pool

  • 50 ml BPF infused gin (floated)
  • 25 ml fresh organic lemon juice
  • 20 ml pineapple cordial homemade
  • 15 ml amaretto

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass with ice, float with gin

Garnish: Pineapple lolly & flower


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