Dessert negroni – perfect after dinner treats

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Negroni is a personal favorite of mine, and in this post it will be all about dessert negroni´s, where I played with the template to make these perfect after dinner negroni serves, or when your just in the mood for a delicious dessert styled negroni.

If you like me enjoy a delicious negroni, desserts and sweet things, then I have the perfect treats for you right here. I have provided some amazing and great tasting dessert negroni´s for you to try. I’m sure that if you serve these after a family dinner og when you’re having guests over for dinner, they will be amazed how good they taste and looks.

Remember these are not just for after dinner serves, but can be enjoyed any time of the day, both by yourself or in good company with friends or family.

Cheers & enjoy!


Dessert negroni – recipes

Dessert negroni - Cask & coffee

Cask & coffee

30 ml Cask aged gin
20 ml Campari
20 ml Vermouth rosso
10 ml Coffee liqueur
10 ml Amaretto

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Coffee beans, cocktail pick and a dehydrated orange

Dessert negroni - Royal chocolate negroni

Royal chocolate negroni

35 ml Cask aged gin
25 ml Sweet vermouth
25 ml Campari
1 bsp Chocolat royale
Dash chocolate bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Bittersweet lollipop and a orange chocolate

Dessert negroni - Caribbean soul

Caribbean soul

40 ml Cask aged gin (Kalevala)
30 ml Red vermouth
20 ml Coffe & pineapple infused campari
1 bsp Licor 43

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

Dessert negroni - Coffee negroni

Coffee Negroni

30 ml Gin with roasted coffee beans and smoked juniper
30 ml Sweet vermouth
20 ml Campari coffee infused
10 ml Espresso liqueur
Dash orange bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Cocktail pick, coffee beans and orange dust

Dessert negroni - DSRT

DSRT

30 ml Rum vanilla shake cask aged
20 ml Coffee infused campari
15 ml Red vermouth
15 ml Tiramisu liqueur
10 ml Aperol
1 bsp Licor43 coffee infused

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

Dessert negroni - Double & half negroni

Double & half negroni

15 ml Cask aged gin
15 ml Gin with roasted coffee beans and smoked juniper
15 ml Campari coffee infused
15 ml Aperol
15 ml Red vermouth
15 ml Tiramisu liqueur

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated orange and coffee beans

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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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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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Old fashioned cocktail – 5 versions you have to try

Old fashioned cocktail

Old fashioned cocktail – on the IBA official cocktails list, under the category “The unforgettables”. It’s a template I enjoy expirimenting with, and is orignally made with whiskey or bourbon. You can use any type of base spirit of choice and sweetener or modifyer, which will give you endless choice, so you get the flavour profile you like and prefer.

For my Old fashioned recipes I prefer to use 60 ml / 6 cl of spirit to 10 – 15 ml / 1 – 1,5 cl of modifyer / sweetener and a few drops of bitters, stirred over ice to perfectly diluted.

In this post I have displayed five different Old fashioned styled serves, to show that there are many ways to make an Old fashioned.

Do you have a favorite Old fashioned recipe I should try ? Tell me in the comments below.


Old fashioned cocktail – RECIPES

Old fashioned cocktails - bhakta old fashioned

Bhakta fashioned

50 ml Vintage brandy barrel 4 from bhakta spirits
1 bsp Demerara syrup homemade
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice cubes made from Icelandic lava rocks
Garnish: Maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick and dehydrated orange

Old fashioned cocktails - runoi old fashioned

Runoi old fashioned

60 ml Runoi rum
10 ml Licor 43
1 bsp Acerola syrup
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated orange and a sprig of mint

Old fashioned cocktails - Camilla´s old fashioned

Camilla´s Old fashioned

60 ml Bourbon
1 bsp Camilla sunday syrup*
1 bsp Mint syrup homemade
Dash angostura bitters

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

*Tea syrup (chamomile, anise, blood orange & peppermint)

Old fashioned cocktails - monkey milk
(gin old fashioned)

Monkey milk gin old fashioned

60 ml Monkey 47 2020 distillers cut
10 ml Coconut liqueur
1 bsp Pineapple syrup
Dash vanilla bitters

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

Old fashioned cocktails - rum old fashioned

Rum old fashioned

60 ml Pineapple & kola nut rum
1 bsp Mint syrup
1 bsp Passion fruit syrup
Dash abbots & vanilla bitters

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

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Sustainable straw

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Plastic waste is a popular topic these days. Let’s help mother earth by using alternative straw solutions, enjoy your cocktails with a sustainable straw without compromising your cocktail experience.

Did you know that plastic straws are placed in top 10 of the most common plastic wastes in the world?

Straws; glass, bamboo, plastic, paper, metal. There are many alternatives, so I have made an overview and review of all the sustainable straws. Please take a look and find your favourite sustainable straw for future cocktails.

Paper straws:
Paper straws are common to find pretty cheap, both in your local grocery store and online.
Tip; don’t use paper straws for big cocktails as the straw quickly start to absorb liquid and becomes soft.

Metal straws:
Metal straws can be re-used endless times and can go in the dishwasher.
There are many opinions on metal straws, personally I don’t prefer the feeling of metal in my mouth, but they look classic and are eco-friendly.

Bamboo straws:
Bamboo straws are one of my preferred sustainable straw options. I find them very aesthetic, especially for Tiki cocktails.
Tip; buy bamboo straws with a big diameter for crushed ice cocktails, as I have experienced that the straws with a smaller diameter tend to pick up crushed ice, which blocks the straw.

Glass straws:
My favourite sustainable straw is without a doubt glass straws. Glass straws don’t take colour from the liquids they are served in and they are durable and dishwasher safe. If you take care of them, your straws will last forever! The only minus about using glass straws, is obviously the risk of dropping and breaking them as they are made of glass. Beside that, I find glass straws to be the perfect sustainable / eco friendly straws.


Surfsidesips glass straws

Many of my cocktails are enjoyed with a glass straw from Surfsidesips. I truly recommend this product, and by using (THIS LINK) you get 20% off at checkout.

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The selection of colours, sizes and shapes in the Surfsidesips range, provide you with so many options to find something that fit your needs.

Also take a look at their glass cocktail picks for garnish purposes. I’m a big fan of those as well!

You can feel extra good about your purchase, if you buy these glass straws, because Surfsidesips donates 5% of all sales to the National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation.

Do you have a favorite eco friendly straw of choice ? Tell me about it the comments below.

Below you’ll find five cocktails I have served with a sustainable straw; metal, bamboo and glass.

sustainable straw - beach funk

Beach funk


50 ml pineapple infused rum
25 ml fresh organic lime juice
10 ml demerara syrup
1 bsp passionfruit syrup
Dash angostura bitters (floated)

Method – Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass with ice, float with bitters
Garnish – 1/2 lime with rum soaked pineapple – sip with a sustainable straw

sustainable straw - chiliean mango mule

Chilean mango mule


60 ml pisco
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml mango syrup
Ginger beer

Method – Shake with ice (except ginger beer) double strain into a chilled glass with ice, ginger slices & dehydrated lime. Top with ginger beer
Garnish – None – sip with a sustainable straw


sustainable straw - planters passion

Planters passion

60 ml pineapple infused rum
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
30 ml coconut water
15 ml passionfruit syrup
15 ml sherry
10 ml coconut liqueur

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Pineapple leaves, mint, lime peel and sip with a sustainable straw


sustainable straw - caribbean nuts

Caribbean nuts


60 ml coconut infused rum
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
30 ml coconut water
20 ml pineapple syrup
Dash angostura & vanilla bitters (floated)

Method – Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice – float bitters
Garnish – Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel, coconut lolly and sip with a sustainable straw

sustainable straw - pink peppy

Pink peppy


45 ml gin infused with butterfly pea flower
10 ml lanique
1 bsp pink peppercorn syrup
Dry tonic

Method – Build in a chilled glass. Add lanique and syrup – stir. Add ice, top with tonic, float with gin.
Garnish – Rose, pink pepper, butterfly pea flowers and sip with a sustainable straw


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January 1st

I hope you had the most wonderful new years eve, and got well into the new year.

Today you might need something up-lifting for your hangovers. Spoil yourself with a delicious cocktail with one of these recipes. Below you´ll find two cocktail recipes for you to try, with syrup which you can make with the left overs of champagne from last night.

I wish you all the best for 2021.


champagne syrup - champ daq

Champ daq

50 ml rum marti plata
25 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml champagne syrup homemade
Dash daiquiri bitters

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

Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel & rum/lime/mint lollipop

champagne syrup - fizz of champs

Fizz of champs

50 ml gin BPF infused
25 ml fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml champagne syrup homemade
Sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass with ice, top with sparkling water

Garnish: Lemon peel


Champagne syrup

  • 1 part champagne
  • 1 part sugar

Bring champagne to the boil, and let it reduce a little. Take off heat and add sugar. Stir to the sugar is dissolved. Let it chill and it’s ready to use.


New Year Cocktails

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New Year’s Eve is approaching, do you have your new year cocktails ready ?.

The book “2020” is turning it’s last pages, and what a year it’s been! I think we can all agree on that.

The biggest topic of them all in 2020, have been the COVID-19 pandemic, and for many American citizens the US presidential election as well. Even though I live in Europe, I followed the election from distance and found it very interesting.

People and companies all over the world, have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and it has been tough for many industries. Working full time in the hospitality industry, I’ve seen how the pandemic have impacted this industry. I’m happy to see the how companies, bars and restaurants have invented new creative ways to make sales and help each other to get through these difficult times.

Hopefully we are entering the final stages of the COVID-19 era, so things can get back to “normal” and we can see “the light at the end of the tunnel” (go get drunk at bars).

New year, new beginning, new goals

Many of us have New Year resolutions. Whether yours is dropping weight, start exercising, or something else, a new year is a great opportunity to start chasing your dreams. I hope that you will achieve all of your goals for 2021!

I’m wishing you, your friends and family all the best for 2021!

New Year Cocktails Recipes

I have made some delicious New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes, that I hope you will get to enjoy this festive day, or any other day as a matter of fact.

Vesper royal

60 ml Gin butterfly pea flower infused
30 ml White vermouth
Champagne

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne
Garnish: Lemon peel

new year cocktails - royal daisy

Royal daisy

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml Homemade orange syrup
10 ml Grenadine
Champagne

Method: Shake with ice (except champagne) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne
Garnish: Lemon peel


new year cocktails - royal faroe

Royal faroe

40 ml Vodka
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Homemade mint syrup
Dash balsamic vinegar
1 strawberry
Champagne

Method: Muddle strawberry, shake with ice (except champagne) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne
Garnish: Lemon peel, strawberry & strawberry lolly

new year cocktails - fresh & royal

Fresh & royal

60 ml Gin
20 ml Gresh organic lime juice
20 ml Homemade mint syrup
Dash peppermint bitters
Champagne

Method: Shake with ice (except champagne) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne
Garnish: Mint & lime peel


new year cocktails - cuban

Cuban

50 ml Rum from Cuba
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Homemade mint syrup
Dash daiquiri & peppermint bitters
Champagne

Method: Shake with ice (except champagne) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne
Garnish: None

new year cocktails - german 75

German 75

30 ml Gin
15 ml Vermouth rose
15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
Champagne

Method: Shake with ice (except champagne) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with champagne
Garnish: Rhubarb

Happy new year – stay safe and healthy!

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Christmas cocktails

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Christmas and cocktails. We all have something we associate with Christmas. For me, it’s the smell of Christmas dinner and cookies spreading from the kitchen throughout the house and it’s decorating the Christmas tree with handpicked ornaments.

It’s my favourite holiday of the year, where I get to enjoy great food and cocktails with my loved ones.

However, December can also be a very busy month, with all the Christmas shopping and gatherings. Taking a break to relax and enjoy the Christmas can be needed at times. For moments like these a few delicious Christmas cocktails can be just what´s needed.

I have made you a little Christmas present; recipes for seasonal Christmas cocktails ! Give yourself a little present this Christmas. Take the time to relax and enjoy one of my cocktail recipes in good company with family and friends.

You can find all the christmas cocktails recipes below.

I wish you a wonderful and merry Christmas

christmas cocktails - x-mas fashioned

X-mas fashioned

60 ml bourbon
10 ml x-mas syrup homemade
Dash vanilla bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Maraschino cherries & orange peel

Spiced orange cake

50 ml spiced rum (with a good spice to it)
50 ml fresh organic orange juice
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
15 ml cointreau
10 ml aperol
Dash winter bitters
Freshly made cinnamon italian meringue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Dehydrated orange, cookie and a cinnamon stick


christmas cocktails - christmas fizz

Christmas fizz

60 ml sloe gin
25 ml fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml homemade Christmas syrup
Dash winter bitters
Sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice (except sparkling water) & double strain into a chilled glass with ice, top with sparkling water
Garnish: Rosemary

christmas cocktails - elf hat

Elf hat

50 ml rum
20 ml amaro
1 bsp maraschino
1 bsp x-mas syrup
Dash chocolate bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Pine


Nykur christmas

60 ml vodka
30 ml lemon juice
25 ml orange & cranberry syrup
Dash winter bitters

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Cranberry, cinnamon, dehydrated orange & spices


christmas cocktails - jingle bells

Jingle bells

40 ml rum cocoa nibs infused
20 ml coffee infused campari
20 ml red vermouth
1 bsp homemade Christmas syrup

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Pine

christmas cocktails - santa´s sour

Santa´s sour

60 ml rum
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml homemade christmas syrup
Dash winter bitters
Egg white

Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Grated chocolate, dehydrated orange & cinnamon stick


Christmas syrup

How to make your own Christmas syrup:

Ingredients:

Christmas syrup
80 ml fresh squeezed orange juice
5 TBSP demerara sugar
40 ml amaretto
12 cloves
Peel of ½ an orange
Cinnamon stick
½ liqourice stick
Tiny bit of fresh grated nutmeg
Pinch salt

Method:

1: Bring orange juice and demerara sugar to the boil.

2: Take off heat and add all other ingredients. Leave to rest for 2-3 hours.

3: Strain through coffee filter or cheese cloth and its ready to use.


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Espresso Martini cocktails

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Here in Denmark autumn is on its final steps, and winter is approaching.
This time of the year coffee cocktails or espresso martini, are perfect cocktails to enjoy on a cold and dark evening.

I want to share some espresso martini styled cocktails, which could be your next cocktail serve. I hope you find some inspiration to make your own seasonal coffee serve.

Tip! Use a good quality coffee. Brew it in advance and let it chill before use.


Espresso martini recipes

espresso martini - guatemalan

Guatemalan espresso martini

40 ml rum 4 yrs Guatemala vanilla cask shake
40 ml freshly brewed organic espresso
20 ml kahlua
20 ml licor 43
1 bsp chocolate syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Coffee beans


Cosmic espresso martini

40 ml rum pineapple infused
40 ml freshly brewed espresso
25 ml salty caramel rum liqueur
10 ml espresso liqueur
1 bsp vanilla syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Coffee beans and salted caramel mallow

espresso martini - cosmic

espresso martini - affogato

Irish affogato

40 ml fresh brewed espresso
40 ml irish whisky
20 ml salty caramel rum liqueur
20 ml irish cream liqueur
dash cardamom bitters

Method: Stir with ice and strain over a scoop of quality vanilla icecream in a chilled glass, top with a little salted caramel syrup
Garnish: Grated nutmeg and chocolate

espresso martini - maestro´s

Maestro´s espresso martini

40 ml rum Selección de Maestros
40 ml freshly brewed espresso
20 ml kahlua
10 ml chocolat royal
10 ml banana liqueur
1 bsp vanilla syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Coffee beans and dehydrated banana


Pumpkin moccatini

40 ml fresh brewed espresso
20 ml spiced rum with a good spice to it
20 ml rum vanilla cask shake
20 ml irish cream liqueur
20 ml homemade pumpkin & cinnamon syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Grated chocolate and torched cinnamon

Write your favourite Espresso Martini in the comment field.

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Pouring Cocktails

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Motion photography is something I love, whilst shooting pictures of pouring cocktails is one of favorite types of shots to take. The visual appearance, motion and life it creates in the pictures are amazing.

Prior to your pour shot, decide if you want the liquid partly poured in the picture or if you want the very first drop captured. Of course, you can also capture both. I start taking pictures when the liquid is halfway in the glass and continue to capture until the last drop.

Taking pictures while pouring cocktails “Pour shots” takes practice, but everything does. They can also be a bit frustrating when they don’t go well, and you can’t go back and pour the cocktail again. If you’re new to pour shots, try practicing pouring water, coffee or juice into a glass again and again, until you have the skills you desire.


Recipes

For this post I have choosen four of my latest pour shots.

pouring cocktails - agave fizz

Agave fizz

25 ml tequila blanco
20 ml agave gin
20 ml homemade pink grapefruit syrup
1 bsp lime cordial
Crisp sparkling soda water

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice and first four ingredients, stir and top with soda water)
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit & lime peel

pouring cocktails - pump´in fashioned

Pump´in fashioned

60 ml bourbon
10 ml pumpkin syrup homemade
1 bsp apple cuvee
Dash apple, lemon & thyme bitters

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

pouring cocktails - coco loco

Coco loco

60 ml coconut infused rum
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
15 ml homemade demerara syrup
1 bsp pineapple syrup
dash daiquiri bitters

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lime peel, mint and a coconut shell, with pineapple soaked in rum

pouring cocktails - wildish

Wildish

50 ml gin BPF infused
25 ml dry vermouth
1 bsp creme de violette
1 bsp homemade elderflower cordial
dash lavender bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lavender

How do you capture pour pictures ? Please share tips / tricks / recommendations in a comment below.

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Dessert cocktails

dessert cocktails - apple & caramel cake
dessert cocktails - grandpa´s beard
dessert cocktails - apple pie
dessert cocktails - strawberry meringue
dessert cocktails - spiced orange cake
dessert cocktails - lime is the key
dessert cocktails - lemon pie

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Lately I have been working on some fun dessert cocktails with meringue.  I accidentally stumbled upon the idea of using Italian meringue to top on cocktails. Once I tried it, I was sold!

Some of my dessert cocktails are inspired by tasty well-known cakes such as Lemon Pie and “Grandpa’s beard”. “Grandpas beard” cake is a classic Danish cake with three layers: spongy cake, raspberry jam and meringue on top.

I have used less sugar/liquor in my dessert cocktails, as the meringue adds the perfect balance of sweetness.

Italian Meringue is particularly perfect to top on cocktails, as the meringue stays on top of the liquids. The eggs in Italian meringue are definitely NOT cooked, so if you are squeamish about using uncooked eggs in desserts, I suggest you use whipped cream instead.


Italian meringue recipe

I recommend using a KitchenAid/mixer for this recipe, as it will provide the best result.

100 g sugar
40 ml water
40 g pasteurized egg whites
Pinch vanilla sugar
Tiny pinch salt
(Tiny pinch of grated cinnamon for the cinnamon meringue)

1: Whip egg whites in a bowl, until its firm enough to turn the bowl upside down, while the egg whites stays in the bowl
2: Put sugar, water, salt & vanilla sugar in a sauce pan and gradually turn the heat up to medium / high, let it boil until it reach 116 degrees Celsius and remove the pan from the heat
3: Pour the sugar mass very slowly in the egg whites, only a little at a time, while constantly whipping
4: Keep whipping until the consistency is firm enough (have patience, it takes a little time; approx. 10 min)
5: Place it in the fridge for 2 hours before use.

Now you are ready to put the meringue in a piping bag and use it to top your cocktails.

Try these dessert cocktails recipes if you have a sweet tooth and like to play in the Sweet universe of cocktails.

Dessert cocktails recipes

Lemon pie

30 ml vodka
30 ml licor 43
20 ml limoncello
20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
Dash vanilla bitters
Fresh made italian marengue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: None

Strawberry meringue

40 ml vodka
30 ml strawberry pure homemade
20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml licor 43
Dash vanilla bitters
Italian meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Freezedried & dehydrated strawberries

Spiced orange cake

50 ml spiced rum (with a good spice to it)
50 ml fresh organic orange juice
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
15 ml cointreau
10 ml aperol
Dash winter bitters
Freshly made cinnamon italian meringue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Dehydrated orange, cookie and a cinnamon stick

Apple & caramel cake

50 ml apple gin
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml salty caramel liqueur
10 ml apple & caramel syrup homemade
Dash vanilla & ginger bitters
Homemade italian meringue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Freeze dried apple, dehydrated apple and a cookie

Grandpa´s beard

40 ml vodka
30 ml raspberry pure homemade
20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml chambord
10 ml licor 43
Dash liqourice bitters
Italian meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Freezedried raspberries

Apple pie

50 ml apple gin
25 ml fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml licor 43
10 ml ginger liqueur
10 ml apple syrup
Italian cinnamon meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Dehydrated apple, cookie and cinnamon stick

Lime is the key

60 ml gin (lime forward)
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml lime cordial
10 ml licor 43
1 bsp suze
Italian meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Grated lime peel and a cookie

I Hope this post inspires you, to create your own signature dessert cocktails. I would love to hear about your experience with my recipes in the comments.

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Negroni

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The Negroni template is a template I really like and enjoy to experiment with in all kinds of combinations.
In this post I have picked three negroni cocktails with different expressions and visual appearances, of this well known classic cocktail. I have served all three negronis in my squared glass.

I love to serve Negroni in my square glass. I get a lot of questions about this particular square glass, I bought in a second-hand store close to where I live. I often visit second-hand stores to find new glassware and bar gear. Second-hand is good for the global environment and they often supports a good cause.

My local second-hand store fight against poverty and support the vulnerable people in Asia, Africa, Middle East & Denmark. By shopping locally, I found the most popular and liked glass in my collection, and supported a good cause – What’s not to like?


Negroni Recipes

Negroni - tropical negroni

Tropical negroni

30 ml coconut infused rum
30 ml pineapple infused campari
30 ml red vermouth
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Roasted coconut chips and bitter sweet lolly

Negroni - Tuscan

Tuscan

30 ml gin
30 ml campari
15 ml aperol
15 ml red vermouth
10 ml homemade red wine syrup

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Bitter lolly and torched rosemary

Negroni - Piña negroni

Piña negroni

30 ml rum pineapple infused
30 ml campari coffee infused
30 ml red vermouth
dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple & mint


Red wine syrup

I used red wine from Tuscany

1 : Boil down red wine in a saucepan to around 1/3 and remove from heat
2 : Add 2/3 sugar as there is liquid, stir until dissolved and chill
3 : Ready to use


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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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