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Cocktial Menus: Union and Ruby in Copenhagen

Below are the cocktail menus for Union and Ruby in Copenhagen. I wrote about the bars yesterday.

The menus are long so if you see a link below click it to keep reading.

Union

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Angostura bitters soaked Sugar Cube, cognac, Champagne.
 A true classic.

DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON
Pernod, champagne
Kickstart the day., need we say more. 

BUCKS FIZZ
Orange juice, champagne.
Invented as an excuse to drink early, use it.

BOOTLEG
Gunpowder + Peach tea infused Bourbon, champagne. Of course it works!

GLAD RAGS
Cherry, oregat, champagne
The sweetness of the cherry and almond compliment the dryness of the champagne perfectly.

BOURBON COCKTAILS

THE STRUGGLE BUGGY
Bourbon, punt e mes, dark agave, lime, sugar 
Bourbon  shaken with the bitter sweet Italian vermouth punt e mes and dark organic agave nectar.

THE JITNEY
Bourbon, creme de mure, campari, lemon.
Bourbon and sweet blackberry liqueur meet the bitter Campari halfway and come to an arrangement that suits both parties.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Bourbon, homemade rhubarb syrup, mint,  flamed absinthe garnish.
You may need a chaperone after a few of these.

BEARCAT
Bourbon,  st germain, raspberry, jerry Thomas  bitters
Bourbon , Raspberry and Elderflower shaken hard and served straight up form a surprisingly refreshing union.

RUM COCKTAILS

THE DRUGSTORE COWBOY
Rum, spoon lemon curd, lemon, sugar, ginger wine 
The intense flavour of lemon is whipped into shape with rum and then receives a crown of ginger wine.

CHICAGO FIZZ
Rum, port, egg white, lemon, sugar, soda
An easy drinking friend to have by your side. Attaboy!

MAPLE WAS RIGHT
Rum, lime, maple syrup
One is never enough.

PUTTING ON THE RITZ
Rum, maraschino, apple syrup, fresh pink grape, lime.
A generous measure of rum and cherry liqueur, accentuated with apple syrup, fresh pink grape juice and a splash of lime.  Served frappe.

GIN AND GENEVER COCKTAILS

COPACETIC
Gin, lillet, rose water, ginger juice, lime.
Gin and sweet vermouth get dolled up with rose (not fred) and ginger

BRONX CHEER
Gin, grappa, agave syrup, lime, sugar,
Gin and grappa go out on a blind date and end up in a dark alley with a Mexican.

TEMPERANCE
Gin, fernet branca, kirsch vin, pineapple syrup
Gin gets slapped by fernet, kicked by kirsch but then gets its pineapple glad rags on and they all end up out on the town.

SAYS YOU
Gin, coriander, cucumber, lime, celery bitters.
A reaction of disbelief is not uncommon when drinking this herbal concoction.

TEQUILA COCKTAILS

QUEEN OF SHEBA
Tequila, violet, benedictine, regans orange bitters, zest.
The Tequila and Violet are tamed somewhat by the master of bitters and finished with an orange zest.                   

DOLLED UP  
 Tequila, cointreau, cardamom,  sage, lime
Two strong herbal flavours are stroked by cointreau  and then head to sunnier shores for a change of pace.

DAPPER
Tequila, cynar, lemon, sugar, vanilla salt.  
Why have salt on the side when you can have it in the drink?          

GOLDDIGGER
Tequila, campari, homemade passionfruit syrup, bitters.
Some girls marry for wealth and riches. Like the combination of campari and passion fruit,  it can most definitely be Sweet and bitter.

WHISKY COCKTAILS

BLIND PIG
Big smoke whisky, mandarin napoleon, orange bitters,
Ever wondered what it would taste like if you were a smoker who eats mandarins? Now is that time, live a little.

THE WILLIAM H ANDERSON
Rye, Antigua formula, chestnut liqueur, orange twist, aromatic bitters.
This strong but delicate cocktail will leave you ossified but craving more.

TEA FOR TWO
Rye whisky, dry sherry, chai syrup, angostura  bitters, orange zest
Not  everybody s  cup of tea but definitely worth trying.

BIG SIX
Scotch, Punt e Mes, Benedictine, Absinthe.
Powerful, like the engine of its day.

COGNAC AND BLENDED BRANDY COCKTAILS

FALL GUY
Cognac, Chambord, lemon, sugar, topped with weiss bier.
This is one drink that is worth being framed for.  The weiss bier adds a smooth texture to this delicate cocktail.

HOOCH
Applejack, yellow chartreuse, st germain, lemon, old time bitters.
Applejack and the more mellow of the Chartreuse family are handcuffed together in Union and then teased with a touch of St Germain Elderflower liqueur.

Ruby

Seasonal Summer Cocktails

Kir Reconstructed
A refreshing and aromatic cocktail consisting of French pastis- Ricard, French pureed blackcurrants and Champagne- French, of course…

Prickly Thistle Martini
Our summer take on a martini. Szechuan pepper infused Lillet apéritif, a healhty measure of Hendrick’s gin and fresh stamped curepipe pink peppercorn stirred to give you a cold and refreshing martini with a little bite!

Rita & Ruby
A heavenly concoction with a velvety finish. Our home infused liquorice root tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and homemade rhubarb syrup.

Edradour Summer Sour
Edradour Single Malt whisky, Aperol, fresh lemon juice, Agave syrup and fresh strawberries makes this a mouth watering fruity cocktail with a tiny hint of smoke.

Me, Myself and Myers
Dark and delicious Myers rum shaken with home made pineapple sugar syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice and a dash of Celery Bitters. Simply addictive.

Ruby Cocktails

Iced Tea Martini
A blend of fruity Earl Grey and smoky Lapsang Souchong teas stirred over ice with a Belvedere Citrus vodka and peach liqueur. Garnished with a lemon twist.

Rhubarb & Champagne
Fresh ginger, freshly made rhubarb syrup and Chilean Pisco topped with our amazing Agrapart Champagne. This beauty will sell itself all summer: lots of fizz and lots of  flavour. ‘Nuff said.

Rapscallion
Talisker Single Malt Whisky stirred over Pedro Xiemenez sweet sherry with a Ricard pastis rinse. A smokey, Scottish version of the Manhattan.

Ruby Rum Punch
A long awaited fruity re-entry on the menu. This punch made of fresh passion fruit, Appleton 12 year rum, Cointreau, maraschino liqueur, Peychaud’s bitter and ruby grapefruit juice was on the menu when Ruby opened the 14th of June 2007.

Pink Mark
Maker’s Mark bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur shaken with fresh raspberries, lemon juice and homemade vanilla syrup, cheekily topped with Pilsner.

Bitter Blush
A bitter sweet mix of Tanqueray gin, Campari and fresh passion fruit and then rounded off with our favourite French apéritif Lillet Blanc. A deliciously intense cocktail.

Untitled Orange
Bursting with mouth watering citrus flavours we’ve mixed orange zest, infused Vodka and Aperol aperitivo with fresh lemon and grapefruit juices and then sweetened it with a little sugar syrup.

Ruby Daiquiri
Ulla’s homemade rhubarb jam shaken with homemade vanilla syrup, fresh lime juice and Angostura 5 year rum makes a fruity concoction.

Celerita
A surprising yet refreshing combination of Granny Smith apple and celery muddled and shaken with Viva Mexico reposado tequila, Cointreau, apple liqueur and fresh lime juice.

A Midsummer Nights Dream
A real crowd pleaser is back! Geranium Gin, our intense homemade Blueberry puree (oh yummy), Creme de Cacao, a dash of cream and a dusting of liquorice by Johan.

Ruby Classic Selection

Dry Martini
Today’s most popular version. Choose your gin and we’ll stir it with a hint of Noilly Prat dry vermouth and garnish it with an olive. Try our favourites with Plymouth or Martin Miller’s Westbound Strength.

Pisco Sour
A unisex favourite made with your choice of Pisco, Peychaud’s bitters, lime juice, sugar syrup and shaken fluffy with a dash of egg white. Go Chilean with Capel or upgrade your Sour with the brilliant Peruvian Ocucaje Italia.

Spritz
Feel like you’re sitting at the piazza in northern Italy. We offer either Aperol or Campari with dry white wine and topped with soda. A perfect summer match.

Air Mail
Quite simply rum with a little honey, lime and champagne. The cocktail changes character depending on which rum you choose: Go for either Bacardi 8 year old dark rum or the fiery La Mauny agricole rum. Hell, stay for while and try one of each!

Mint Julep
Choose between Maker’s Mark or Woodford Reserve bourbon with fresh mint and goodness in a silver cup. Cotton in bales line the horizon and the Kentucky summer is endless like a perfect date.

French 75
The French 75-mm field gun model 1897 was used well into WWII. Here is the cocktail : London dry gin, lemon juice and a dash of sugar. Choose between blanc de blancs or rosé Champagne.

Virgin Cocktails

Big Apple
Fresh mint, lime and apple muddled and lenghtend with cloudy apple juice and soda.

Short Straw
A whole passion fruit mixed with fresh juices of grapefruit and lime and then sweetened with elderflower and ginger ale.

Barry Dodger
Blackberries and raspberries muddled and mixed with fresh lemon juice, homemade vanilla syrup and cranberry juice.

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

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