Baby Missiles – Spytail Cognac Barrel

Inspired by the New Ginger Mai Tai from the Seibert’s Bar in Cologne, I also wanted to create an exotically flavoured Mai Tai. However, instead of ginger, I went for Makrut lime and lemon grass for infusing the rum. Apart from that, I paired the spiced rum and orange curaçao with matcha liqueur to add some more flavours and a beautiful colour.

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Beat 54 – Kill Devil “Navy Style”

Actually, I wanted to write about an entirely different cocktail. Yet, I again was inspired by Matthias Soberon and his Pain Killer Milk Punch. On top of that, I could not wait to put to use a caramel pineapple cordial recipe from the Tin Tin Bar in Stuttgart. In the end, I came up with a stirred Jungle Bird milk punch, which is also perfect for this month’s Home Bar Awards. It does not hurt, that I also had an excellent Navy Strength rum standing around…

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Blue Honey – Lantenhammer Heidelbeer Liqueur

Yes, this recipe hast not written “tropical” all over it. Yet, the flavour combination does remind me of an exotic drink. On top of that, the cocktail just seemed perfect for this month’s Home Bar Awards challenge – “stirred Tiki”. Be warned however, the recipe calls for some work in advance!

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Birth of Worlds – TCRL Fiji

Sometimes a spirit gets so much praise, that it is very hard to live up to that expectation. This, very much was the case with the Transcontinental Rum Line (TCRL) Fiji Rum. On top of that, I made it even harder for the rum, because I paired it with other favourites of mine in a very potent tropical drink. Originally, I designed this cocktail to be sipped from a volcano bowl, but since drinking from a communal drinking vessel might not be the best idea right now, I broke the recipe down for just one serving.

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Miracle Love – Nolet’s Dry Gin Silver

So it is Valentine’s Day, and I thought I would write about a matching cocktail. Yes I know, I am in the middle of „Tropical Month“, but I just had the idea for this drink and thought you would not mind the little detour. For the recipe I combined gin, orange eau de vie, rose liqueur and a special orange juice. On top of that, I am also presenting a great gin to you.

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Royal Jungle Bird – Copin-Cautel Grand Reserve

The Jungle Bird is one of my favourite tropical cocktails. The fruity flavours just form a perfect balance with the Jamaica rum and the bitter liqueur. When I got my hands on a new interesting champagne, I had the idea of adding a splash of it to the original Jungle Bird recipe. Which if course, the cocktail does not need, but isn’t everything better with a little champagne?

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Blue Healer – Giffard Curaçao Triple Sec

Yes, today I am presenting a Swimming Pool variation to you. You know that usually I am about serious cocktails, with serious spirits like bourbon or Mezcal. However, sometimes you should allow yourself to have a bit of fun. In this case, home-made blue curacao brings a bit of colour to the cocktail with a slushy consistency.

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Dinosaurs – Sixty Six Cask Strength

Well, I missed the Secret Sante event on Instagram, but for the start of Tropical Month f.k.a. Tiki Month, I decided to still pay tribute to my namesake Matthias Soberon. It is just crazy how many beautiful cocktails he is putting out there every day. So, when Johann from Cocktailbart came up with a Chartreuse forward cocktail for Matthias, I instantly knew that I had to adapt the recipe.

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Arras – Chateau de Laubade Blanche

For a few years now, unaged Armagnac has been an insider’s tip. However, since regular aged Armagnac already is not the most popular of spirits, this probably will stay that way for quite some time. This really is a pity, because unaged Armagnac has a lot of potential in mixed drinks. So, the Chateau de Laubade Blanche is well worth checking out!

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