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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

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

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

Gin Sour with Cucumber, Wasabi and Basil – a Smashing Recipe

Gin Sour with Cucumber, Wasabi and Basil

This cocktail is a creation of the Barock Bar in Regensburg Germany. It is a beautiful variation of the classic Gin Sour combines basil, cucumber, gin and wasabi paste.  It may sound like someone just put some greens into the blender. In reality this an incredibly fresh summer drink that combines Mediterranean and Asian influences with the aroma … Read more Gin Sour with Cucumber, Wasabi and Basil – a Smashing Recipe

Cucumber Martini – Cool and Very Refreshing!

Cucumber Martini is yet another twist to the original Martini. Simply muddle in a few slices of fresh cucumber in the shaker and then make the Martini on it. This drink is refreshingly cool. And if you choose the right gin, that makes it even better. The Right Gin (or Vodka) The Martini is a … Read more Cucumber Martini – Cool and Very Refreshing!

Dry Apple Martini – with Apple Cider Vinegar

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Unlike the fruity Apple Martini, this drink resembles its namesake more closely. It is made with the same ingredients as the dirty Martini, with the extra apple cider vinegar. And it is not sweet as the Appletini. Imagine the savory dirty Martini with a smack of sour apples. That is how this cocktail tastes. It … Read more Dry Apple Martini – with Apple Cider Vinegar

Dirty Martini – Delicious and Salty Take on the Martini

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The Dirty Martini is a cocktail based on the classic Martini. It gets its name from the fact that the “dirty” olive brine is added to the cocktail. You can get it mostly in the USA. In Europe for some reason it is rather frowned upon to add the brine. President Roosevelt is said to … Read more Dirty Martini – Delicious and Salty Take on the Martini

Dry Martini – Recipe Details and Ingredient Combinations

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The dry martini is the king of cocktails. It is a drink by which every bartender has to be measured and around which there are more stories than any other cocktail. More vermouth or more gin? Olive or lemon zest? Orange bitters or not? And of course the all-important question: shaken or stirred? It is … Read more Dry Martini – Recipe Details and Ingredient Combinations

Strawberry Peach Gin Drink – Similar to Pornstar Martini

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This drink is popular in the UK. Like the Pornstar Martini that combines passion fruit with vanilla, this cocktail mixes strawberries with peach liqueur and pineapple juice. It is served along with rose prosecco or champagne. Whether or not it scales the same heights as the Pornstar Martini or not, we leave that to you. … Read more Strawberry Peach Gin Drink – Similar to Pornstar Martini

White Negroni with Suze and Lillet Blanc

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A Negroni consists of gin, campari and sweet vermouth. Its trademark is the ruby ​​red color.  The White Negroni, as the name suggests, is different in both color and taste. Wayne Collins developed the Negroni twist in the early 1990s. Created in 2001 Wayne Collins invented his White Negroni at VinExpo in Bordeaux in 2001 for Plymouth … Read more White Negroni with Suze and Lillet Blanc