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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 enjoy every moment serving cocktails, creating cocktail recipes and taking part in many cocktail competitions.
Working as a bartender and mixologist is amazing, and I enjoyed every minute. After so many years, I decided to create JUST SHAKE OR STIR and start sharing 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 shape the concept for Just Shake or Stir as a brand and platform. Two years later and over 19000 followers on Instagram, I have a clear view of what the feature for Just Shake or Stir is.
welcome to the new website
I am happy to have you here, and I love to see you on my Instagram and my 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 every week building the library constantly. Alongside with 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 or why not subscribe for my podcast BEHIND THE BOTTLE. The podcast brings to you interviews with brands and hospitality professionals. Learn how your favourite spirits are made or dive in the amazing word of the hospitality industry.
Your truly Georgi Petrov
Latest Cocktail Recipes
The Irish Made Cocktail is refreshing with a juicy cucumber and excellent elderflower notes. In general, when you think about cucumber or elderflower, you won't associate these flavours with Whiskey. Most likely, you will think of a Gin or Vodka.Well, in this cocktail recipe, the Irish Whiskey plays fantastically with these flavours, and you'll be surprised how delicious is the combination.
Shamrock Cocktail is a beautiful, refreshing recipe based on Irish Whiskey with vibrant green colour.Usually associated with St. Patrick's Day, this cocktail often is forgotten for the rest of the year. However, if you love the freshness of the mint, I'll say it is a beautiful drink for spring and summertime.The Irish Whiskey pairing fantastic with the herbal taste of Chartreuse and the Dry Vermouth. The recipe here is taken from the Difford's Guide, and it is an adaptation of the recipe found in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.
Doctor Funk is an easy Rum cocktail dating back to the 1950s and is named after Doctor Bernard Funk. At the base of the cocktail, you have Jamaican Rum mixed with a touch of anise.The original recipe calls for absinthe, but I decided to substitute for a Pernod in my version. You still have this anise note, and if you don't hold a bottle of Absinthe, the Pernod or any anise liqueur will be a perfect replacement. The original recipes call for soda water, but I use Cream Soda for a touch of sweetness.