Just Shake or Stir - for all cocktails lovers.

Thank you for visiting Just Shake or Stir. My name is Georgi Petrov, and I started behind the bar back in 1995. For the past 20+ years, I have enjoyed every moment serving cocktails, creating cocktail recipes and taking part in many cocktail competitions.


Working as a bartender and mixologist is terrific, and I enjoyed every minute. After so many years, I decided to create JUST SHAKE OR STIR and share my knowledge with everyone interested in learning the cocktail making craft. In the beginning, it was only Instagram, but after a while, my first website came to life. Like every new beginning, I learned and shaped the concept for Just Shake or Stir as a brand and platform. Two years later, and with over 19000 followers on Instagram, I have a clear view of what the feature for Just Shake or Stir is.

I am happy to have you here, and I love to see you on my Instagram and YouTube Channel. The biggest reward for me will be to know I help you find inspiration to start making cocktails, exploring new spirits and sharing with friends and family. With that said, I’ll be uploading new cocktail recipes building the library constantly. Alongside cocktail recipes, I will share with you homemade ingredients techniques and some advanced mixology methods. The world of Mixology has no limitations, and we will explore many exciting techniques and delicious recipes.


While I explore, share and create new cocktail recipes for the website, I want to invite you to join me on YouTube for weekly Cocktail Videos.

Enjoy your time here, and don’t forget you can always Get in touch if you have a question, ideas or request. For brands collaborations, please send an email to info@justshakeorstir.com.


Your truly Georgi Petrov

Smoked On The Beach Cocktail

Smoked On The Beach Cocktail Recipes

Smoked On The Beach Cocktail – sounds good to me when you go on holiday and order this at the bar. The bartender may ask you if you to meant to call SEX ON THE BEACH, but hey, you know better. This cocktail is full of Pineapple flavours with refreshing star anise, bitters and a delightful sweet and sour taste. It is the perfect beach cocktail to enjoy on holiday, or why not anytime you want.Smoked On The Beach Cocktail is one of my signature cocktail recipes, and don't forget to share it with the world.

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Smoked Dates Cocktail

Smoked Dates Cocktail Recipe

Smoked Dates Cocktail is a beautiful three ingredients cocktail with Bourbon, Vintage Port and homemade Date Syrup. I have created the recipe in January 2019 and still love it when the winter months come. Apart from removing the lime juice from the original cocktail recipe, everything else is still the same.So, if you are a fan of Bourbon Cocktails or you like delicious Port Wine on winter evenings, this Cocktail is for you. The Cocktail is smoked with hickory wood, but you can use any wood flavour per your liking.The Cocktail is warm, sweet, comforting with smoky notes, and it is the perfect sip for a lovely Christmas dinner or party with friends and family.

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I'll Take Manhattan. Sweet version with Cherry Heering Liqueur

I’ll Take Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

I'll Take Manhattan is a beautiful riff on the classic Manhattan Cocktail, where the cherry flavour is much more than a garnish, and it is one of those versions that highlight the beauty of the Cherry Heering Liqueur Cocktails.The evolution of the Manhattan starting back in 1891 with a recipe long forgotten and many variations is hard to pick. In the beginning, there was Ray Whiskey as it was popular in New York. Slowly the Bourbon takes over in this classic Cocktail Recipe.However, when you try Dry Manhattan, Perfect Manhattan and Sweet Manhattan, you may decide to explore all of them. So let me help you start with this cocktail recipe first.

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