Surely, it must be five o’clock somewhere? Last month in New York, we weren’t saints. We not only indulged in incredible food, but also enjoyed a cocktail or two. Because they probably don’t serve you the best wine over there – that round once more goes to the French – but they sure do the world’s most fantastic cocktails. Now, here are my three favourite cocktails from our last trip which I recreated at home and which I’m happy to share with you. Cheerio!

Corpse Reviver

The Spotted Pig

5cl gin
5cl Lillet Blanc
5cl Royal Combier (or any other orange liqueur; I took Grand Marnier)
5cl freshly squeezed lemon juice
1.5 cl Herbsaint (or absinthe)


Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass.


Hudson Clearwater

5cl of your favourite gin, chilled
5cl elderflower liqueur (e.g. St. Germain)
2.5cl freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cucumber, lemon twist, for garnish


In an ice-filled shaker, add all ingredients except the cucumber and lemon peel. Shake for about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled tumbler and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a lemon twist.

Rhubarb Royale

ABC Kitchen

5cl rhubarb juice
2.5 cl elderflower liqueur
Sparkling rosé


Pour the rhubarb juice and elderflower liqueur into a flute, add sparkling rosé until the bubbles come up just below the rim. Once the bubbles decrease, add a little more rosé.


* Photo via Vogue


4 comments on “I’m so happy it’s happy hour”

    • Hi Nina! Remember the first sip of it? Aaaah! It’s actually pretty easy to get it in Europe now. In Switzerland, you can buy it at Manor, Globus or even in online shops like Unfortunately, I couldn’t find out whether you can get it in Norway. But next time you’re in the UK, go to Waitrose. Or even check Amazon UK.

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