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A Cocktail for Copenhagen

The Copenhagen cocktail and its creator, Gromit Eduardsen at bar 1105. 

The Copenhagen cocktail and its creator, Gromit Eduardsen at bar 1105. 

By Camper English, contributor

October 14th, 2011

Under the radar to most people, Copenhagen is one heck of a good cocktail town. I spent a couple of days exploring its bars this summer and came away very impressed. 

One cocktail I saw listed on menus all over town is the Copenhagen. It was invented at the bar 1105 by the owner Gromit Eduardsen as the winning entry in a cocktail contest sponsored by Danish liqueur brand Cherry Heering. Cherry Heering is a key ingredient in several vintage cocktails including the Blood and Sand and the Singapore Sling. It too is in drinks all over town.

The Copenhagen has a base of Bols Genever, which is an elder ancestor to gin. (Gin won't work as a substitute, so you'll need to track down genever.) It gives the drink a malty yet light base that is enlivened with the rich cherry liqueur and the tart lime juice. 

If you can't hop on a plane to visit this beautiful city you can still pop in your copy of The Little Mermaid or curl up with your favorite Hans Christian Andersen story and enjoy a taste of Copenhagen. 

The Copenhagen
By Gromit Eduardsen of bar 1105 in Copenhagen

2 cl. (.75 fl. oz.) Cherry Heering Liqueur
5 cl. (1.5 fl. oz.) Bols Genever
2 cl. (.75 fl. oz.) Lime Juice
2 cl. (.75 fl. oz.) Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Orange twist for garnish

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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