Inside Copenhagen #3: mixologist Gromit Eduardsen on drinking in the Danish capital

Tell us about your invention, the Copenhagen Cocktail.
I wanted to make a modern cocktail with interesting twists that everyone could enjoy. And, I wanted to challenge people’s preconceptions about Cherry Heering liqueur – a drink Queen Victoria enjoyed as an after-dinner tipple. I decided to mix it with Bols Genever, the original form of gin used in cocktails in the 1800s; it’s a little off the radar these days. It’s been served at 1105 since we won; friends in New York, Sydney, London, Tokyo – and, or course, at bars in Copenhagen – serve it, too.

The Copenhagen Cocktail recipe

50ml Bols Genever
20ml Cherry Heering Liqueur
20ml fresh pressed lime juice
20ml sugar syrup (Monin)
1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake with ice, then strain into a martini glass. Carefully add a slice of organic orange peel so that it floats on top of the your cocktail.

Danish capital´s a heady cocktail of drinking dens, Copenhagen´s own

NEW YORK — Bookended by the Carlsberg and Tuborg breweries, the Danes have long been a nation of beer drinkers. But a new generation of bartenders is driving a vibrant cocktail culture in Copenhagen.

And as of two years ago, the city has its own signature quaff, the Copenhagen Cocktail.

Created by Gromit Eduardsen, bartending partner at 1105 (www.1105.dk), the drink has a cheery pink hue and lightly fruity flavour and won a contest sponsored by Danish liqueur brand Cherry Heering.

However, don’t expect to find the drink on every cocktail menu in town.

At Ruby (http://rby.dk/), offerings run to classics and seasonal libations with international influence, such as the Mirabellini (hazelnut-infused pisco shaken with Mirabelle plum jam and topped with dry Champagne).

Hidden speakeasy The Union (Store Strandstrde 19; 1255 Kbenhavn K) is also noted for its excellent drinks, which flow from midnight until the wee hours — but don’t look for the Copenhagen Cocktail there either.

You can however get one at Mash (www.mashsteak.dk/), short for “Modern American Steak House,” a prime venue for business lunches and dinners. “It has a great bar team,” Eduardsen says, “and it’s probably the best steak house in Scandinavia.”

Among Eduardsen’s rather lengthy list of other must-drink spots: The streamlined Oak Room (www.oakroom.dk/) in the Nrrobro “Latin Quarter” district, “seductive 1800s-style cocktails” at Salon 39 (www.salon39.dk/) in Frederiksberg, and pretty much any of the myriad new bars opening at a fast clip in the hip meat-packing district known as Kdbyen (the name translates as “Meat City”).

For work-hard/play-hard types, Copenhagen “rocks all night long,” says Eduardsen, pointing to Simon’s Copenhagen (http://simonscopenhagen.com/index.html) as a great example; the late-night dance spot is housed in an old art gallery. Not a bad way to get your Copenhagen Cocktail on.

Copenhagen Cocktail

50 ml Genever

20 ml Cherry Heering

20 ml fresh lime juice

20 ml Sirop de gomme (sugar syrup)

Dash of Angostura bitters

Shake over ice. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.

Watch Eduardsen make his award-winning cocktail (www.youtube.com/watch?v-wGPNtAfh64U )

http://www.theprovince.com/travel/Danish+capital+heady+cocktail+drinking+dens/5735225/story.html

Spirited Traveler: Cocktailing in Copenhagen on msnbc.msn.com

NEW YORK— Bookended by the Carlsberg and Tuborg breweries, the Danes have long been a nation of beer drinkers. But a new generation of bartenders is driving a vibrant cocktail culture in Copenhagen.

And as of two years ago, the city has its own signature quaff, the Copenhagen Cocktail.

Created by Gromit Eduardsen, bartending partner at 1105 (http://www.1105.dk),

the drink has a cheery pink hue and lightly fruity flavor and won a contest sponsored by Danish liqueur brand Cherry Heering. (Cherry Heering also is a key ingredient in the classic Singapore Sling and Blood & Sand cocktails.)

However, don’t expect to find the drink on every cocktail menu in town.

At Ruby (http://rby.dk/), offerings run to classics and seasonal libations with international influence, such as the Mirabellini (hazelnut-infused pisco shaken with Mirabelle plum jam and topped with dry Champagne).

Hidden speakeasy The Union (Store Strandstrde 19; 1255 Kbenhavn K) is also noted for its excellent drinks, which flow from midnight until the wee hours – but don’t look for the Copenhagen Cocktail there either.

You can however get one at Mash (http://www.mashsteak.dk/),

short for “Modern American Steak House,” a prime venue for business lunches and dinners. “It has a great bar team,” Eduardsen says, “and it’s probably the best steak house in Scandinavia.”

Among Eduardsen’s rather lengthy list of other must-drink spots: The streamlined Oak Room (http://www.oakroom.dk/) in the Nrrobro “Latin Quarter” district, “seductive 1800s-style cocktails” at Salon 39 (http://www.salon39.dk/) in Frederiksberg, and pretty much any of the myriad new bars opening at a fast clip in the hip meat-packing district known as Kdbyen (the name translates as “Meat City”).

For work-hard/play-hard types, Copenhagen “rocks all night long,” says Eduardsen, pointing to Simon’s Copenhagen (http://simonscopenhagen.com/index.html)

as a great example; the late-night dance spot is housed in an old art gallery. Not a bad way to get your Copenhagen Cocktail on.

The Spirited Traveller: Cocktailing comes to Copenhagen on reuters.com

 (Reuters.com) – Bookended by the Carlsberg and Tuborg breweries, the Danes have long been a nation of beer drinkers. But a new generation of bartenders is now driving a vibrant cocktail culture in Copenhagen.

And as of two years ago, the city has its own signature quaff, the Copenhagen Cocktail. Created by Gromit Eduardsen, bartending partner at 1105 (<www.1105.dk>), the drink has a cheery pink hue and lightly fruity flavour and won a contest sponsored by Danish liqueur brand Cherry Heering. (Cherry Heering also is a key ingredient in the classic Singapore Sling and Blood & Sand cocktails.)

However, don’t expect to find the drink on every cocktail menu in town.

At Ruby (<rby.dk/>), offerings run to classics and seasonal libations with international influence, such as the Mirabellini (hazelnut-infused pisco shaken with Mirabelle plum jam and topped with dry Champagne). Hidden speakeasy The Union (Store Strandstræde 19; 1255 København K) is also noted for its excellent drinks, which flow from midnight until the wee hours – but don’t look for the Copenhagen Cocktail there either.

You can however get one at Mash (<www.mashsteak.dk/>), short for “Modern American Steak House,” a prime venue for business lunches and dinners. “It has a great bar team,” Eduardsen says, “and it’s probably the best steak house in Scandinavia.”

Among Eduardsen’s rather lengthy list of other must-drink spots: The streamlined Oak Room (<www.oakroom.dk/>) in the Nørrobro “Latin Quarter” district, “seductive 1800s-style cocktails” at Salon 39 (<www.salon39.dk/>) in Frederiksberg, and pretty much any of the myriad new bars opening at a fast clip in the hip meat-packing district known as Kødbyen (the name translates as “Meat City”).

For work-hard/play-hard types, Copenhagen “rocks all night long,” says Eduardsen, pointing to Simon’s Copenhagen (<here>) as a great example; the late-night dance spot is housed in an old art gallery. Not a bad way to get your Copenhagen Cocktail on.

RECIPE: Copenhagen Cocktail

(Courtesy of Gromit Eduardsen)

5 cl Genever

2 cl Cherry Heering

2 cl freshly pressed lime juice

2 cl Sirop de gomme (sugar syrup)

Dash of Angostura bitters

Shake over ice. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.

Watch Eduardsen make his award-winning cocktail <here>. The opinions expressed are her own.) (Editing by Peter Myers)

BBC Travel with Lonely planet Copenhagen Cocktail

…Blowout: The city’s cocktail scene is thriving thanks in part to Brits like Gromit Eduardsen of louche Bar 1105. He created The Copenhagen, £12.50, a cocktail featuring local spirit cherry heering. An easy place to lose an evening….
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110224-budget-and-blowout-guide-to-copenhagen

Heering at the TBEX, the Travel Bloggers Fair

More than 200 travel bloggers will be present in Copenhagen for the Travel Blogger Congress, the TBEX, between the 4:th and 6:th of November. The main sponsors are Wonderful Copenhagen together with FinnAir and Momondo.

Heering will host a Copenhagen Cocktail session which will include a “cocktail school” and a cocktail bar. The event will be live streamed at the congress webpage!

If you are there, be sure to not miss the Copenhagen Cocktail session.

Heering celebrates Denmark Day with Copenhagen Cocktail

Heering will be present at the official “Denmark Day” in the Danish pavilion during expo Shanghai in China. The crown prince of Denmark. HM Frederik, will be attending the festivities. We will get back with pictures from this day within short.

Heering will join VisitDenmark event in NY

VisitDenmark has invited some 30 journalists to the Aston centre in New York for a press event on the 4th of December. Heering will be present and the Copenhagen Cocktail will be served to all journalists present.

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