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Cosmopolitan Cocktail – In Search of The Perfect Pink Drink

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Refined and elegant, soft pink, sophisticated, like a flamingo on a thin glass leg. That is Cosmopolitan in a glass. It is the quintessence of flirting without vulgarity, a drink with the taste of a metropolis and its rapid rhythms, sweet-alluring astringency and sour aftertaste. Once the Cosmopolitan cocktail was something like the spirit of the new … Read more Cosmopolitan Cocktail – In Search of The Perfect Pink Drink

Original Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe from 1934

We have all heard about the famous Cosmopolitan cocktail, a favorite among the ladies. But did you know that the original recipe was quite different from what is served in the bars today? As early as 1934, a recipe of the same name was published in a bar guide, but it relied on lemons, gin … Read more Original Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe from 1934

6 Coolest Pink Cocktails for the Summer

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Cheers, the summer is here! And what goes better with a mild summer evening than a cool drink? More and more manufacturers are currently bringing pink spirits onto the market or developing drinks that shimmer pink in the glass. Blame the strawberry season or that these drinks are so Instagrammable.  Below are 6 drinks with which you can score … Read more 6 Coolest Pink Cocktails for the Summer

Kiwi Basil Gin Smash

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The Kiwi Basil Smash is probably one of our favorite summer drinks. Fresh, herbaceous and of course with gin – what could be better?  So the next time kiwi season is starting, try this recipe. Tip 1: You can skip the gin for a virgin basil-kiwi lemonade. It tastes delicious in summer even without the alcohol and is really refreshing! … Read more Kiwi Basil Gin Smash

Whiskey with Ginger Beer and Raspberry – a Fruity and Spicy Drink

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A boozy raspberry-ginger tart in the form of a drink – that is how we can best describe this cocktail. Raspberry and Ginger Beer are the perfect complement to whiskey – especially if you like it fruity and spicy at the same time. The whiskey that you choose will influence that complexity of this drink. For that … Read more Whiskey with Ginger Beer and Raspberry – a Fruity and Spicy Drink

Whiskey and Ginger Beer – For Lovers of Fiery Drinks

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A few years ago the sales of world-famous Moscow Mule went through the roof. A lot has happened in the mixology scene since then. Variations, homemade ingredients, bitters, and more.   One such result stemming from such experiments is the delicious Whiskey Mule – a cocktail made with Whiskey and Ginger Beer. But what is the main difference to … Read more Whiskey and Ginger Beer – For Lovers of Fiery Drinks

Americano Cocktail – a Recipe for Negroni without Gin

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The Americano Cocktail is a popular aperitif from Italy. It is something for mild summer afternoons. The interplay of sweet and bitter is wonderfully appetizing, the soda works as a thirst quencher, the alcohol content is not too high.  Apparently the bitter cocktail was originally called Milano-Torino, as the Campari came from Milan and the Vermouth from Turin.  The … Read more Americano Cocktail – a Recipe for Negroni without Gin

Martinez Cocktail – Best Recipe for Martini’s Daddy

The Martinez Cocktail is widely regarded as the great-grandfather of Dry Martini. Despite the fact that it calls for gin or genever, it is undoubtedly a drink based on red vermouth. This clearly distinguishes itself from cocktails like the Manhattan or Vieux Carré. The drink is first mentioned in OH Byron’s The Modern Bartender’s Guide from the … Read more Martinez Cocktail – Best Recipe for Martini’s Daddy

Bijou Cocktail – Complex Drink in a Class of Its Own

Bijou cocktail is a drink from the 19th century. It is an excellent combination of gin, vermouth and green chartreuse. This mixture is a very herbal, full-bodied, slightly sweet cocktail that makes an excellent and at the same time complex after-dinner drink. Unfortunately, Bijou cocktail has been forgotten over the course of time. At some point … Read more Bijou Cocktail – Complex Drink in a Class of Its Own

Fresh Banana Daiquiri – so Good you can skip the Rum

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There are many ways online to make a Banana Daiquiri. But which is the best? The recipe below has all the original Daiquiri ingredients – rum, triple sec, lime juice and sugar. We just add a fresh ripe banana in the mix. And the results are astounding. Especially if you add in 0.25-0.5 oz coconut … Read more Fresh Banana Daiquiri – so Good you can skip the Rum