8 Contemporary Copenhagen Classics

The best of Copenhagen – all in one place!

We have tasted our way through almost 50 of the most innovative cocktails produced by some of the best bartenders in Copenhagen. It’s a tough job but someone had to do it. While we are nowhere near done mapping out the best craft cocktails of Copenhagen and will continue to explore trendsetting bars to provide the ultimate guide, this week we are teaming up with Kødbyens Mad & Marked and We Got Spirit to provide an all-day, open-air bar allowing you to taste eight of the best cocktails we’ve come across!

This Saturday for Cocktails & Cooking (20th August 2016 10:00-22:00), you will be presented with these creative concoctions:

Business Thyme by Ted Dako. Can be found on the menu at Bar 25 - one of the best cocktail bars in Copenhagen.Business thyme

4 cl Bulldog gin
1,5 cl akacia honey syrup
1,5 cl lemon juice
3 cl raspberry pure
2 cl thyme syrup (blend simple syrup with fresh thyme and double strain)

Ted Dako’s original creation from the 2016 World Class Nordic Finals and the menu at Bar25. The combination of raspberry’s and herbs from the gin and thyme makes this a refreshing mid-day drink! Read the full post here.


Nordic MuleNordic Mule

5 cl Aalborg Taffel akvavit
2,5 cl Marie Brizard elderflower liqueur
2,5 cl lime
Top with Thomas Henry Ginger beer

Pour all the ingredients over rock ice in a wine glass. Top up with Thomas Henry ginger beer and garnish with cucumber slices and dill.

As with all “mules”, the ginger beer provides the spicy kick in this drink, but the characteristic caraway notes of the Taffel aquavit stick along for the after taste and blends in with the dill garnish. Challenge yourself and try it – you’ll probably enjoy it more than a classic Moscow Mule! Read the full post here.

Created by Aurimas Mul at K Bar




5 cl Hendricks gin
4 slices of cucumber
1 cl Cointreau
3 cl fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 cl honey
1/2 bar spoon of Danish raw liquorice powder by Johan Bülow

Muddle, shake and fine strain into a vintage Cocktail glass. Garnish with a liquorice stick

Cucumber and liqourice – a peculiar mix that in Unfaithful was ranked among the 101 best cocktails of 2012 by bartender icon Gary Regan.

Is your date at Cocktails & Cooking? Then order this drink: a liquorice/cucumber combination has been proven scientifically to be the most effective in triggering a sexual appetite in both men and women.

Created by Humberto Marquez at Curfew


Grilled PeachesGrilled Peaches

5 cl Mezcal Koch
1 cl Giffard Peach Brandy
1½ cl lime juice
1½ cl simple syrup
Pinch of salt

Shake well and fine strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Prepare the cocktail coupe by dusting fennel ashes on the side of the glass

Smoky mescal combined with peach gives the cocktail its name, fennel ashes dusted on the side gives it a distinct smell and look. But the combination of the three makes it taste like a distinct grassy and smokeable herb that’s NOT tobacco. Red the full post here.

Created by Nick Hovind Kobernagel at Ruby


No.2 House PunchNo.2 House Punch

Delivered from the cocktail labs of Sune Urth’s bar at No.2, the ingredients in this cocktail-on-tap are known, but the ratios are not: Jubilæums aquavit, white rum, cherry liqueur, orange liqueur, lemonade, acid, sugar, green tea and water. Made so none of the ingredients stick out but instead complement each other, this harmonic punch is refreshing and complex. And great if you’re a little busy. Read the full post here.

Created by Sune Urth at No.2


Østersø Cola, a unique craft cocktail from Lidkoeb - one of the best cocktail bars in Copenhagen, photo by Alexander Banck PetersenØstersø Cola

3 cl Pimms
3 cl Ketel One Vodka
3 cl lemon juice
2 cl Johan Bülow Sweet Liquorice Syrup (watered down with some sugar syrup)
1 cl Giffard Peach Liqueur

Shake with ice and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

This is the taste of “Rotten Fish” from your childhood hard-candy mix from BonBon, “Lossepladsen” candy mix. A Danish 90’s childhood taste revived at Lidkoeb! Read the full post here.


Strawberry & CreamStrawberries & Cream

Strawberry puré
Lightly whipped cream with fresh vanilla
Basil sprig

Shake the strawberry puré with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Top with the vanilla whipped cream and garnish with a sprig of basil


Originally made with alchohol, K-bar owner Kirsten had to take that out as it was more or less the only drink being ordered! Now a popular non-alcoholic cocktail, this is the definitive taste of Danish summer! Read the full post here.


Slush Espresso MartiniSlush Espresso Martini

7 parts vodka
2 parts frangelico
2 parts kaluha
2 parts creme de cacao
2 part sugar syrup
1.1 parts drip coffee

Prepare all ingredients in your slush machine…  Garnish with a few pinches of bacon salt and serve in a cocktail glass.

Frangelico hazelnut liqueur should be mandatory content in any espresso martini. Slush makes this rather sweet drink and absolute delight and combined with he hazelnut the bacon salt will make you dream of caramel desserts out of this world. Read the full post here.

Created by Geoffrey Canilao at Balderdash

Join us this Saturday for Cocktails & Cooking at Kødbyens Mad & Marked for our all-day, open-air bar where you can taste all the cocktails above at good market prices! Also use the opportunity to stop by the weekend bar show Copenhagen By the Glass just next door. This weekend is a pure cocktail explosion!

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Martin Millard
Corporate slut by day, cocktail enthusiast by night. On a neverending path to become cocktail expert, partly through visiting Copenhagen's and the world's best watering holes, partly through an ever-expanding homebar. #whiskeywednesdays makes every humpday a good one.