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Cocktails in Europe

Cocktails in Europe

Get a taste for European cocktails on the last stop of our World Cocktail Tour.

By Cari Jorgensen

We’ve taken you on a journey all over the world on our cocktail tour. We hit the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Africa with 31 cocktails. Join us on the last – and largest – stop: Europe.

WORLD COCKTAIL TOUR STOP SEVEN: EUROPE

Country: Austria

Hallstatt, Austria RudyBalasko/iStock

Hallstatt, Austria RudyBalasko/iStock

Cocktail: Kopfnuß
Ingredients: 1 l red wine, 1 l cognac, 1 l cointreau, 1 cinnamon stick, sugar (to taste), 3-4 cloves
Directions: Place the red wine in a saucepan. Add the cinnamon stick and cloves. Sweeten to taste with the sugar. Heat. Right before serving, add the cognac and cointreau. Remove saucepan from fire and pour in hot drink glasses. This recipe serves 6.

Country: Belgium

Ghent, Belgium kasto80/iStock

Ghent, Belgium kasto80/iStock

Cocktail: Brussels Coffee
Ingredients: 2 parts Mandarine Napoleon, hot black coffee
Garnish: whipped cream
Directions: Warm a hot drink glass. Pour in the Mandarine Napoleon. Add the hot black coffee and top it with the whipped cream.

Country: Denmark

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark SeanPavonePhoto/iStock

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark SeanPavonePhoto/iStock

Cocktail: King of Denmark
Ingredients: 4 parts Pernod, 3 parts black currant syrup, 8-10 parts water, ice cubes
Directions: Fill a high ball glass with ice. Pour in all ingredients. Stir.

Country: England

Tower Bridge, London, England TomasSereda/iStock

Tower Bridge, London, England TomasSereda/iStock

Cocktail: London Fog
Ingredients: 44 ml peppermint white liqueur, 44 ml Amer Picon, 1 dash Angostura bitters, ice cubes
Directions: Put all ingredients, including the ice, in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Country: Finland

Helsinki, Finland scanrail/iStock

Helsinki, Finland scanrail/iStock

Cocktail: Jääkarhu
Ingredients: 1 cl white rum, 1 cl brandy, 2 cl coffee liqueur, ice cubes
Directions: Pour white rum, brandy and coffee liqueur in an ice-filled mixing glass and stir. Strain into a snifter.

Country: France

Tour Eiffel, Paris, France interlight/iStock

Tour Eiffel, Paris, France interlight/iStock

Cocktail: French Quarter
Ingredients: 1 oz Chambord Liqueur Royale De France, 1 oz Southern Comfort, 1 oz pineapple juice, 1 oz cranberry juice, ice cubes
Garnish: lime wedge
Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in all ingredients. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Country: Germany

Cologne Cathedral, Germany Noppasin Wongchum/iStock

Cologne Cathedral, Germany Noppasin Wongchum/iStock

Cocktail: Oppenheim
Ingredients: 30 ml bourbon, 20 ml grenadine syrup, 20 ml red vermouth, 5 ml Pernod, ice cubes
Garnish: orange slice, lemon slice
Directions: In a mixing glass, stir all the ingredients, including the ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon and orange slices.

Country: Greece

Santorini, Oia, Greece jenifoto/iStock

Santorini, Oia, Greece jenifoto/iStock

Cocktail: Apollo
Ingredients: 4 cl Metaxa (5 star), 1 cl Cointreau, 1 cl crème de cassis, 1 cl lime juice, 4 cl passion fruit juice, 6 cl cranberry juice, ice cubes
Garnish: 1 lemon slice, 2 maraschino cherries, 2 straws
Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all other ingredients. Shake well. Fill a hurricane glass halfway with ice. Strain mix into hurricane glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and two maraschino cherries. Serve with two straws.

Country: Hungary

Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary RudyBalasko/iStock

Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary RudyBalasko/iStock

Cocktail: Bordij
Ingredients: 1 oz cognac, 3/4 oz crème de cassis, 2 oz Egri Bikavér, ice cubes
Directions: Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled red wine glass.

Country: Ireland

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland Stockbyte/Thinkstock

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland Stockbyte/Thinkstock

Cocktail: Dublin Handshake
Ingredients: 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream, 1/2 oz Irish whiskey, 3/4 oz sloe gin, ice cubes
Directions: Including the ice, place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Country: Italy

Colosseum, Rome, Italy IakovKalinin/iStock

Colosseum, Rome, Italy IakovKalinin/iStock

Cocktail: Dolce-Amaro
Ingredients: 22 ml amaretto liqueur, 45 ml Campari, 45 ml dry vermouth, ice cubes
Directions: Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Country: Netherlands

Amsterdam Netherlands KavalenkavaVolha/iStock

Amsterdam Netherlands KavalenkavaVolha/iStock

Cocktail: Amsterdam
Ingredients: 30 ml gin, 15 ml Cointreau, 15 ml orange juice, 4 dashes orange bitters, shaved ice
Garnish: orange slice
Directions: Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice.

Country: Norway

Northern Lights, Norway StrahilDimitrov/iStock

Northern Lights, Norway StrahilDimitrov/iStock

Cocktail: Viking II
Ingredients: 20 ml Galliano, 20 ml aquavit
Directions: Using a bar spoon, layer the ingredients in order. Serve in a lowball glass.

Country: Poland

Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock

Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock

Cocktail: Szarlotka
Ingredients: 50 ml Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, 150 ml apple juice
Directions: Chill apple juice, vodka and lowball glass. Pour chilled juice and vodka in the chilled glass. Serve.

Country: Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal Rrrainbow/iStock

Lisbon, Portugal Rrrainbow/iStock

Cocktail: Olá!
Ingredients: 3 cl Licor Beirão, 2 cl brandy, 1 cl orange juice, ice cubes
Directions: Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a snifter.

Country: Russia

St. Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia Marco Saracco/iStock

St. Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia Marco Saracco/iStock

Cocktail: Anouchka
Ingredients: 50 ml vodka, crème de mûres (blackberry liqueur), ice cubes
Garnish: blackberry
Directions: Shake vodka and blackberry liqueur with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a blackberry.

Country: Scotland

Inverness, Scotland Jeffrey Banke/Hemera

Inverness, Scotland Jeffrey Banke/Hemera

Cocktail: Flying Scotsman
Ingredients: 1 oz Scotch whisky, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 1 dash bitters,1/4 tsp sugar syrup, ice cubes
Directions: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

Country: Spain

La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain ONiONAstudio/iStock

La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain ONiONAstudio/iStock

Cocktail: Picasso
Ingredients: 30 ml cognac, 10 ml Dubonnet, 10 ml lime juice, 15 ml sugar syrup, ice cubes
Garnish: orange twist
Directions: Place all ingredients, including ice, in a cocktail shaker. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with an orange twist.

Country: Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden scanrail/iStock

Stockholm, Sweden scanrail/iStock

Cocktail: Swedish Fish
Ingredients: 2 oz Black Haus blackberry schnapps, 1 oz akvavit, 1 splash cranberry juice, ice cubes
Garnish: fresh fruit
Directions: Shake all of the ingredients with the ice. Strain and garnish with fresh fruit. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Country: Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland RudyBalasko/iStock

Zurich, Switzerland RudyBalasko/iStock

Cocktail: Swiss Alps
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Hpnotiq liqueur, 3/4 oz white crème de cacao, ice cubes
Directions: Place ice, liqueur, and white crème de cacao in a cocktail shaker. Shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

What has been your favorite cocktail on our tour?

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