Here you will find my own cocktail creations:

Stargazer – Starward Two Fold

Nowadays whisky is produced everywhere around the world. Similar to wine, the new world is currently making a name for themselves in this spirits category. This is why I am presenting the Starward Two Fold … Read more

Begin Again – L’Arbe Gin

It is a surprising trend with gin: Some gins are this successful that others are modelled after them. In this case the L’Arbe is inspired by another Mediterranean gin. The L’Arbe Gin from Tarragona and … Read more

Rainbow Body – Legent Bourbon

There are a lot of regulations when it comes to bourbon whisky. Nevertheless, this does not keep distilleries from experimenting with cask finishes. Yet, mostly smaller distilleries were doing it. With the Legent Bourbon it … Read more

From the Woods – Gretchen Gin

There is a few new products from the renown German eau de vie distiller Schladerer. They had their 175-year anniversary in 2019 and in the merge of that they launched a gin and an apéritif. … Read more

Confusion – Zott Pomeranze

When you create “new” cocktail recipes, there are multiple ways of arriving at a recipe that works. So, sometimes you have an idea for a cocktail and in the last minute you abandon the plan. … Read more

PDLIF – Quarantini Social Dry Gin

During those difficult times, there are certain project which try to help the hospitality scene. In the case of Quarantini Social Dry Gin, Boris Markić the founder of Tesla Slivo and the distiller of Revolte … Read more

Medication – Dwersteg Ginger Liqueur

Though alcohol should never be a remedy, there are a few cocktails which are named after one. The most famous example might just be the “Penicillin Cocktail” created by Sam Ross. While my creation certainly … Read more

Gabriel – Scheibel Kamin-Kirsch

If you are in the eau de vie business, you are always looking for new ways to market your spirit. After their “Moor-Birne”, German eau de vie producer Scheibel went ahead and also produced a … Read more

Little Italy – Italicus

Before I go on holiday, I wanted to get a small article out there before Summer ends. What would be more suitable for this than a sweet and slightly bitter Italian liqueur. On top of … Read more

From Gold – Faude Apfel

Continuing my quest to find extraordinary eau de vies, I again want to present a fruit brandy from Florian Faude to you. I have featured many of his eau de vies over the years, however … Read more

Agape – Inicio Blanco Tequila

The most famous tequila cocktail probably is the Margarita. Yet, the regular version can come off as a little bit unbalanced sometimes. Therefore, I wanted to create a version which gives the tequila enough room, … Read more

Red Dust – Plantation Peru 2004

One of the two new rums in the Plantation portfolio is the Peru 2004 Vintage Edition. The special thing about this rum, besides its not so common source, is the full disclosure of facts. This … Read more

Lump Street – Faude Doppelkümmel

Usually, Kümmel is a typical liquor from northern Germany. However, Florian Faude from Bötzingen thought he would have a go at this traditional spirit. The result is a rather complex liquor which can be used … Read more

Palms – Palms Arrak

Keeping the non-rum-theme for another week during Tiki month, I am presenting to you the Palms cocktail using – Palms Arrak. What might seem like an uninspired cocktail name, actually is another one of my … Read more

Bavarian Zombie – The Duke Rough Gin

For the start of this years Tiki Month I picked up the not-a-rum-drink-theme from the Winchester. However, instead of just replicating the Gin Zombie recipe, I decided to use typical Bavarian ingredients to create a … Read more

Gin Mai Tai – Citadelle Gin

I know, a Mai Tai is not the most Christmassy cocktail. – In fact, it is quite the opposite! – Nevertheless, this variation using gin instead of rum is so good that you basically can … Read more

Slomo – Windspiel Kraut & Knolle

Continuing the short excursion into Amaros with a representative, not from Italy, but from Germany. Windspiel, the gin producer from the Eifel region, broadened its product portfolio with a herbal spirit. This potato vodka based … Read more

Ixtapa – The Amber Falernum

Chances are high that you never heard of Falernum! However, among the more obscure rum liqueurs, like Pimento Dram or Swedish Punch, it very well may be the most famous. When used right, Falernum definitely … Read more

The Giantess – Dry Fly Whiskies

After short holidays here on the blog, I will present to you the rest of the Dry Fly line-up. Besides the potent Cask Strength and the huckleberry wine finished wheat whiskies I already sampled, there … Read more

C'est Si Bon – Daron Calvados

Well, it is again time to look at a rather underappreciated cocktail ingredient: Calvados! This very traditional French apple brandy is not very popular in bars, but it never fails to give drinks a perfect … Read more

Against The Grain – VollKorn

This time the name of the drink reflects the approach the VollKorn takes to the current spirit business. In a world where there are plenty of gins around the VollKorn takes a whole new approach! … Read more

Zingaro – Don Fulano Fuerte

After all this bourbon whiskey, it is time to focus on some interesting agave spirit again! In the case of the Don Fulano Fuerte, we are not only talking about a high quality tequila, but … Read more

Sweet & Bitter Taste – Boar Gin

A lot of unusual things are used to make gin nowadays! Even such rare delicacies as truffles. Now, you might think that this is something new when in fact there are several truffle gins from … Read more

Be Mine – B My Gin

I  know, I complained a lot about new gins still being introduced to the market… Well, I resigned, I will just appreciate every new drop of gin as a contribution to the diversity of the … Read more

Bend – Faude Cucumber Eau De Vie

Yes, you read right: cucumber eau de vie – a distilled spirit made out of cucumbers. This might seem like a poor idea at first glance, yet everyone is already throwing cucumber wheels in their … Read more

Outta My Mind – Revolte Rum

Similar to last week’s article on the Tesla Sljivo this one is about another new German spirit start-up. The Revolte Rum is distilled in Worms and wants to break with some of the conventions we … Read more

Blush – A Sorrel Julep

Sometimes inspiration strikes you at unusual places. This was also the case with this cocktail: When I was passing the herb bed the other day I noticed some sorrel growing and instantly thought: “Why not … Read more

Armistice – Roner Z44 Gin

It seems like no matter what I do, I can’t shake the gin… Yet, gin producers continue to give their best to surprise me with new variations that attract my attention. In this case, I … Read more

Brief & Bright – Citadelle Gin

Today I have an almost iconic Gin for you: the Citadelle Dry Gin from Ferrand. Now the problem with a classic is, that there is no news to report. Nevertheless, because of its strong flavour … Read more

Unbottled: Black Forest Dry Gin

View in: de en Man könnte den Schwarzwald als etwas wie das Epizentrum des Deutschen Gins bezeichnen, schließlich kommt auch der allseits bekannte Klassenprimus aus dem Schwarzwald. Mit dem Black Forest Dry Gin, versucht sich … Read more

Unbottled: Windspiel Gin

View in: de en Über den Windspiel Gin wurde an anderer Stelle schon ausführlich berichtet. Dennoch fand ich das Konzept dieses Gins so interessant, dass ich ihn auch auf meinem Blog vorstellen wollte. Besonders die … Read more

Mixology Monday XCV: Call Me Old-Fashioned

As I already mentioned in the article on February’s Mixology Monday I am planning on taking part more often. Especially when the topic is right up my alley like this month’s: Old-Fashioned variations.

Tiki Drink Sacrilege: 38. Al Special

Sometimes your guests demand something “special”, something extraordinary. Of course you could just suggest a classic cocktail that fits their taste, but another thing that I like to do and what I consider pretty much … Read more

Japanese Inspired Cocktails: X&Y

With this last Japanese inspired cocktail a few things are different from the other two drinks. Besides using another base spirit, the inspiration for this one came from a song. To finally come full circle, … Read more

The Mexican Old Cuban: Tamacun

I am a thief! I stole this recipe from – Well, to justify my deed: I didn’t really steal it. I just used their recipe as an inspiration and changed a some of the … Read more

World Cup Cocktail: Golden Smash

Are you fed up with all the bad Caipirinhas you have to gulp down while attending World Cup parties? Check out my variation for a more sophisticated cocktail that you can actually enjoy while watching … Read more

Martinis Reimagined: Bravery

The second drink in this mini-series is a variation of the Hanky Panky cocktail. Which itself is a variation of a sweet Martini, which is a variation of the classic Martini. So calling it a … Read more

Martinis Reimagined: My Heroics Part I

You are probably bored by the endless Martini variations out there! Nevertheless, I had some interesting ideas floating around in my head and let me tell you this: they turned out be rather good.

Fixing The Sidecar: The Sidecard

The Sidecar always tasted a bit unbalanced to you? – You think Cognac and Brandy are for elderly people? Maybe I can change your mind about that with this fruity and potent cocktail.