Article originally published in the May-October 2018 edition of the Atmosphere magazine. Read the latest edition here.
Some cocktails are delicious. Others are whimsical.The Funny in Sweden is both. Originating in The Liquor Rooms in Dublin, the Funny in Sweden blends sweet whisky with sour humour. It was created by The Liquor Rooms’ own Swedish bartender John Norrman, prone to spouting ridiculous jokes cheekily dubbed as funny only in Sweden. The Funny in Sweden comes with a tiny scroll tied to the stem of the glass, subjecting the drinker to a joke while they savour a delightful libation.
Customers can submit their own jokes, as long as they’re not too funny, of course.
40 ml (11⁄3 oz) Chivas Regal 12-year-old / 12 ans
20 ml (2⁄3 oz) Aperol
10 ml (1⁄3 oz) Benoit Serres Liqueur à la Violette
30 ml (1 oz) lemon juice / jus de citron
10 ml (1⁄3 oz) sugar syrup / sirop de canne
Mix all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Double-strain the mixture into a large coupe glass.
Attach terrible joke.
Enjoy the drink.