Last week I sent out a simple question on social media asking what people’s three favorite cocktails are (this went out to Twitter and Facebook): https://twitter.com/add1sun/statuses/503521260908077057 I know it’s a hard choice to make. I asked the question because I know I have a pretty broad range of followers on my social media channels, and… Continue reading What are the Popular Cocktails People Actually Drink?
This recipe in Lommebogen and Savoy is designed for 6 people, using glasses for measurements, and so I broke it down to one drink size. The only difference in the books is that Café Royal does not include absinthe in its recipe. This looks like a nice riff on a dry martini, with some orange… Continue reading Yellow Daisy Cocktail
We’ve got gin and water, and some things to flavor that. Lommebogen goes big with lemon and orange juice, while the one from Café Royal and Savoy goes simple with some bitters. The Lommebogen one looks more appealing overall, but there isn’t any sweetener in here to balance the citrus. That doesn’t look so good… Continue reading Yale Cocktail
This is a classic drink which is basically a gin sour with the sugar swapped for curaçao, so I’m always game for that. Again, Axel is bringing on the sugar though. Equal amounts of curaçao and sweet and sour (half lemon juice/half sugar) sounds like way to much sugar for a sour drink. The Recipes… Continue reading White Lady Cocktail
This is one is the same in all three books, and is pretty much a twist on brandy, with a dash of gin. So, put some liquor on your liquor, and call it good. I’m not sure what the gin is supposed to be doing here, but I have to say it doesn’t sound promising.… Continue reading Torpedo Cocktail
Lommebogen calls this a “cobbler,” which it really isn’t, but close enough. This is the classic summer drink, and it’s perfect to have during a Copenhagen heat wave. Basically you have a gin lemonade, and it’s lovely. There are all kinds of stories about how it got its name, and I’ll let the Wall Street… Continue reading Tom Collins
This one is a whole bunch of liquor. Instead of just a shot of one spirit, it’s simply a blend of 3 shots, with the absinthe added as an afterthought to make it a “cocktail.” Lommebogen and Café Royal have the same recipe, but Savoy has two different recipes for this one. The one that… Continue reading Third Rail Cocktail