Cocktails in Reykjavik

Naturally you can’t have a cocktail and travel blog without talking about both in the same series of entries. ūüôā Day 2 for us was a bit of venturing around Reykjavik to check out the local happy hour scene. ¬†We hit up 2 of the well-known cocktail bars¬†for happy hour.. because in Iceland, liquor is…

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Cheenarita

This¬†original concoction is inspired by a few new ingredients in our pantry. ¬†After doing a bit of research on Cynar (pronounced “CHEE-NAR”), I was surprised that I didn’t find many recipes that contained this Italian aperitif bitter liquor. ¬†Perhaps this was because Cynar isn’t like the Italian aperitif bitter liquors, due to one very different…

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Tequila Martini

After spending the weekend in Mexico I realized something…although I love tequila (and mezcal) I know very few cocktails which include it, other than the basic margaritas and palomas.¬† The other cocktails that I do know, like the Rosita, Anjeo Old Fashioned, and Mexican Firing Squad are completely unknown to your average all-inclusive resort bartender.¬†…

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Italian Margarita

OK, so try this on for size… You have a margarita (and according to Archer) so that means, you have tequila, cointreau, lime juice, ice, and kosher salt. ¬†Take away the kosher salt… and instead of cointreau, you have cocchi americano, aperol and a few dashes of Boker’s bitters. ¬†This keeps the bitter orange flavor…

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